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LOCATION:St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Oleg Gitarkin
  • ZombieGirl (bass)
  • Denis "Kashey" Kuptzov (drums)
Messer Chups is an experimental band from St.Petersburg, Russia. The band was founded by Oleg Gitarkin who had previously performed with Oleg Kostrow under the name of Messer für Frau Müller. Messer Chups is often considered a "spin-off" band of Messer für Frau Müller. The band was originally a duo
of Gitarkin on bass guitar and Annette Schneider who played the synths. In 2003 they invited the world famous theremin player Lydia Kavina to join them. Together they have released several albums and reworked their previous releases. Since 2005 Messer Chups is duo of Gitarkin and ZombieGirl on bass and in 2007 they became trio with drummer Denis "Kashey" Kuptzov from famous Leningrad band. Messer Chups' music often features a fundament of surf drums on which they build collages of samples from odd sources, like circus music, jazz, east European animation soundtracks, and American B-pictures. On top of that they lay solos from guitar and theremin. The overall effect is one of loving parody and good fun. -Wikipedia 3/23/2009