Folk, Anti-Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
Whimsical, Literate, Quirky, Playful, Bittersweet, Passionate, Freewheeling, Intense, Reflective, Lively
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Father is a violinist and mother is a music teacher.
Moved to the Bronx from Moscow and had to leave the family piano behind.
Spektor went to college at SUNY Purchase in New York.
Master and Margarita is one her favorite books.
Signed by Sire Records.
Her family had to leave the Soviet Union because of the discrimination Jewish people faced.
Lives in New York City.
Performed a Duet with The Strokes, "Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men", on the B-Side of their single "Reptilia".
Regina Spektor was born in Moscow, USSR to a musical Jewish family. Her father, Ilya Spektor, is a photographer and violinist. Her mother, Bella Spektor, was a music professor in a Russian college of music and now teaches at a public elementary school in New York. Spektor learned how to play piano by practicing on a Petrof upright that was given to her mother by her grandfather. The family left the Soviet Union in 1989 due to the ethnic and political discrimination which Jews faced; Regina was nine and had to leave her piano behind.The family settled in the Bronx, New York, where Spektor graduated in Fair Lawn public high school. She gradually achieved recognition through performances in the anti-folk scene in downtown New York City, most importantly at the East Village's Sidewalk Cafe. She sold self-produced CDs at her performances during this period: 11:11 (2001) and Songs (2002). Her other album Soviet Kitsch (2004) was also self produced but Sire and Shoplifter Records help produce the album, while Begin to Hope (2006) was completely produced by Spire records. Regina Spektor is best known for her real lyrics that are supported with her completely recognizable and unique voice.
Red hair and dark red lipstick, Her distinctive voice, Gretsch Silver Falcon guitar
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Regina Ilyinichna Spektor (Russian: Реги́нa Ильи́нична Спе́ктор, born February 18, 1980) is a Russian-born American singer-songwriter and pianist. She was born in Moscow (then in the Soviet Union, now Russia), and began classical training on the piano at the age of six. When she was nine and a half years old, her family emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States, where she continued her classical training into her teenage years; she began to write original songs shortly thereafter.
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Music Genre (Text)
Anti-folk, Indie Folk, Baroque Pop, Jazz, Indie Pop
Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Actress
Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Sire, Warner Bros.
Only Son, Sondre Lerche, Ben Folds, Kill Kenada, The Strokes, Dufus
Brown - Dark
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Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Full Name at Birth
Regina Ilyinichna Spektor
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SAR Academy, Riverdale, Bronx, NY (transferred), Manhattan School of Music, Frisch School, Paramus, New Jersey, Fair Lawn High School, in Fair Lawn, New Jersey
State University of New York at Purchase
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Artist Group International (NYC), Richard De La Font Agency
Claim to Fame
Begin to Hope" Gold Album
twitter.com/respektor, www.facebook.com/reginaspektor, www.youtube.com/reginaspektor, www.instagram.com/reginaspektor/, www.linkedin.com/in/regina-spektor-1844772/
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Nurse With Wound, Gogol Bordello, Odesza
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