The only Russian Women's Rock Band makes high-quality music with own compositions, which are a rare phenomen on the Russian stage.
Direct and poignant timbre vocals by Julia, the guitar play of "Masha", which goes under the skin with their accuracy of the arrangements are great.
They make music that connects people that love their freedom and fit into no drawer.
HELIUM JAM was founded in 2010 by Julia Bogel'fer and "Masha" (Maria Alysheva). Since 2014 the band has been working with studio „Diez“and AHOI-Kultur and are participating in many Russian and European festivals: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Gothenburg, Warsaw and Narva.
The only Russian Female Rock Band was formed in 2010 by Julia Bogel’fer and Maria Alysheva and was an acoustic duo who invited flute, percussion and bass guitar for the performance.
In 2012, Julia and Maria decided to move to electricity, and they invited bass player and drummer. As a result of this cooperation, it was decided to make all-female band.
In 2013, the rhythm section changed two women: Julia Balakireva and Kate Skokova.
At the same year, the quartet met with Yevgeny Drayer and studio «Diyez». The result of the joint work was the debut album "Listen", released in April 2014. Soon HELIUM JAM Jam signed a contract with the producer center AHOI-kultur, and made a Germany tour incl. CSD-Berlin, LFT, Rainbow-Festival a.a.
In winter 2014 HELIUM JAM began to work on their second album at the same studio Diyez with concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg “23 hours” with 8 new compositions, released 2015.
In July 2015 the song "Half a year for the happiness" and "Snow" are in rotation Internet radio 3 DO www.3doradio.ru/ In August, European tour to Germany and Estonia.
The video of song "Half a year for the happiness" falls into the rotation Cyber Snake TV, and on May 2015 HELIUM JAM were the guests of a live broadcast on the same channel in the "See Rock Live!". HELIUM JAM successfully performed at such famous Moscow stages, as "Chocolate Factory», «Doolin House», «Glastonberry», «Grand Bourbon Street», as well as in other clubs. In addition, the women took part in several festivals ("Shokofest", "Rotonda», «Killfish rock challenge») and charity concerts. The competition “Revolution” voted HELIUM JAM twice: semifinal and final.
“23 hours” (2015)
The Musicians are:
startet to play piano with 5 years old. Julia is stubborn and tends all the cases brought to its logical end. She carefully studied music 8 years long. Than she studied autodidactic the guitar herself. She taught memorized poems & lyrics and came up with melodies to them. Julia from her birth was modest person and extremely embarrassed about any public appearances. However, there was a crisis in relations with one person, and she decided to express everything ... with a guitar on stage. And she did it by taking part in the project "Free Microphone", where any amateur musician could perform.
Then it turned out that it is very exciting to be a guitarist and vocalist!
When the bassist left the group 4/2017, she startet to play bass
Writing poems and songs, performances in lots of music projects.
Guitar has always been with her, since that time she remembers herself. Music records are the second thing that has always been with her. Childhood and youth passed in an atmosphere of music: a tape recorder, disks, flash drives, online music. Maria is ideological inspirer the band's development. She mastered computer program editing and processing of audio and video. That was she who once offered to go to the electric sound from the acoustic. And for this purpose, she studied a bunch of materials about the technical highlights and quality of the equipment. She believes that it is important to take the best out of modern music technology, she explore it by herself, instead of relying on consultants in the shops. She says that coming up with music and keep it together is so naturally, occupation for her, like breathing. It seems so, because the music is playing constantly since childhood, and melodies all the time spinning in the brain, in the subconscious.
was born in Cheboksary and studied drums at school.
She was playing in many bands in Cheboksary.
Kate all her life contrives to combine music and basketball. She alternates the rehearsals and training every day! In such a regime, she contrives to work full-time. Therefore she is the most disciplined band member. She was never late and always find the hotel, a cafe or a route on time in an unknown city.
She graduated from Moscow State Open University, moved 2011 to Moscow and work with HELIUM JAM since 2013.