Citizenship : United States
BiographyCalifornia project "Counting crows" appeared in the heyday of "alternative " genre. In 1989, lead singer Adam Dyurits and guitarist David Bryson met with a musician from San Francisco Aymerdzhlakom David and began to write songs together.
Then Dyurits and Bryson performed as an acoustic duo, but by the autumn of 1990of them also joined by bassist Matt Malley and drummer Ben Ulrich, soon superseded by Steve Bowman. A little later the team appeared keyboardist Charles Dzhillinghem and with his participation, " crows " recorded the first demo.
In April 1992, "Counting crows" made a deal with "DGC records", and in June they had a chance to open the concerts of Bob Dylan. At the end of the same year the team started to create their debut album with producer T- Bona Burnett (Elvis Costello, "Los Lobos", Roy Orbison) . Just before "August and everything after" was released the band added another guitarist Dan Vickrey.
Counting crowsV November 1993-of the magazine "Rolling stone" admitted the creation of "The Raven" best rock album of the year and put it four stars. While the team was wound with a tour in the company of "Midnight oil", "Suede", "Cranberries" and "Cracker" their plate rose higher and higher in the charts and in April 1994, reached the 4th position in the "Billboard".From this point on "Counting crows" are themselves acted as headliners. In August 1994, the musicians had the honor to open the concerts themselves "Rolling stones". Before the European tour, the team took a change of drummers and Bowman took place Ben Mize.
In January 1995-th received "American Music Award" in the category " Best Artist of the alternative genre. " The following work was produced by Gil Norton musicians ("Pixies", "Echo and the Bunnymen", "The Mieces"). Album "Recovering the Satellites", was released on vinyl, CD and cassette, and in "Billboard" debuted on the 1st position.Counting crowsDiski " ravens " dispersed multi-platinum copies and the team, meanwhile, did not get out from the tour, with legkotyu selling off such sites as the London "Royal Albert Hall". In July 1998, I went live album "Across a Wire", and in August, the band embarked on another studio work titled "This Desert Life".The release took place in November 1999, and in January next year, the disc reached platinum sales mark. In the spring of 2000, David joined Aymerdzhlak "Counting crows" on a formal basis in the summer and the team went on a tour with the "Live".
The next album, "Hard Candy", preceded by the single "American girls",I started "only" on the fifth line of the national charts. After the release of this album, Ben Mize decided to pursue a solo career, and in the "Counting crows" was replaced by Jim Bodzhios. In May 2004 the " crows ", took part in the creation of the soundtrack to the animated film " Shrek 2 "and soon their new creation "Accidentally in love" broke into the top of the "Adult Top 40 ".