Russian Winter | Preview & Interview [Video]


What if the devil came to Bristol?

From the 23-25th of January, the romance and revolution of 1930s Russia arrives at the Colston Hall in Bristol by way of ‘The Russian Winter’ – a collaboration between long-standing Bristol blues-rock legend John E. Vistic, composer and bandmate Adam Coombs and Judith Aston of UWE’s Arts/Media Department.

Not merely a date for your live music calendar, The Russian Winter is also an album, film, audio-visual performance piece and an art-project with limitless future possibilities; there’s already talk of a possible tour and further Snow Dome club shows.

The culmination of three years of hard work by a team of dedicated musicians, filmmakers and performers, the Colston Hall show boasts a 40-piece orchestral supergroup, choir and band, choreographed film and VJ sequences, plus a live theatrical performance to tell a darkly enigmatic love story inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic novel ‘The Master and Margarita’.

Grab tickets here, and hear more from the mouths of Vistic and Coombs right here:

You can also check out a special stream of the recent Russian Winter mixes from producer Robert Harder: