The Sixxis

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Lyrics

 

  1. Believe
  2. Snake In the Grass
  3. I Wanted More
  4. She Only
  5. Believe (Russian)
  6. Nowhere Close
  7. Home Again
  8. Farewell to Everything

 

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What started as a collaboration of different musicians on June 6th, 2006 became a powerhouse band consisting of world class musicians. The SixxiS, initially the brainchild of the lead singer, Vladdy Iskhakov, went through all the bumps and turbulence of an original band trying break out into the mainstream. Their music presents a core sound of a variety of different influences coated in a powerful, heavy, seductive, and emotional shell of sound reminiscent of Rush, Muse, Soundgarden, System of a Down, Kings X, and Alice in Chains. The members’ musical backgrounds allow them the opportunity to toy with time signatures and syncopation, to grasp the magnetism of robust dynamics, and to focus on the individual mastery of each respective instrument while continuing to be a cohesive whole. The lyrics demand attention from listeners, as they are messages of a soul crying out for spiritual awakening and awareness. The combination of haunting melodies, soaring vocal harmonies, distorted guitars, and a truly “powerhouse” rhythm section of drums and bass make The SixxiS sound so unique and unforgettable. This diversity of musical influences allowed the band, when performing live, to play to a wider audience, capturing fans with fantastic electric performances as well as equally impressive acoustic shows.

In 2012, The SixxiS began experimenting with different audiences, playing their own headlining shows as well as sharing the stage with bands like Winger, Buck Cherry, The Memorials, and The Adrian Belew Power Trio, they honed in on their live performance. After catching the attention of Grammy Award winning producer, Malcolm Springer , The SixxiS immediately hit the studio, and tracked a 5 song self-entitled EP that they released in 2013.

2013 has been a busy time for The SixxiS. They went on their first successful 5 week, 20 show tour of Europe as the direct support for the legendary Wishbone Ash. Having sold out of all their CDs they came back home with great praise and recommendations not only from the headlining band (Wishbone Ash), but also all the promoters, managers and agents that were involved with making the tour happen. Shortly thereafter, The SixxiS were invited to join The Winery Dogs (consisting of Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, and Richie Kotzen) on a 15 show run in 8 different countries spanning Western Europe (England, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal). While on that leg of the tour, The SixxiS also got added to the Winery Dog’s full U.S. tour immediately following the European tour.

As soon as this tour was over, The SixxiS jumped back into the studio with multi Grammy Award Winning producer, David Bottrill (Tool, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Silverchair, Stone Sour, etc) and tracked their first full length album entitled “Hollow Shrine”. The album should be available on itunes, amazon, CD Baby, and other digital media outlets late in the spring of 2014.

In February of 2014, The SixxiS were invited by Mike Portnoy to join the Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 progressive rock cruise (PN14) where The SixxiS performed their new set along with other bands such as Kings X, Big Elf, Periphery, Animals as Leaders, Devin Townsend Project,  MSPS, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Riverside, etc.

The SixxiS now consist of Vladdy Iskhakov (lead vocals, violin, piano, and rhythm guitar), Mark Golden (bass guitar, synth), and Josh “JBake” Baker (drums, percussion, pads, vocals). They have also recently added multi-instrumentalists Paul Sorah and Cameron Allen to their lineup. Each member of the band brings a completely different influence to the compositions, giving the band its life and a sound that separates itself from everything else. The members also bring a lifetime of training on their respective instrument and the abilities to perform on more than one instrument, adding more to what makes this group special.

The SixxiS plays “music for the sake of music,” says Vladdy Iskhakov, lead singer and guitarist. “It’s all about relating the emotions, and we all agree on that. It’s that kind of musicianship, that kind of chemistry, that lightning in a bottle type of element that makes us who we are.”

Vladdy

Name: Vladdy Iskhakov

Birthdate: August 21st

In the band: Lead Vox, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Synth

School: Columbus State University

Influences: Chris Cornell, Serj Tankian, Alice in Chains, Kings X, J.S. Bach, Lunwig Von Beethoven, Peter Tchaikovsky,

Favorite Music: System of a Down, Muse, Alice in Chains, Tool, Rush, Soundgarden, Kings X, and Classical Music

Gear used/Endorsements: Fender Strat, Schechter 7 String Guitar, Mesa Bogie Amps and Cabs, Wood Violins, D’Addario Strings, Planet Waves Picks, Cables and Straps.

Mark

Name: Mark Golden

In the band: Bass, Synth

Birthdate: Aug 26th

School: Belmont University

Influences: Barry Oakley, Victor Wooten, John Paul Jones

Favorite Music: Ravi Shankar, Allman Brothers, The Flecktones, Grateful Dead, Rush, Old Time Music, Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys.

JBake

Name: JBake

In the band: Drums, Percussion, Pads, Vox

Birthdate: Feb 3rd

School: Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM)

Influences: Thomas Pridgen, John Bonham, Chris Coleman, Mike Portnoy

Favorite Music: Drummers

Gear Used/Endorsements: TAMA Drums and Hardware, TRX Cymbals, Pro Mark Sticks, Evans Drum Heads, Roland Electronics.

Paul

Name: Paul Sorah

In the band: Guitars, Vocals, Synth

Birthdate: September 26th

School: Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM)

Influences: David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Herring

Favorite Music: Queens of the Stoneage, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Government Mule, Soundgarden

Gear Used/Endorsements: Fuchs Audio Amps and Cabs, D’Addario Strings, Planet Waves Picks, Cables and Straps, Dunlop Slides, Gibson Les Paul, Eminence Speakers.

Cameron

Name: Cameron Allen

In the band: Guitars, Vocals, Synth

Birthdate: August 26th

School: Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM)

Influences: Allen Holdsworth, Scott Henderson, Guthrie Govan, Jimmy Herring, Brent Mason

Favorite Music: Jazz. Metal, Classical, Rock, Bluegrass, Funk.

Gear Used/Endorsements: Vigier Guitars, Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX II, Wampler Pedals, Pickboy Picks, D’Addario Strings, Guitar Pro Software.

Tour Dates

 

De Boerderij: Zoetermeer, Netherlands With Spocks Beard Tue Sep 2 2014
Spirit of 66: Verviers, Belgium With Spocks Beard Wed Sep 3 2014
De Bosuil: Weert, Netherlands With Spocks Beard Thur Sep 4 2014
Backstage: Munchen, Germany With Spocks Beard Fri Sep 5 2014
Prog Festiva: Veruno, Italy With Spocks Beard Sat Sep 6 2014
Hirsch: Nurnberg, Germany With Spocks Beard Sun Sep 7 2014
Majestic Music Club: Bratislava, Slovakia With Spocks Beard Tue Sep 9 2014
A 38: Budapest, Hungary With Spocks Beard Wed Sep 10 2014
The Roxy: Prague, Czech Republic With Spocks Beard Thur Sep 11 2014
Drumfest: Opole, Poland With Spocks Beard Fri Sep 12 2014
C-Club: Berlin, Germany With Spocks Beard Sat Sep 13 2014
Colos-saal: Aschaffenburg, Germnay With Spocks Beard Mon Sep 15 2014
Divan Du Monde: Paris, France With Spocks Beard Tue Sep 16 2014
The Musician: Licester, UK With Spocks Beard Wed Sep 17 2014
The Dome: London, UK With Spocks Beard Thur Sep 18 2014
Essigfabrik: Cologne, Germany With Spocks Beard Fri Sep 19 2014
Matrix: Bochum, Germany With Spocks Beard Sat Sep 20 2014
Z7: Pratteln, Switzerland With Spocks Beard Sun Sep 21 2014

 

 

Progressive Nation at Sea 2014 Progressive Nation at Sea 2014 Tue Feb 18 2014 6:00p
Piere’s Nightclub
Fort Wayne, IN
With The Winery Dogs Wed Nov 6 2013
7:00p
Cove Campground
Gore, VA
With The Winery Dogs Tue Nov 5 2013
8:00p
The Cleveland Agora
Cleveland, OH
With The Winery Dogs Sat Nov 2 2013
7:00p
The Met at Artiste Village
Pawtucket, RI
With The Winery Dogs Thu Oct 31 2013
7:00p
The Emporium
Patchogue, NY
With The Winery Dogs Wed Oct 30 2013
7:00p
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ
With The Winery Dogs Tue Oct 29 2013
7:00p
MainGate Nightclub
Allentown, PA
With The Winery Dogs Sun Oct 27 2013
7:00p
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Fal…
Niagara Falls, NY
With The Winery Dogs Sat Oct 26 2013
8:00p
Hard Rock
Niagara Falls, NY
With The Winery Dogs Sat Oct 26 2013
7:00p
Upstate Music Hall
Clifton Park, NY
With The Winery Dogs Fri Oct 25 2013
7:00p
Highline Ballroom
New York, NY
With The Winery Dogs Tue Oct 22 2013
7:00p
ALTAR BAR
Pittsburgh, PA
With The Winery Dogs Mon Oct 21 2013
7:00p
Effingham Performing Center
Effingham, IL
With The Winery Dogs Sat Oct 19 2013
7:00p
Potawatomi Casino/Norther…
Milwaukee, WI
With The Winery Dogs Thu Oct 17 2013
7:00p
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA
With The Winery Dogs Fri Oct 11 2013
9:00p
Start Theater
Portland, OR
With The Winery Dogs Thu Oct 10 2013
7:00p
Harlow’s Restaurant and Ni…
Sacramento, CA
With The Winery Dogs Tue Oct 8 2013
8:00p
Vamp’d
Las Vegas, NV
With The Winery Dogs Fri Oct 4 2013
7:00p
Paradise Garage
Lisbon, PT
With The Winery Dogs Mon Sep 23 2013
8:00p
Sala Joy Eslava
Madrid, ES
With The Winery Dogs Sun Sep 22 2013
8:00p
Sala Apolo 2
Barcelona, ES
With The Winery Dogs Sat Sep 21 2013
8:00p
Substage
Karlsruhe, DE
With The Winery Dogs Thu Sep 19 2013
8:00p
Live Club
Milan, IT
With The Winery Dogs Wed Sep 18 2013
8:00p
Z7 Konzertfabrik
Pratteln, CH
With The Winery Dogs Tue Sep 17 2013
8:00p
LA MAROQUINERIE
Paris, FR
With The Winery Dogs Sun Sep 15 2013
8:00p
Le Nouveau Casino
Paris, FR
With  The Winery Dogs Sun Sep 15 2013
7:30p
Gloria Theater
Cologne, DE
With The Winery Dogs Sat Sep 14 2013
8:00p
Theaterfabrik
Munich, DE
With The Winery Dogs Fri Sep 13 2013
8:00p
Lido
Berlin, DE
With The Winery Dogs Wed Sep 11 2013
8:00p
Knust Hamburg
Hamburg, DE
With The Winery Dogs Tue Sep 10 2013
8:00p
Colos-Saal
Aschaffenburg, DE
With The Winery Dogs Mon Sep 9 2013
8:00p
Garage
Saarbrücken, DE
With The Winery Dogs Sat Sep 7 2013
8:00p
Boerderij
Zoetermeer, NL
With The Winery Dogs Fri Sep 6 2013
8:00p
O2 Academy Islington
London, UK
With The Winery Dogs Thu Sep 5 2013
8:00p
Musiktheater Piano
Dortmund, DE
With Wishbone ash Sun Feb 24 2013
8:00p
Quasimodo
Berlin, DE
With Wishbone ash Sat Feb 23 2013
8:00p
Moritzbastei
Leipzig, DE
With Wishbone ash Thu Feb 21 2013
8:00p
Fabrik
Hamburg, HH, DE
With Wishbone ash Wed Feb 20 2013
8:00p
Zentrum Altenberg
Oberhausen, DE
With Wishbone ash Tue Feb 19 2013
8:00p
Meier Music Hall
Brunswick, DE
With Wishbone ash Sun Feb 17 2013
8:00p
Gasthof ‘ZUR LINDE’
Lößnitz, SN, DE
With Wishbone ash Sat Feb 16 2013
8:00p
Sudhaus
Tubingen, DE
With Wishbone Ash Wed Feb 6 2013
8:00p
Colos – Saal
Aschaffenburg, BY, DE
With Wishbone Ash Tue Feb 5 2013
8:00p
Jazzhaus Freiburg
Freiburg, DE
With Wishbone Ash Thu Jan 31 2013
8:00p
Hirsch
Nuremberg, DE
With Wishbone Ash Wed Jan 30 2013
8:00p
Ampere München
Munich, DE
With Wishbone Ash Tue Jan 29 2013
8:00p
Alte Seilerei
Mannheim, DE
With Wishbone Ash Sun Jan 27 2013
8:00p
Ballhaus Rosenheim
Rosenheim, DE
With Wishbone Ash Sat Jan 26 2013
8:00p
Kulturzentrum Dieselstrasse
Esslingen, DE
With Wishbone Ash Thu Jan 24 2013
8:00p
Harmonie
Bonn, DE
With Wishbone Ash Wed Jan 23 2013
8:00p

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