We're focused on being positive and working hard to have a chance to show our music to a bigger international audience. To have an opportunity to play our music all over the world," Dima from Tinavie explains.
She's like a magnet
Tinavie is very much a musical fellowship. Still, the undisputed centre is Valentina Manysheva, the female vocalist and songwriter of Tinavie.
The band was formed by the end of 2008. This would never have happened without Valentina, who, according to Dima, is "like a magnet that attracted all Tinavie's musicians one by one".
"We're all in love with her incredible talent. Usually, it's Tina who brings new song ideas to the rehearsing, and then we all start working on the song's music and arrangement.
Sometimes, at the end of the experiment, we end up with something that Tina couldn't even imagine as an author from the original sketch," Dima says.
"But it's always something that everyone in the band likes and confirms. Each of us has his own strong vision of what he/she wishes to add to Tinavie's music. But it's exceptionally rare that it becomes the reason for any creative conflict."