Rock, Blues, Psychedelic
From: Clive, IA, United States

Band Members

  • Igor Dimitrienko - guitar, vocals
  • Andrew Wightman - keyboard, bass, drums
  • And sometimes w/ Charlos Urie - guitar/slide, vocals

About Band

From the bottom of the well, comes Annelida, a rock band with unique, original sound and a very special blend of tastes. In it's own style, Annelida is an adventure itself. This band was formed end of 2006 by guitarist/singer Igor Dimitrienko and keyboardist/percussionist Andrew Wightman. With help of Charlos Urie, guitarist, who has played many times with the boys and helped them ever since before the beginning, Annelida was able to get on her feet and start moving. The band's name comes from a place beyond importance. The word Annelida itself, purely means "Explosion Of Life" (In own words, the first living spirit, or something that touched earth one day, sparked it all (kind of like an annelida reaction). As for the the name of the band, 'Annelida' made sense from the start. The boys have been currently playing bars/clubs all over the small town of Clive in Iowa and few other places near by. Annelida will not disappoint in years to come. "We sail the mighty waters, we travel on muddy lands...." Look for them on the road, in-stores and where ever else they might be.

In Igor Dimitrienko's own words

One melody exists when,
Its tissues work in harmony.
Music changes over time....
Music becomes the earth, the tissues reflect life.
Each sound is a being, a plant, an animal, a chance

This is ........ Annelida

Annelida's words

"Sometimes when we go back and hear some recordings of our jam sessions, it is like a song we have never heard before - we don't even remember what we played because it was not planned.  This is the beauty that we have found in improvised music...We have created an atmosphere where we feel comfortably free and hope to spread this kind environment all over this world"  

Our main influences:
Widespread Panic, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson, Blind Faith, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Stanley, Tinsley Ellis, Bloodkin, Neil Young, Mavis Staples, Roebuck Staples (Pop), Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, Vic Chesnutt, (Russian legend groups ~ Victor Tsoy & Kino, DDT) Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna), Bill Withers, J.J. Cale, NRBQ, Tom Waits, Cat Stevens, Son House, Charley Patton, General Echo & Winston Riley, The Meters, Drive-By Truckers, Rick James, R.L. Burnside, Aquarium Rescue Unit, North Mississippi All-Stars, Pink Floyd, White Buffalo, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Yes, Talking Heads, Professor Longhair, Jr. Kimbrough, Sid Selvidge, Jimmy Crosthwait, Mudboy and the Neutrons, The Temptations, Howlin' Wolf, Little Feat, Warren Zevon, Jerry Joseph And The Jackmormons, Van Morrison, War, Solomon Burke, BB King, Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Miller, Sly And The Family Stone, Bill Withers, Galactic, Neville Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Deep Purple, REM, Derek Trucks, Allman Brothers Band, Miles Davis, Beanland, Gov't Mule, Blues Traveler, The Codetalkers, Buckshot LeFonque, The Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia), Muddy Waters, Danzig, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, The Animals, Blue Oyster Cult, Wyclef Jean, Cecil Daniels, DJ Logic, Colin Butler & his Big Ass Truck, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Kenny Brown Band, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Kenny Brown Band, Drive By Truckers, The Black Crowes, David Lowery, Dottie Peoples and the People's Choice Choir, David Blackmon, Chuck Leavell, Otis Redding, Doc Watson, Eric Bibb, James Taylor, Carlos Santana, Chuck Berry, Herbie Hancock, Traffic, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Drew Emmitt, George Clinton and P-Funk All Stars (Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, Maceo Parker, Walter "Junie" Morrison, and more) Johnny Cash, Cowboy Mouth, ZZ Top, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, The Gibb Droll Band, The Guess Who, Dr. John, Page McConnell, T. Lavitz, Todd Snider & The Nervous Wrecks, Sister 7, Sam Holt, David Bromberg, Barbara Cue, Drivin' N' Cryin, The Band, Taj Mahal, The Freddy Jones Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Warren G, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Outkast, Tu Pac, The Staples, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, James Brown, Jane's Addiction, The Beatles, Bruce Hornsby, Wild Magnolias, Vassar Clements, Metallica, Tool, Nirvana, ACDC, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, most of traditional music as well as classic/ life itself /mother nature/ morning birds/ moms, pops, sisters, brothers, plus many more, more, and just way more influences...

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