Toomas Vanem

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Toomas Vanem
Birth nameToomas Vanem
Born (1965-06-08) 8 June 1965 (age 53)
Genres Jazz, Progressive rock, Rock
Instruments Guitar
Years active1980s–present
Associated actsRadar, Dialog, Linnu Tee, Shower, Limited Edition

Toomas Vanem (born 8 June 1965 in Estonia) is an Estonian guitarist and composer. He started his music career in the 1980s. He has played in multiple Estonian rock bands such as Radar, Kontakt, Linnu Tee, Shower etc. In 1987-1991 Vanem played guitar for Russian rock group Dialog. In 1995, Toomas Vanem together with his brother Ivo Vanem, composed the music for the film ’’Ma olen väsinud vihkamast’’(’’Too Tired to Hate’’). [1] In 2014 Toomas Vanem released his first solo album I. American bass legend Stu Hamm also appears on a track here. [2]

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Dialog was a Soviet rock group formed in 1978 in Mykolaiv by singer, composer, arranger, keyboardist and songwriter Kim Breitburg. The band played progressive/art rock with the elements of new wave, synthpop and reggae, often resorting to the works of professional poets, like Arseny Tarkovsky, Semyon Kirsanov, Yuri Levitansky and Justinas Marcinkevičius. Dialog's live appearances featured impressive light and laser show, unique for the Soviet pop and rock scene. The first Soviet rock band to tour Europe, they performed at the 1987 MIDEM festival, representing the Soviet recording industry. In 1991 Dialog disbanded. Briefly Breitburg used the moniker Gruppa Dialog for a totally different band which he formed with brothers Konstantin and Valery Meladze.



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