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P.I.F. is an alternative/pop-rock band from Bulgaria, who astound the bulgarian music scene with innovative songs, in terms of both musical composition and lyrical content. P.I.F. are also an incredible live band, mixing their passion for improvisation with their front-man Dimo's theatrical talent and storytelling abilities thus creating an incredible experience for all their fans.Read More...
The current lineup is Dimo Stoyanov - vocals/theremin/guitar, Ivan Velkov - guitar, Yuri Bojinov - bass and Martin Profirov - drums.
P.I.F. have realesed four studio albums up-to-date: P.I.F. (2000), P.I.F. - Pictures In Frames (2001), P.I.F. - Passion In Fact (2006) and P.I.F.4 (2013).
The band was established in 1992 in the town of Varna, Bulgaria under the name "Resemblance". At that time Dimo and Ivan were highly influenced by the "Seattle Sound" (also known as "grunge") and were determined to incorporate that style into their music. During that first stage of their carrier they recorded over 40 demo songs, all in English.
In 1999 they changed their name to P.I.F. (an abbreviation for Patriots In Fashion) and moved to the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, where they recorded their first, self-titled, album. It consists of 13 tracks, composed by Dimo and Ivan, and was highly critically acclaimed, and moderately commersially successful. Three of the album's songs were also made into musical videos, those being "Приказка"(Fairytale), "Вали"(It's Raining) and "Сам"(Alone).
In 2001 they finished their second album, "Pictures In Frames", which also contained some great songs, and was equally well accepted. The song "Отлъчен"(Banished) from that album also spawned a music video.
In 2005 the band suffered some lineup changes, some of it's members were replaced due to personal reasons and creative differences. After the last change was made with the acceptance of the drummer Atanas Kasabov into the band, they set out on creating their last album, "Passion In Fact", which was released in 2006 incorporates a slightly more electronic sound. It can be downloaded, free of charge, from their official web page (see contacts section).
P.I.F. is a band which emphasizes on live performances and has done numerous shows throughout the years, mainly in Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv and occasionally in other bigger Bulgarian towns.
In December 2005, however, they made a successful tour around Europe, going through Germany and France, as well as England.
Their first album, P.I.F., won an "Album of the year" award on the Annual Music Awards in 2001. Other successes of the band during that period were their nominations for the "Tangra" Radio Music Awards, where they were nominated in four categories, as well as their nomination in the "Forte" National Television music awards. During the same year they also won the "Audience Favourite" award at Bourgas' "Rock Explosion" festival with their hit single "Невидимо Дете" (translated "Invisible Child").
Official webpage: http://www.pifbg.com
Myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/pifband