Alexander Dolgov ( 31 July 1968, Kharkiv) blues guitarist, singer, songwriter. Frontman of such bands as "Дождь" ("Dozhd"), "DABB". Born 31 July 1968 (Kharkiv, Ukraine) in a doctor`s family. In 1992 graduated from the school of Foreign Languages of the Kharkiv Karazin National University. He took up the guitar at the age of 10. The first gig of his band, which didn't have a name at that time took place in 1985. The line-up then consisted of A. Dolgov - guitar & vocals, M. Mischin - drums, Y. Vitovsky - bass-guitar, A. Hatsko - guitar.

In 1986 the band got its name - "Дождь" ("Dozhd" or "The Rain" in Russian). In 1987 Sergey Kulikov - harmonica - joined "Dozhd".

In 1989 in the city of Poznan at a festival "Zaczarowany swiat harmonica" Alexander Dolgov gets noticed by the manager and producer of a Polish blues-band "Nocna Zmiana Bluesa" Grzegorz Grabowski. From that moment on "Dozhd" thank to that Polish relation hardly leave Europe participating in various festivals in Poland, Chech Republic and Germany.

In 1992 at the festival "Блюз в России" ("Blues in Russia" "Dozhd" shared the stage with the acknowledged masters of the Moscow blues - "Crossroads", "Лига Блюза" and "Удачное приобретение". The resulting live record included their cover version of the song by Arthur Crudup "That`s All Right". After this "Blues in Russia" festival where Alexander Dolgov and Dozhd were the youngest participants Alexander Dolgov with his unique playing style was acknowledged as one of the best blues guitarists.

His unique singing manner and songs also hadn`t been overlooked. In 1993 they became the basis for a debut studio record of "Dozhd" called "Blues News" made at Stas Namin`s "SNC" studio in Moscow (*this record had been reissued in 2007 as Alexander Dolgov & DOZHD "Blues News" CD, "Мистерия Звука"MZ-385-4,2007).

In 1994 Alexander Dolgov and "Dozhd"participate in an international "Ступень к Парнасу" ("A Step to Parnas" TV-festival together with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Bonny Tyler, Paul Young.

Throughout 1995-96 "Dozhd" appear live on air of the 5th TV-channel of TV SPT show hosted by Maksim Vasylenko as well as in such morning shows of the 1st channel of ORT TRK like "Свежий Ветер" ("Fresh Wind"). In 1997 Alexander Dolgov meets Mick Taylor - the legendary guitar player of John Mayall Blues Breakers and Rolling Stones when they play together at a blues festival "Make Blues Not War" in Kiev.

Since 2006 such live shows performed by Alexander Dolgov together with the "Dozhd" band as "проСВЕТ" hosted by Dmitry Dybrov, "Брать Живьём" and "Квартирник UNPLUGGED" at TK. 02 T.V. Moscow have followed.


-1992 "Блюз в России" ("Blues in Russia",Evita records, compilation, live record)
-1996 "ABC" Night Blues Festival (CD "Союз" SZ-0528, compilation)
-2007 Alexander Dolgov & DOZHD "Melopathia" (CD,"Мистерия Звука"MZ-384-4)
-2007 Alexander Dolgov & DOZHD "BluesNews" (CD,"Мистерия Звука"MZ-385-4)

The song "Hoochie Coochie Man" by Sergey Chigrakov (Сергей Чиграков) a.k.a. "Чиж" (Chizh) a famous Russian rock musician is dedicated to Alexander Dolgov.