Born in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, Igor had his first piano and guitar lessons at the age of 12 and wrote his first song when he was 13. Graduated from Rimskiy-Korsakov Music School with major in piano in 1990, he joined his first band the same year. Moved to Toronto, Canada in 1998. Moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2006, after struggling for several years with hip-hop and rap dominated north American society. Igor has a vast variety of music influences and likes a lot of different kinds of music . Preference is still given to heavy melodic music with prominent vocals and quality guitar playing.