Macha, is French and has Russian origins. She first appeared on the music scene in 2004 as the singer with the French band Vegomatic, (surf music, electronic sounds and vintage pop music from the 60/70 's).
Macha then went on to form a duo with composer and musical director Thierry Los. In this formation, Thierry played the guitar, and Macha played synthesizers and electronic gadgets. Together they followed in the footsteps of the most famous French duos (a nod to Hardy-Dutronc) without being a million miles away from Bourvil-Jacqueline Maillant). After the Vegomatic years , Macha decided to keep working with Thierry and carried on composing and recording new songs with a more intimate feel. Even if the album was written in the heart of Paris, facing Notre-Dame, it is it’s Russian side that strikes us most.
For Macha, it was a chance to tell her story and to draw on her Russian-French upbringing. What Macha really wanted, was to sing about her early years remembering her childhood (Pomnish' ty li vremia, L'arbre et moi), dreaming a lot, imagining situations that would be best for conjuring up a feeling of escaping from one’s roots whilst searching for a forgotten ideal (Mon coeur à Baikal, Bez kompasa, D'où vient le vent). It evokes haunting dreams (Sacha, Alone in the city), pokes fun at everyday life, whilst allowing her to fantasize, mocking the myth of love and keeping freedom in check ( Otvyazhis', Watch me Baba Yaga). Songs Utrom-Dniem-Vecherom-Nochiu and Zakajhi Vodku-Regliss on the other hand are odes to the lightness of life to which Macha seems to give a special importance. With unfaltering emotion, Macha’s voice is heartfelt and sends a shudder down your spine and yet it has a soothing tone, this combination goes towards giving the songs a “lived-in” feeling. The listener gets drawn in and when the record ends on the haunting theme Pomnish' ty li vremia, the natural reaction is to listen to the whole album again, that’s just how mesmerising Macha’s stories are ...
Macha is a trained actress who enjoys performing on stage in front of an audience. She invents characters and attitudes that enchant the audience who are charmed by her spontaneity and natural charm.
A successful combination of glamorous French and Slavic beauty which is as pleasant to the eye as it is to the ear ear perfectly shown in the video-clip of the first single Watch me Baba Yaga.