Grigory Leps - popular Russian singer, performing the music in a variety of genres, including "chanson". Most widely known to the public his song "Natalie", "Glass of vodka on the table" and some others which are loved by the Russian audience.

The origin of the singer

But few know that Grigory Leps is a Russian by nationality. He's one of the few representatives of Georgian origin singers on the Russian stage. Both of his parents, father - Viktor Antonovich Lepsveridze and mother, Natella S., were natives of Georgia, but the singer himself was born in Russia, in Sochi, on 16 July 1962. The parents called the boy Grisha: so, the real name of the singer - Grigory Viktorovich Lepsveridze.


From these facts it becomes clear the origin of the nickname of the singer: it is short for his real name Lepsveridze, which show the pop star is too long. One of the versions of the appearance of the alias claims that its roots lie in the childhood of the singer. At 14, he became the music College students, choosing as specialization of percussion instruments. Having mastered the necessary skills, he later began to apply them in practice by playing various musical groups. One of them comrades in the ensemble and invented his nickname "Leps", which was sonorous and memorable way to mark the budding musician. To this conclusion later came himself, choosing a pseudonym, which had planned to use in his solo career.

Further developments showed that the choice was absolutely correct. Today, even people far from the modern Russian stage, at least once heard his abbreviated name that serves as an alias, and I remember this fact because it is concise, vivid and memorable. And his songs are familiar to almost every resident of Russia and many our compatriots living abroad.

However, it is recognized that it is not only well chosen alias, but well-chosen repertoire, as well as the memorable timbre of voice. One proof of its popularity outside of our country is an active touring artist, during which he traveled a large part of the world. While Leps is not only a performer, but also an author of some of his works. In addition, his discography includes several soundtracks of famous Russian movies.