The duet was founded in 2005. Before that the musicians
worked separately. Ed & Ola have had wide experience of
live performances and studio working.
Ola Stenina(1/12/1981) – the leader of the ARAxiS
project, frontman, prize-winner of many vocal
competitions in Russia.
Took vocal lessons in Moscow college by Gnesiny. In 2003
she graduated from guitar school in Ryazan.
Recorded a CD in Germany “Studio S” as a session singer
(in 2001).At this time she toured with “Seven Stage
Band” around Germany.
From 2002 to 2005 Ola has been working at philharmonic
society as a professional singer,
and touring around Ryazan and Moscow regions.
in many concerts, TV programs
In her skills Ola uses vocal styles like soul, pop,
rock, country and applies different vocal techniques.
She’s got a voice of great compass (3,5 octave)
Ed Yohim – (9.04.1968),a Guitar “Champion “author of the
Golden Fish project, arranger, composer, multi
instrumentalist. Reiterated winner of guitar
competitions in Russia and Pribaltic region. Ed has had
a wide experience of live playing, improvisation and
In 1982 he graduated from music school (piano class).
Since 1990 Ed studied in the college of art in Ryazan.
In (1997), while touring to China(Handjou), Ed took
theory and practice lessons of diatonic harmony from
2006 – He was invited to the master - classes of Steve
Vai and Joe Satriani in Moscow (Russia)
Edward composes and records his own music in different
styles: hard and heavy, progressive, funk, pop, latino,
country, Indian, Chinese melodies…etc
-worked at Ryazan music theatre as a composer, and
recorded music for documentary films.
1997- toured to China
2001 – toured to Germany
2002 – to Poland
After he passed the casting among guitar players(
requirements: Rhymskiy-Korsakov “ Flight of the
bumblebee” in tempo 220, and J. S. Bach “C moll prelude”
in tempo 150!!) Ed was offered a work for a Germany
studio, where Ola and Ed met .
After having recorded their work they started a project
called “Golden Fish” www.goldenfishband.com, where both
of the two composed the songs and set experiments using
different styles. Ed recorded instrument lines all by
“Golden Fish” got very high responses from American
Russian rock-music magazine “Dark City” (November-december
2005) www.dark-city.ru published GF demo material and
appreciated their work with the highest mark – 5 stars!
In 2005 on the basis of the Golden Fish band, the duet
formed commercial project called “ARAxIS band”, actively
permorming concerts in clubs and restaurants.
ARAxIS program consists of masterly performed world
hits, cover-versions, originally played classics in
modern rhythms, instrumental world music and author's
ARAxIS band is a duet performing musical shows: the
guitar, vocal, and other instruments are recorded on
midi. Using a guitar synthesizer allows us to play on
the guitar with different instruments sounds, a violin
for example to play Paganini, etc.
-Change of the scenic image, positive-explosive
performance, individual approach to the repertoire is an
imprescriptible feature of the duet.
Delicate and creative approach gave birth to their own
sound. That’s why many famous songs are heard
non-typical and fresh. Actively using of diatonic,
national harmonies of Japan, Chinese, Indian, American,
The repertoire of the Araxis project is at the
interfaces between many styles - latino,
rhythm-n-blues, funk, disco, rock’n’roll, rock ,soul,
country, neo-classic, classic, ethnic.
The repertoire consists of famous compositions of the
following performers and author music as well. The
program enlarges and refreshes consistently.
Boney M ( Daddy
Cool, My Baker, Rivers of Babylon, Sunny)
ABBA (The winner
takes it all, Dancing Queen, Mama mia, Gimmy gimmy)
Donna Summer (
Hot Stuff, I feel love, On the Radio, She work hard)
Mike Oldfield (
Joe Cocker (
Unchain My heart, My father's song)
(ON THE ROAD AGAIN )
Gloria Estefan (
Doctor Beat, Conga, Santo Santo, Dulce Amor)
Shoking Blue (
B. Adams (I do
it for you, Have you ever really loved a woman, Cloud#9)
Ashlee Simson (
Aguilera ( Candyman, Lady Marmelad, Hurt)
Imbruglia ( Torn)
The Corrs ( The
Bob Marley( Is
this love, How much trouble in the world, I shot the
(Getting Jiggy with it)
Chuck Berry (
Twist, Johnny Be Goode)
Waiting for tonight, Let us get loud)
Jipsy Kings (
( C moon)
Pet Shop Boys
(Pet shop boys)
Shania Twain (
If you’re not in it for love, I feel like a woman, That
Dont Impress Me Much)
Julio Iglesias (
James Brown –
(River deep mounhtain high, The Best, Steamy windows)
Natalia Oreiro (
Joe South ( Rose
Mick Jagger (
Carey(Without you, Hero, Make it happen, My all)
G Brooks ( Baton
(Tears in Heaven)
( It’s raining man)
Neil Sadaka (
One way ticket)
Gloria Gaynor (
S Vega –(Best)
Michael Bolton (
When a man loves a woman)
Streisand ( Woman in love)
Wonder(Master, I just call, Boogey)
Blues Brothers –rock’n
Elvis Presley (
All shook up)
That’s the way it is, My heart will go on, Medley)