"Sebastian Bach from Skid Row is a genius vocalist in the world of rock, and it's always a pleasure to learn singing rock from him. Wish one day I meet him and make a pic ahahhaah. If someone knows him personally say hi!" - Alyona
"This cover was made completely by myself (Instruments, Recording, Mixing, Video). As far as David Coverdale's voice range is quite low for me I had to "mimic" the arrangement but go several keys higher. So some instruments sounded too high so I moved some of them down like the guitar solo... But tried to stay within the original vibe of the song" - Alyona
"One of the most wonderful and magic rock ballads of all times,
I love Winger band and I'm still making covers on their songs.
When I was filming this video that night I had a dream that Kip Winger heard this cover and he didn't like it, and then Paul Taylor talked to him and Kip gave me 4 orange flowers and left, and to me it seemed that he liked it hahhahahaha (Why 4 and why orange who knows)
I recorded all the instruments myself with my little keyboard and LogicPro, also was trying to duplicate that epic Reb Beach's guitar solo with keys.
Actually I combined 3 versions of this song. Acoustic version at the start and at the end, classic version and of course some of that orchestra stuff that Kip did recently." - Alyona
"If I would try to copy Jagger's unique manner - that would just look clownish. My main parts were female parts and as far as there had to be Jagger's parts there I recorded them in my own manner to make the song sound altogether" - Alyona
Alyona is being way too modest (as usual) and talking herself down when she describes herself as "not a very good instrumentalist" in her video notes. She was working on this song over a period of several months.
"This song was pre-recorded, also all the instruments I have recorded myself using my midi-keyboards and Logic Pro. I had to lift this song up several keys higher because the original was very low for me. It was tricky with solo guitar and other instruments because I had to make it sound not to high and not too low keeping that balance - yet it had to be sounding "close" to the original - not like a different song!
Also I'm not a sound engineer and not a very good instrumentalist, so I do it because it gives me more and more skills with every video, also I can share it with people who is interested, and just sing songs that I love comfortably!" - Alyona
Alyona has now moved to the USA! She did spend 18 months in the US in 2011-2012 working as a gigging musician before returning to Moscow. And she has wanted to get back ever since. But the visa situation for Russian citizens has made it very difficult for her to return. The US is where she needs to be and where she sees her future...and then this happened...
"Hey guys! We just moved to the USA. I got a visa called Alien with extraordinary ability, it is an immigrant visa type which allows me to work here as a musician. At the moment we are in Florida. We flew here on the 16th of March and couple of days later they stopped almost all the flights from Russia to the US so we were lucky!" - Alyona
She's already in a band, some musicians in Florida wanted to work her, so I hope this virus will go away soon so she can get started.
Last Edit: Apr 4, 2020 6:34:56 GMT -5 by steve: update