Indie Rock from Tel Aviv
Julia Bogelfer – vocal, bass, lyrics
Miriam Bogelfer – guitar, vocal, comp
HELIUM JAM was created by Julia & Miriam Bogelfer in 2010.
Most of their songs are in Russian. All copyrights for lyrics, music and performance are held by them.
Julia & Miriam emigrated 2017 from Moscow to Israel and stopped their musical activities till 2020.
They successfully performed at many European Rock Festivals and concert venues in Israel.
In 2021 Concerts at Rockfestival Theater Malenkiy in Tel Aviv and Festival in Beit Guvrin and founded their „Rock Salon“ and Recording Studio.
They released 4 albums:
2020 «Prognoz” (Forecast); 2015 “Live” & “23 hours“; 2014 “Poslushay“(Listen)
and 2 singles: 2021 «Ne s toboy” (Not with You); 2016 «Vitriny” (Showcases)
In 2017 was a change in the band. Bass guitarist Julia Balakireva (member since 2013) left the band. As a Trio they performed at the traditional female rock festival “BabRok”, festival “Shokofest”. During the tour Helium Jam recorded the single “Wind” in Berlin. Returning to Russia, Helium Jam presents a single in St. Petersburg at the festival “Queen of the Night”, Julia was a member of the jury together with Olga Vior and Svetlana Surganova. They performed at the legendary Moscow Club “16 tons”, and the drummer Ekaterina Skokova (member since 2013) left the band. Igor Natarov, drums & Sergei Ikonnikov, bass came in the band.
In 2016 the songs of the band got into the rotation of radio “Maximum” (Samara), “Noginsk FM”, “Altai FM”, “Buryatia”. Interview on the program “Posters” on the radio “Ivanovo-FM”. Their songs sounds on “Radio of Russia” and won in 161 and 165 issues of the “AURUM INUTILE” program.
Immediately after performance at the first open-air of summer “Shokofest”, the band goes on a European Tour: Narva (Estonia), Gothenburg (Sweden), Warsaw (Poland) and Berlin (Germany). During the tour Julia and Miriam produced a video in Germany for the song “While you’re near”. Returning from the tour, the band takes part in a charity concert in support of the club “Chocolate Factory”, and released the single “Showcases”, which immediately falls into the rotation of the Internet and FM radio stations, many concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Narva.
In 2015, the quartet immediately presents 2 video clips, for the songs “Snow” and “Somedays of happiness”. The video “Somedays of happiness” falls into the rotation of Cyber Snake TV, and performed in the program “Look Rock Online!”. Concerts at the festivals “Shokofest”, “Rotonda”, “Bab-Rock” and charity concerts. The Songs “Somedays of happiness” and “Snow” fall into the rotation of the radio “3DO”, “Nonstandard”, “Svoe radio”. In August, the band went on a European tour to Germany and Estonia (Hamburg, Berlin, Narva). Coming back, the band resumed work at the studio on the album “23 hours”. Helium Jam took part in the program “Live” on the “Svoe Radio”, performed both familiar and beloved songs from the album “Listen” and new songs that announced the album “23 hours”.
The band had many interviews to Internet portals and radio stations, presented the second album “23 hours”. It included 12 compositions and a remake of the popular “Half a year for happiness” in English at Moscow Club “Chocolate Factory”
In 2014, Helium Jam was invited to the festivals “Bab-Rock” and “Shokofest-2014” and released debut album “Listen”. It included 8 songs, which reflected the sound of the band in acoustics and electricity. The album drew the attention of the producer center AHOI-Kultur (Berlin), with whom the contract was signed and the band went on a concert tour to Germany in support of their first album. As part of the tour, Helium Jam performed for a crowd of thousands in Berlin’s city festivals, performed concert at the Panda Theater Club and gave interviews to local fm radio stations. In the autumn of 2014, Helium Jam began to work on the second album at the studio “Diyez”. At the same time, it was decided to rebrand the name “Helium”. The group became known as “Helium Jam”. One of the first songs recorded for the album was “Somedays of happiness”, which immediately fell into the rotation of “First Rail Radio”.
In 2013, Julia & Miriam get startet to work with bassist Julia Balakireva and the idea of the female composition of the band was born. After a while the drummer Ekaterina Skokova came in the band. Concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In 2012, Julia & Miriam began to work on the album “Listen”. Studio “Diyez” was chosen for recording the album.
In 2011 the band performed in famous club “Alma-Mater”and took part in more than 30 festivals for young bands and performers. Julia a& Miriam decided to make a rock-band, for which the bass player Sergey and the drummer Igor were invited.
In 2010 “Helium” was an acoustic duo, which was supplemented by concerts with Ksenia Zvereva – flutes, Mikhail – percussion and Irina Titova. The first concert took place on July 23, 2010 in one of the underground clubs in Moscow.
The Musicians are:
startet to play piano with 5 years.
Julia is stubborn and tends all the cases brought to its logical end. She carefully studied music 8 years long. Than she studied autodidactic the guitar herself.
She taught memorized poems & lyrics and came up with melodies to them. Julia from her birth was modest person and extremely embarrassed about any public appearances. However, there was a crisis in relations with one person, and she decided to express everything … with a guitar on stage. And she did it by taking part in the project “Free Microphone”, where any amateur musician could perform.
Then it turned out that it is very exciting to be a guitarist and vocalist!
Writing poems and songs, performances in lots of music projects.
Guitar has always been with her, since that time she remembers herself.
Recording Music was the second thing that has always been with her.
Childhood and youth passed in an atmosphere of music:
a tape recorder, disks, flash drives, online music.
Miriam is ideological inspirer the band’s development.
She mastered computer program editing and processing of audio & video and offered to go to the electric sound from the acoustic.
For this purpose, she studied a bunch of materials about the technical highlights and quality of the equipment.
She believes that it is important to take the best out of modern music technology, she explore it by herself, instead of relying on consultants in the shops.
Miriam says: coming up with music and keep it together is so naturally occupation for her, like breathing.
It seems so, because the music is playing constantly since her childhood, and melodies all the time spinning in the brain, in the subconscious.