Tochka BG are: Zornitsa Popova (vocals), Todor Yankulov (guitar, vocals), Krassimir Parvanov (guitar, vocals) and Plamen Sivov (guitar, vocals).
Todor Yankulov was born in 1965. Actor, poet and musician, he manages his own theatre studio for children in Sofia. Mr. Yankulov sings at the Aqua Delia acapella formation. His most recent stage appearance is as Billy Flynn in the Chicago musical, staged at the Sofia Musical Theatre.
Zornitsa Popova was born in 1972. She has graduated in Nuclear Power Management in her home town and later the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. Ms Popova has participated in various TV, theatre and film productions. Currently she is working in the field of child care and protection.
Krassimir Parvanov was born in 1961. He is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer. Mr. Parvanov has a Doctor’s degree in Medicine. Currently he works for an international company.
Plamen Sivov was born in 1970. He graduated in Law and has worked as a journalist and translator. Currently he is the contributing editor of the Svet (magazine for religion and culture) and maintains the only Bulgarian website dedicated to singer-songwriters (poetiskitara.com). Since 1994 he is the director of the Pokrov Foundation, a non-profit organization working in the field of culture and education.
For the four years of its existence (the group was founded in 2011) Tochka BG released four albums: "New Urban Songs", "EnTRANCE", "Watercolor" and "August"). Their appearances included dozens of concerts in Sofia, mainly at Studio 5 club of the National Palace of Culture, as well as in galleries, at festivals and other events. The group also had concerts in larger Bulgarian cities and in Vienna (Austria), London (UK), Bratislava (Slovakia), Krakow and Warsaw (Poland) and Skopje (Macedonia).
The name of the group comes from the title of one of their most popular songs (Tochka BG means “.bg”, the internet domain name for Bulgaria) and features the subtitle “Acoustic Project for New Urban Songs”. They write their songs together and sing them for their friends. In their songs you can find references to the acoustic tradition of the English singer-songwriters, to the Russian, Italian, French and Bulgarian singing traditions. In recent months Tochka BG features guest musicians (cello player Teodora Ivanova and percussionist Venko Poromansky). The group enjoys substantial media interest and has made numerous TV appearances in popular TV and radio shows in Bulgaria. Interviews with the members have appeared in major national newspapers, magazines and web sites. In 2013 their song “Tochka BG” was nominated and reached the top three best songs in the internet-based competition “Bulgarian Song of 2012”.
The music of Tochka BG is a return to everything that was lost in the age of electronic sounds and computers. The four musicians prefer to bring forward the genuine sound of real instruments. They value the immediate interaction with their audience and share an understanding of the song as a unique combination of music and words.