Oleg Frish is a native of Russia and naturalized American citizen (2000) who has developed a distinguished career as a noted international celebrity television broadcast host, journalist, recording artist, performer and music historian. Oleg was born in Zaporozhye, the USSR into a family of musicians. His mother, Svetlana Frish, is a pianist and his father, Eugeny Frish, (two sons, Oleg is the first one) was longtime head of the (Seagull choir) and an important member of the artistic community.
For Oleg growing up in the Soviet Union had its American culture challenges. American music was a Cold War persona-non-grata, but yet; hit classics like “Volare”, “Hello Dolly”, and “Sunny” permeated the Iron Curtain. Oleg’s love for music started with he was just four years old. By his early teens, Oleg had etched into his memory some 15,000 Russian, European and mostly contemporary American hits—artists and songs recorded in the golden decades of popular music from 1940 – 1980, and a range of genres, including American Songbook classics, swing, rock n’ roll, jazz, rhythm & blues, contemporary pop and disco. Oleg is a one-man “songapedia,” musical historian and a avid collector of archival music memorabilia (albums, books, post cards). The first American song he remembers hearing was “Hello Dolly” by Brenda Lee at age four. By his early teens he could recall by memory lyrics, arrangements, composers and artists of over 15,000 songs. He fell in love with many noted American, European and European artists and songs recorded in the golden decades of popular music from 1940 – 1980, and a range of genres, including American Songbook classics, swing, rock n’ roll, jazz, rhythm & blues, contemporary pop and disco.