Svetlana Ilieva Bliznakova, born on November 11, 1983 is a Bulgarian singer, musician and songwriter from Sofia, Bulgaria. She started solo music career in 2005 and since 2010 she fronts the bulgarian rock band Sevi.
SEVI are a Bulgarian rock band from Sofia. The current members are Svetlana " Sevi" Bliznakova (lead vocals), Ivan Angelov (lead guitar), Rally Velinov (bass guitar), Pavlin Ivanov (drums, percussion) and Dessy Markova (keyboards, backing vocals). The band describe their music genre as heart rock, a name given to their style due to the emotional, heartfelt content and message of their songs.
Their debut album, What Lies Beyond, was released on June 14, 2012 in Bulgaria. There were four singles to the album, along with music videos, as the first two (" Can't Stand the Pain" and " Limited Edition") were released before the album, and the other two, " Victim" and "Speed Up" came few months after the studio album. On April 23, 2014, Sevi released "On My Own", the first single to their second studio album The Battle Never Ends.
The band went on a national tour on June 27, 2012 in support their of debut album. The What Lies Beyond Tour ended on September 27, 2012. Soon after, the band started working on acoustic arrangements of their original songs, inspired in part by a performance they gave during a live session at Z-Rock Radio. This led to an acoustic concert that the band performed on November 30, 2012, in addition to the video debut for the third single from What Lies Beyond. The acoustic show was recorded on February 13, 2013 at the Sofia club “Backstage” and released as a full-length DVD/CD package called The Other Side of Sevi.
SEVI performs at a huge number of Motorcycle Events and Festivals in Bulgaria throughout 2013. They launch the opening of the bike riding season in Sofia, with a performance on a moving flatbed truck platform, while being followed by a motorcade of avid riders. The event was captured on video, footage of which became the single "Speed Up".