, born (Alexander Krivtsov) June 6, 1967 in St. Petersburg, Russia, is probably best known as the bass player for the House Band on the TV reality shows Rock Star: INXS
and Rock Star: Supernova
. He has played with platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton
. He toured as bassist with R&B soul artist Ricky Fanté
, punk legend Billy Idol
, and multi-platinum pop band The New Radicals
. Sasha and the House Band (Rafael Moreira
(lead guitar), Paul Mirkovich
(keyboards), Jim McGorman
(rhythm guitar) and Nate Morton
(drums)) toured the United States with Paul Stanley
) in October/November 2006 as well as Australia in April 2007. Sasha's recording credits include stints with British alterna-pop darling Badly Drawn Boy
and Vivian Campbell
's side project, Clock. Along with Erik Eldenius, he also produced the album "Washed Away" for breaking band Alan Smithee. Before immigrating to the United States, Sasha performed with the No. 1 rock band in the Soviet Union
, Zemlyane, with whom he frequently performed before crowds of more than 10,000 fans and sold 20 million records. Now living in Los Angeles with his wife, Deon, and his two boys, Jazz and Tyler, Sasha is also an accomplished visual artist and sculptor.
Sasha started drawing at the age of five. As he grew older, he would visit his mom at the hospital where she worked, which gave him access to the experimental laboratories and morgue where he would do his drawings. The old Russian cemeteries were also one of his favorite spots to get away and devote himself to his sketches. It was at a cemetery that the Soviet police arrested him, confiscated all his drawings and through the KGB committed him to six months in the Bekhterev Mental Institution. Upon his release, Sasha’s mother enrolled him in a local music school where he learned to play bass.