Secret (Russian: Секрет) is a Soviet Russian rock and roll band founded in 1982 in Leningrad. The band's musical style and image drawn a heavy inspiration from 1950's and 1960's western music, The Beatles in particular. The band's name was inspired by the Beatles song 'Do You Want to Know a Secret?'. Secret called themselves a "Beat Quartet" and were a part of Soviet rock and roll revival of 1980's, along with Bravo.
The original line-up lasted until 1990, when frontman Maxim Leonidov emigrated to Israel. The band continued with different line-ups without great success. Since 1997 the original line-up has occasionally performed together including for anniversary shows in 2003 and 2007.
Many Secret hits of the 1980s still receive a lot of airplay on Russian FM stations.
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Maxim Leonidov -- vocals, rhythm-guitar, keyboards (1983-1990, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2013--present),
Nikolai Fomenko -- vocals, bass-guitar (1983-1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010-present),
Andrey Zabludovskiy -- vocals, lead-guitar, viola (1983-present),
Aleksey Murashov -- drums, percussion (1983-1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010-present)