4040

4040

Bulgaria
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Biography

4040 (Chavdar Petkov) is a Bulgarian guitar player, singer and producer, born on September 3, 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has a Master’s degree in Theology and completed an online Master degree program using Pro Tools in Berklee College of music.
4040’s musical style is rock and his songs are structured around melodious vocal lines as well as guitar riffs and solos. He performs his songs in English in order to reach a broader audience of rock music fans worldwide.
In 2012, 4040 and his friend and business partner Ivan Kirov founded the music production and sound recording studio Perfect Records www.perfectrecords.bg, where 4040 recorded, mixed and mastered his album “The World Has Changed” – it has 14 rock tracks, including 12 songs and 2 instrumentals.

Career

4040 was only eight when he started playing the classic guitar and at fourteen he became a member of the school rock band White Rose as a lead guitar and vocals. The band recorded a number of songs as Hold Your Tongue, White Rose and Do You Wanna be A Train? They played in concerts and live performances in Bulgaria and became one of the best at the time. Striving for perfection, 4040 played the guitar twelve hours a day, constantly looking for new techniques and sounds, regardless of the scarce information available. Back then, his style was influenced by the legends Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Resolved to compose, record and produce his own music, 4040 created his own home Pro Tools based studio and started online classes at the Berklee College of music. He accumulated more and more knowledge, experience and equipment in the years. In 2010, 4040 started composing the songs for his project The World Has Changed. He selected and recorded 14 demo versions at home, playing all the instruments: guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals and programmed the drums and percussion.
In 2012, when Perfect Records was founded, in which 4040 is a partner, he started recording the album, inviting some of the best and most talented musicians in Bulgaria to take part. Lead by the desire for perfection of even the smallest detail, 4040 completed the final mastering of the album The World Has Changed on June 1, 2015 for the birthday of his daughter Pam Pam, to whom one of the songs is devoted.

The Album The World Has Changed

The songs for the rock album The World Has Changed were born during the world economic crisis – beyond doubt, a stage of chaos and insecurity, test for human values and time to rethink your life and inevitable changes.
The truth, lie, fear, love, illusion and trying to run away from everybody and everything are a part of people’s life, they not only define their relationships but become the inspiration for the creation of the songs in the album and its name, concluding that The World Has Changed!

The Album consists of 12 songs and 2 instrumentals with 4040 as the author of the music, lyrics and arrangements. The recording, mixing and mastering was done in collaboration with Swe
(Svetoslav Borisov) – sound producer in the Perfect Records Studio.

Participants in the creation of the album The World Has Changed:

4040 (Chavdar Petkov) – all guitars and lead vocal
KOPI – Prokopi Andreev – bass guitar
Dimitar Mitev - Dundee (Akaga) – drums and percussions
Kalin Petrov (Akaga) - keyboards
Ivo Kazassov (Akaga) - trumpet
Georgi Velev (Akaga) - trumpet
Krassi Kirilov - Jojo (Akaga) - trombone
SWE – Svetoslav Borisov – back vocals and vocal effects
Sifei Wen - cello
Daniel Tringov – violin
Misho Shishkov – pedal steel and Dobro guitar
Veronika Georgieva – back vocal
The Sofia Soloists String Orchestra

A video was shot based on the pilot song The World Has Changed that gave the name of the album.

„The World Has Changed” contains the following songs:

Cool Like You
Earthquake
You Can See The Light
The World Has Changed
Somebody Tells You a Lie
Way Too Fast
Again
Running Away
The Sun Shines For You
Scream Your Name
Catch Him If You Can
I’ll Find You Anywhere
The Water Melon
Pam Pаm
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Discography

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Guitar Pirates

Single

2012-02-07

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The World Has Changed

Album

2015-06-11

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I'll See It In Your Smile

Single

2016-12-12

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LOVE

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  • 1. Love (Studio version)