Cyril Collard played 13 games for Australian rules football club Hawthorn between 1957 and 1958, scoring 3 goals. He was the first indigenous Australian to play for Hawthorn being of the Noongar people of Western Australia. Collard started his career at Subiaco Football Club achieving top three finishes in the best and fairest award during his two seasons at the club, he moved to Melbourne in 1956 and after training with Collingwood he chose to play with Hawthorn. Subiaco, however refused to clear him and he sat out of football for the 1956 season until the National Football Council granted him a clearance for the 1957 season. After retiring from professional football Collard became a professional runner reaching the final of a Stawell Gift. Cyril served in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade between 7 February 1958 and 3 June 1988 reaching the rank of Senior Fire Fighter
The Gourishankar is a progressive rock band from Russia formed in 2001 by university friends guitarist Alexandr "Nomy" Agranovich and keyboardist Doran Usher in the Russian provincial city Syktyvkar. In 2002 the band released their debut demo tape Integral Symphony followed in 2003 by their first studio album, Close Grip, their second studio album 2nd Hands, was recorded in 2006 and was released by Unicorn Digital on March 15, 2007. The album revealed their unique style of music. 2nd Hands was nominated for the Prog Awards 2007 within "Best Foreign Band" section, nominated for best debut of the year at Deutsche progressive pages and took second place. The album became the best-selling release in 2007 on the label Unicorn Digital. Close Grip was rereleased by Unicorn Digital in 2008. In 2015, the jazz label ArtBeat Music was all deluxe editions heritage group called the 1st Decade, including rare recordings and demo tapes, as an anthology, it was released edition classic album 2nd Hands on vinyl.
The third studio album The World Unreal was released at Russia on January 14, 2016 through ArtBeat Music. Current membersJason Offen – vocals Nomy Agranson – guitars, vocals, keyboards Svetoslav Bogdanov – drums Previous membersDoran Usher – keyboards Vlad MJ Whiner – vocals Cat Heady – drums Maxim Sivkov – drums Mikhail Muhachev – bass Guest membersVladimir Rastorguev – viola, cello Dmitry Ulyashev – saxophone, flute Alla Izverskaya – backing vocals Alexander Vetkhov – drums Nail Maxonov – drums DemosIntegral Symphony Studio AlbumsClose Grip 2nd Hands The World Unreal ReissuesClose Grip The Gourishankar Anthology. 1st Decade 2nd Hands Close Grip 2nd Hands The World Unreal Official Bandcamp Page Official Facebook Page Official VK Page ProgArchives.com Page The mountain similar to Everest. The interview with the band "Gourishankar"