Dawid Podsiadło

Born in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Southern Poland, Dawid Podsiadło was the winner of Poland’s second X Factor contest. In 2010, he created an alternative rock band with his friends called Curly Heads in their hometown of Dąbrowa Górnicza. At first, the band only performed for each other, constantly practicing every moment they could get; then they […]

Smolik

Andrzej Smolik, known simply as “Smolik,” is one of the most recognized producers in Poland. Smolik has produced six solo albums and collaborated with countless artists throughout his career.   As a musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist himself, he debuted in 1993 with the band Wiki, continuing on to collaborate with the vocalist Robert Gawliński on […]

Aya RL

Aya RL is a Polish electronica/psychedelic rock group founded in 1983 in Jarocin, at a music festival. The already-established Polish-Russian soloist Igor Czerniawski (drums, keyboard, vocals) met the members of the band Hook, composed of Paweł Kukiz (percussion, vocals) and Jarek (Jarosław) Lach (guitar), and they formed a trio, originally under the name Aya Red […]

Republika

Republika was an influential Polish rock back originally from Torun. Founded in 1978 by Jann Castor vel Wieslaw Rucsinski as Res Publica (Rzecz Pospolita), the band faced censorship from the start from the Polish communist government and changed their name to Republika. Kris Caputa, currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, came up with the band’s name […]

Patrick the Pan

Patrick the Pan is a Polish soft rock band consisting of frontman Piotr Madej, Justyn Małodobry, Kuba Duda, and Adam Stępniowski. The band’s first album was composed, recorded, and performed entirely by Madej. Patrick the Pan’s music is soft and sad, as well as artfully composed. In Madej’s own words, their songs are “sad songs. […]

Lao Che

Lao Che is a Polish rock band that plays a crossover of alternative rock, punk, ska, ambient, and folk. Lao Che was formed in 1999 by former members of the seminal Polish band Koli. The band’s popularity grew quickly after the release of their album Warsaw Uprising (Powstanie Warszkawskie), a concept album that was nominated for a […]

Skubas

Skubas is the stage name of Radosław Skubaja (formerly known as Sqbass and MC Sqbass), a Polish musician. As Skubas, Skubaja performs acoustic guitar songs that straddle the line between folk and grunge. Skubas is known for his unique and distinctive voice, as well as his grungy guitar riffs and melancholy lyrics. Born in 1981, […]

Maciej Maleńczuk

Maciej Maleńczuk is a Polish singer and songwriter who has been active in a wide variety of bands in many different styles—rock, jazz, dance pop—since the 1980s. Maleńczuk grew up in Wojcieszów, Poland, where he attended a sports school and was apparently a far from stellar student. He spent more time listening to American rock […]

Maanam

Maanam is a Polish rock band that was active from 1975 to 2008. The name of the band is based on a combination of the names of its two founders, Marek Jackowski and Milo Kurtis, who initially played together as a guitar duo called MaM. At the end of Maanam’s life, the band included Olga Jackowska, otherwise […]

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