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 […]

Coals

Coals is a Polish duo who draw from dream-pop, electronica, and folk music to create their signature sound. Comprised of vocalist and lyricist Katarzyna Kowalczyk and composer, keyboardist, guitarist and producer Łukasz Rozmysłowski. The duo were born in 1994 and 1995, respectively. The band, whose name inspired by their birthplace, the coal mining region of […]

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 […]

Kayah

Katarzyna Magdalena Szczot, known by her stage name Kayah, is a Polish singer-songwriter and co-owner of the record company Makers Production & Publishing, which specialized in working with up-and-coming Polish artists. Having borrowed from multiple music styles including Slavic, gypsy, jazz, soul, pop, and dance, Kayah has cumulatively sold more than one million copies of […]

LemON

LemON is a Polish-Ukrainian band founded in 2011 by singer Igor Herbut. The name is a combination of “Lemko,” a Ukrainian ethnic minority inhabiting a stretch of the Polish Carpathian Mountains known as Lemkivshchyna, and the English word “on.” Herbut, born December 17, 1990 in Przemkow, Poland, studied at the University of Zielona Gora with […]

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 […]

Bajm

Bajm is a classic Polish rock band that was founded in 1978. The original members were Beata Kozidrak (the founder and vocalist, and the only member who has stayed throughout the band’s history), Andrzej Pietras, Jarosław Kozidrak, and Marek Winiarski, with Andrzej Koziara and Andrew Gradkiewicz joining soon after. The band’s name comes from the […]

Jacek Kaczmarski

Jacek Kaczmarski is a legendary Polish singer-songwriter, poet, and writer. He is famous for both his art and his political activities, a combination that has made him a celebrated Polish figure among academics—his work and life has been much studied—readers, music fans, and many others. Kaczmarski was born in Warsaw in 1957 to a Polish-Jewish […]

Mieczysław Szcześniak

Mieczysław Szcześniak is a highly prolific Polish singer and songwriter. A trained jazz musician, he has explored a large variety of popular music styles throughout his almost 30-year career on the Polish music scene. From singing standard pop ballads to mixing Caribbean rhythms with Slavic folk harmonies, Szcześniak has garnered wide critical acclaim in his native Poland […]

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