Mirosław Czyżykiewicz

Mirosław Czyżykiewicz is a Polish graphic designer, poet, singer, and composer. Czyżykiewicz started playing the guitar when he was 14, and started singing and accompanying himself in his hometown of Gorlice during his teenage years....

Maciek Balcar

Maciek Balcar is a Polish singer, actor, and songwriter. He attended music school and studied piano in Ostrów Wielkopolski, where he grew up. He also played in blues, punk rock, and metal bands when he...

Piknik / Пикник

Piknik (Пикник) is one of Russia’s longest-running rock bands. Headed by vocalist/guitarist Edmund Shklyarsky (Эдмунд Шклярский)—the band’s sole consistent member across its 30+ year career—Piknik was formed in Leningrad in 1978, and were heavily influenced...

Myslovitz

Myslovitz is a Polish rock band that started in 1992 by Artur Rojek (vocals, guitar) and Wojkta Powaga (guitar) while they were students in Mysłowice. The name of the band is based on a Latin...

DDT / ДДТ

DDT (ДДТ) is a Russian rock band founded in Ufa, in the Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, in 1980. The group’s name is taken from the insecticide DDT (though among several erroneous interpretations of the...

Melnitsa / Мельница

Melnitsa (Мельница; translates as Windmill) is a Celtic folk rock group from Russia. Founded by Natalia O’Shea, whose stage name is Hellawes, the group’s current members are Aleksey Orlov (electric violin, violin, mandolin), Aleksey Kozhanov...

Кино / Kino

Кино/Kino was one of the most popular Soviet rock groups of the 1980s and 1990s. Influenced by Western bands like R.E.M., The Cure, The Smiths, and Joy Division, Kino became a touchstone for Soviet and...

Brainstrom / Prāta Vētra

Brainstrom/ Prāta Vētra is a Latvian pop group. Originally formed in 1989, they have released a number of albums in Latvia, Russia, and internationally, singing in Latvian, Russian, and English. Renārs Kaupers (vocals), Jānis Jubalts...