Hey is one of the more popular and well-regarded Polish rock bands working today. It was founded in 1992 by Piotr Banach, who was the band’s guitarist, but it is best known as the project of Kasia Nosowska, the lead singer, who also writes most of the band’s music. The band was started in Szczecin […]

Bad Dogs / Złe Psy

Bad Dogs (Złe Psy) is a Polish rock band that’s been around since 1999. The name apparently refers to American pit bulls, for which Nowak has a certain fondness. The band was founded by Andrzej Nowak (guitar, vocals), who is also the guitarist of the band TSA. TSA, Nowak’s first major project, is a hard […]


Cree is a Polish blues/rock band that was formed in 1993. Its name comes from the Cree, a First Nations tribe in Canada. The founder was Sebastian Riedel (guitar, vocals, harmonica)—incidentally the son of Ryszard Riedel, the lead singer of the legendary group Jam (Dżam)—and he was joined by Sylwester Kramek (guitar) and Adrian Fuchs […]


IRA is a Polish rock band that was founded in 1987 and still exists today. Its original members were Kuba Płucisz (guitar), Artur Gadowski (vocals), Wojtek Owczarek (drums), Darek Grudzień (bass), and Grzegorz Wawrzeńczyk (keyboards), who on one fine day agreed that they would become rock stars, according to the band’s website. In fact, that […]

The Boys of Paul Street / Chłopcy z Placu Broni

The Boys of Paul Street (Chłopcy z Placu Broni) is a Polish classic rock band formed in 1987 in Krákow by Bogdan Łyszkiewicz. The name of the band is a reference to a Hungarian classic children’s novel about two groups of boys who end up in a territiorial war with one another. Łyszkiewicz was the […]

Tadeusz Wózniak

Tadeusz Wózniak is a Polish musician, composer, and singer. He has performed with various bands over the years as well as written songs for other performers and for films. Wózniak went to music school for a few years when he was young, but didn’t finish. He picked up the guitar on his own a few […]


T.Love is a Polish rock/pop band that was founded in 1982 in Częstochowa. Originally called Teenage Love Alternative, they chose an interesting time to start the band—during martial law. The four original members, Zygmunt (Muniek) Staszczyk (vocals, bass), Janusz Knorowski (electric guitar), Dariusz Zajaç (keyboard), and Jacek Wudecki (drums), were all in high school together, […]

Sztywny Pal Azji

Sztywny Pal Azji (which seems to mean something like “Rigid Pole of Asia”—something may have been lost in translation) is a Polish classic rock band that was formed in the 1980s and is still active today. It was formed in 1985 by Jarosław Kisiński (guitar), Leszek Nowak (vocals, piano), Paweł Nazimek (bass), Janusz Deda (drums), […]

Citizen GC / Obywatel GC

Citizen GC (Obywatel GC) was a band created by Grzegorz Ciechowski. It was more or less his brief solo career, with the other members of the band cycling in an out according to his need. Ciechowski was a Polish musician, singer, and songwriter who is known mainly for the band Republic (Republika), for which he […]

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