Czesław Niemen

Czesław Niemen was a distinguished Polish singer-songwriter and rock/folk/jazz/electronica musician who made a name for himself in a variety of genres, instruments, and roles. Niemen was born in a Polish village in what is now Belarus. He studied at a music school in Grodno for a year to study the Russian accordion (баян) when he […]

Kult

Kult is a popular Polish rock band that has been active since 1982. It was formed then in Warsaw by Kazik (Kazimierz) Staszewski (vocals, saxophone) and Piotr Wieteska (bass), previously of punk band Poland—they practically introduced the punk aesthetic to Poland. The other original members of the band were Tadeusz Bagan (guitar) and Darek Gierszewski […]

Kazik (Kazimierz) Staszewski

Kazik (Kazimierz) Staszewski is a Polish singer, songwriter, and occasional saxophonist best known for his participation in the long-running rock band Kult. He has performed and recorded with other bands as well, and also has a successful solo career. Kazik hails from Warsaw. He has been a staple of the Polish music scene since the […]

Andrzej Zaucha

Andrzej Zaucha was a Polish singer and musician who died in 1991 at the age of 42. Born in Krakow, Zaucha was not trained as a musician. He competed successfully in canoeing nationwide as a teenager, winning some medals at the Polish Championships in the 1960s. He soon switched his attention to music, joining the […]

Katarzyna (Kasia) Nosowska

Katarzyna (Kasia) Nosowska is a Polish singer who has a thriving solo career and is also the lead singer for the popular rock band Hey. Nosowska was born in Szczecin and sang in several rock groups in her early years, including the evocatively named Hairy (Włochaty) and Pajama Porno (Pidżamy Porno). In 1991 she started […]

Breakout

Breakout was a Polish blues/rock band, often considered one of the most important and best-loved Polish bands from recent times. The group was started by Tadeusz Nalepa in 1968, though he had started a very similar group called Blackout a few years before. Blackout included Nalepa, Mira Kubasińska, and Stanisław Guzek. Guzek was not included […]

Natalia Przybysz

Natalia Przybysz is a Polish singer of R&B, soul, and other genres. Currently working mostly on her solo career under the name Natu, she also collaborates and performs with many other Polish rock, pop, and R&B musicians. Przybysz was drawn to music at an early age, studying the cello at school. She and her sister, […]

Kazik & Kwartet ProForma

Kazik & Kwartet ProForma is a Polish band consisting of singer Kazik Staszewski and the Kwartet ProForma, a band that had existed independently prior to bringing Staszewski on board. The band is Przemysław Lembicz (vocals, guitar), Peter Lembicz (guitar), Wojciech Strzelecki (bass, bass guitar, vocals), Marcin Zmuda (keyboard, vocals), and Marek Wawrzyniak (percussion)—yes, the quartet […]

Anita Lipnicka

Anita Lipnicka is a Polish singer and songwriter who has steadily been gaining a solid reputation in Polish pop culture over the past twenty years. She is from Piotrków Trybunalski, a small city in central Poland. Lipnicka started her career with the popular band Varius Manx in 1993. Though the band existed before Lipnicka joined, […]

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