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 […]

Rezerwat

Rezerwat (“reserve”) is a Polish rock band that was founded in Łódź, Poland, in 1982. The band is led by Andrzej Adamiak, a composer, songwriter, producer, singer, and bass player. Most of Rezerwat’s music has been and continues to be written by Adamiak. The current lineup of the band includes Adamiak (bass and vocals), Krzysztof […]

Bartosz Szymoniak

Bartosz (Bartas) Szymoniak is a Polish solo singer. For many years he was also the vocalist for Sztywny Pal Azji, a Polish classic rock band that has been around since the mid-1980s. Szymoniak was born in Kalisz, Poland, toward the tail end of the Communist era. He has become a musical figure with a range of […]

Organek

Organek (also known as Ørganek) is a Polish contemporary classic-style rock band. It was started in 2013 in the Polish city Torun by singer Tomasz Organek. Organek, who grew up in Suwałki, is a composer and songwriter in addition to a singer—and he studied English philology at university. Organek’s music education was at the Katowice Music […]

TSA

TSA (short for Tajne Stowarzyszenie Abstynentów, or “secret society of abstainers”) is a Polish rock band regarded as precursors of heavy metal in Poland. The band was founded by guitarist Andrzej Nowak and bassist Tomasz “Whatfora” Zatwarnicki. While the band was founded in 1979, it has only been active during distinct periods since—1979 to 1989, […]

Voo Voo

Voo Voo is a Polish rock and jazz band founded in Warsaw in 1986 and still going strong today. Its original members were Wojciech Waglewski (vocals, guitar), Andrzej Nowicki (bass guitar), Wojciech Morawski (drums), and Milo Kurtis (percussion, trumpet). Most of them came from the band Morawski Waglewski Nowicki Hołdys, which existed only from 1984 […]

Hey

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 Andrzej Nowak, its founder, has a certain fondness. Nowak also sings vocals and plays guitar in the band TSA. TSA, Nowak’s first major project, is a hard rock/heavy metal band that […]

Cree

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 […]

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