Cynamonowa Kaczka (Cinnamon Duck)
Jacek Kaczyński, a bass guitarist from Białystok, author of lyrics, composer, creator of music for theatrical shows. He has played with such bands as Kasa Chorych, J.J.J. Blues (J.Opaliński, J.Tioskow, J.Kaczyński), Clapton’s Brothers, Devil Blues, New Jazz Trio.
“I had long toyed with the idea of refreshing and reminding Jurek Opaliński’s songs. I began cooperation with him probably in 1993, when Jarek Tioskow and I reactivated the Kasa Chorych, which hadn’t been playing for 10 years then. ‘Opal’ showed up at our first rehearsal with an impressive set of good drinks and cheered us on for a few weeks until the first, after many years, concert of Kasa. In the so-called meantime somebody gave us a call with a request for a cameral blues gig. Because Kasa wasn’t any good for such a purpose and ‘Opal’ was at hand, ‘Tiosek’ and I decided that we’d manage to ‘sew’ something as a trio. It turned out that Jurek is just a mine of ideas for music, original texts brilliantly reflecting the truth about the reality we happened to live in and, additionally, a guy of a tremendous sense of humor. Not all know that he’s the author of many sayings which today belong to us all. So we spent with JJJ Blues (Jurek, Jarek, Jacek) a few years playing gigs and being together until ‘Opal’ went to the USA. I have to say here that it was JJJ Blues that made this trip possible, especially one of the songs performed by us. But I’ll tell about it during the concert.
I invited the best musicians from Białystok to cooperate with this project: Krzysztof Gorczak: voc., Maciej Samluk: guitar, Grzegorz Kluczyński: guitar, Marek Kisiel: piano, Maciej Niedzielko: drums, Tomasz ‘Cynamon’ Kamiński: harmonica and me, Jacek Kaczyński. We’ll also play a few standards (we can say so now, I think) of the old Kasa Chorych and some pieces from the album ‘Rhythm & Pulse’, which, I suppose, you’ll never hear at Kasa’s gigs but which deserve presentation.”
VERONICA & THE RED WINE SERENADERS for the first time in Poland!
The Red Wine Serenaders, there are no better words that define them! This is a musical project born about three years ago featuring a talented combo of musicians who passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s. Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi, originators of the project, like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist.
Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and doublebass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD “OLD STORIES FOR MODERN TIMES”, that also sees contributions by other leading musicians and friends, Sugar Blue (a legendary harmonica player in the past withthe Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Willie Dixon and Frank Zappa) and the world master ofresophonic guitar, Bob Brozman.
Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders are the winners of the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. Thanks to this result they performed at the prestigious Notodden Blues Festival in Norway and will take part in Lucerne Blues Festival in November. Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders performed in France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland.
Veronica is also the first Italian artist ever invited to the Mustique Blues Festival ( 2012 and 2013), in the Carribean.
Veronica Sbergia: lead vocals, ukulele, washboard, kazoo
Max De Bernardi: vocals, National resophonic guitars, mandolin, acoustic guitar
Alessandra Cecala: vocals, doublebass
Ain’t nothin’ in ramblin’ – Ind. (2007)
Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders – Totally Unnecessary Records (2009)
D.O.C.- Totally Unnecessary Records (2011)
The Red Phone
Soulful Blues Punk. Sexy, raw and from the guts. Sometimes wild and ecstatic, sometimes lowdown or dreamy. One can tell it’s the Red Phone! The band members compose music for gangster movies and work in studios, but are most of all known for their energetic live shows.
Just before the launch of The Red Phone’s debut single ‘Sonny Boy’, the infamous Dutch film director Arne Toonen fell in love with the band’s music and decided to use it in his thriller movie ‘Black Out’. Since the music worked so well in the film, the band got renown before it’s first live appearance.
Formerly, the band members played in various blues & roots music bands. Mark and Mathijs got together in 2003 and started a band called The Germaphonics; an energetic trio that played surf and rock ‘n roll swing tunes. At the same time, Seán started the Seán Walsh Band: a thriving blues rock band that toured throughout Europe and released two well acclaimed albums. Jair Yess played in The New Hip and is one of the best session guitarists in the south of the Netherlands.
Looking for a new thrill, these three musicians started jamming and writing new songs.
The Red Phone is new, hot and ready to rock! These gents know how to take the stage… So go and see one of their live shows whenever they are around!
Guitars & vocals: Seán Walsh
Bass & backing vocals: Mathijs Vermeulen
Drums & backing vocals: Mark ‘Tamba’ Kieboom
Guitars & Keys: Jair Yess