||Pola Chobot & Adam Baran
||Hot Tamales Trio
In the evenings the Sphere transforms to welcome all fans of natural sounds.
is a musician with Polish-Vietnamese roots. He is guided by the principle, that some things cannot be played on a computer. That's why he engages in a musical recycling of sorts – using contemporary looping technology, he plays on dusty instruments from the 60's and 70's and Vietnamese ethnic marvels.
takes his fans on a journey into smoke-filled pubs, boxes dusty with sentiment full of bric-a-brack and shabby armchairs somewhere in the old cinemas. Intimate spaces, dim lighting and touching narration – what will Martijn Krale surprise us with next?
Not all has been already said in the pop-rock style. Charles Pakowsky is a non-stereotypical power-trio oscillating somewhere between Radiohead and Michaelem Jacksonem. During the concerts the stage is home to both emotion and rock-and-roll power. Lyrical vocal of Kasia sometimes tinged with traditional, Slavic "white voice" – her great fascination. At these moments you can see the thrill and goosebumps among the audience.
I compose at home, with my guitar. I spill all of the emotions that I experience during the day on paper. My songs are about love, friendship, sorrow, they are motivating despite adversities.
Her lyrics smell of elderberries in May. They have experienced some summer rains, but many blizzards as well. Many truths are covered by frost. The last words are always hope. She speaks about herself in Polish, in a matte, melismatic manner. Vocalist, composer, lyricist, a student of Jazz and Popular Music department at the Academy of Music in Katowice.
Go on, speak. Don't joke around. Speak!
About what you experience.
About the simple things that just happen.
And so we do speak. With music. What kind? Come and listen.
Unplugged stage doesn’t mean playing without electricity. Energetic, young and ambitious artists will present their compositions in a little calmer convention. But still with power, passion and brisk. Concerts after midnight is a good time for meditation, observation and absorbing with your whole self everything that the artists on Unplugged want to hand to you.
Michał is a young but experienced writer and composer. For eight years he writes, composes and records his own compositions . Plays songs stylistically very different from bard songs, through acoustic pop to rock-pieces. Gospel-like lyrics reflect the greatest passion in Michał’s life – living with God and friendship with him. What he values most in music is sincerity and truth and that’s what he wants to share in his creations. From the end of 2013 the bands line-up is Michał Rassek – guitar/vocals, Jakub Ziemba - drums Jakub Muszkiet - keyboards.
Line-up formed in 2013 as a fruit of improvised music fascination. Debut material of the group, entitled KOSMODROM (space station), is nine original compositions, in which fascination with classic of Polish film music are combined with radical textures of modern improvised music. Good reviews after every concert are a guarantee of an unforgettable experience at SAF as well.
The band consist of: Stanisław Słowiński (acoustic violin electric violin, viola), Justyn Małodobry (double bass), Adam Stępniowski (drums).
Soaked with atmosphere of growing up in a missionaries family Singer and composer, who happened to live in various parts of the world today calls New Zealand his home. Collaborating among others with Paweł „Bzim” Zarecki and many other musicians from all over the world in 2012 released an album On the back hills of Bethlehem, and currently he is releasing another one entitled For your freedom, and for ours. Strong element of Hans music are his life experiences and his desire to get to know God.
One day two guys from Belarus decided to form a rock band. After some time three others decided to join them and that’s how Nuteki came to be. This Belarussian-Russian line-up, as the musicians say themselves, wants to achieve the global level and win the conquer the first places of the charts. It is very possible they will succeed, for enthusiasm and their engagement in music they create is unparalleled. After Wednesday’s concert on the Main Stage it is worth seeing Nuteki as an unplugged version.
Frist correct association is with a box of well brewed tea. The group formed in march 2007 in Giżycko. The band performed at more than a dozen contests and festivals, and the vocalist Joanna Zubkowicz has appeared in TV shows Bitwa Na Głosy (battle of voices) and The Voice of Poland. Lately the group focuses on acoustic sounds, which shows completely new capabilities of the T-BOX formation. Acoustic rock? Of course we can!
Line-up: Joanna Zubkowicz – vocals, Paweł Mułyk – acoustic guitar, Paweł Wasilewski – bass guitar, Piotr Janowski – percussions and Mariusz Sikorski – saxophone.
Come join us for some tea after the craziness of the main stage and listen to the following performers in the Small Courtyard.
The band is made up of Mateusz Dwornik on string bass, percussionist Mateusz Maniak and pianist Bartek Ziętara. Their repertoire consists of original compositions by Dvornik which were inspired by modern jazz and firmly rooted in jazz trends in hip hop. Their arrangements are influenced by a wide variety of artists and styles ranging from Led Zeppelin to gospel. Dvornik comes from a Pentecostal family so that comes naturally to him. Szymon Chudy, who is well known with audiences, will join the band on guitar in Lubiaz.
Michał Król, a 22 year old artist, is making his solo debut tonight. He is already well known as a song-writer and member of the group Zdobywcy and his songs are sung in many fellowships around Poland. He’s a graduate of the Hillsong International Leadership College in Australia where he studied worship music. The power of his songs come from the texts which flow from his heart and are a cry to the Savior as well as the simple melodies that quickly stay in your head.
Janek Smolyk is a vocalist, guitarist and song-writer from Wroclaw. He’s been performing since 2008, has won many competitions and even did a tour of China! He put out an album three years ago and last year released a second one, “Problem z wiernością” (Problem with Faithfulness) which he will promote at SAF. His music is a mix of Brit Rock and Polish sung poetry. He’ll be joined in concert by:
Przemysław Mikołajczyk (keyboards), Patrycja Stefanowska (violin, vocal), Piotr Wojniusz (bass) and Mateusz Brzostowski (percussion).
Kapelanka is a project among friends from Zakopane and Częstochowa. Their love of music and the city of Krakow, where they all live now, is their common factor. The band is made up of young and very ambitious musicians: Ania Seman, Mikołaj Kubicki, Michał Paluch, Łukasz Pospieszalski, Wawrzyniec Topa, Kamil Januszek and Mateusz "Hulba" Hulbój
The group has recorded an EP of four songs plus two videos. Their cover of “Tightrope” by American soul artist, Janelle Monae, was noticed by her and praised on her official Twitter page.
This band plays ethno/jazz/folk but the members are determined to make sure their music is “Polish”. Throughout you’ll hear modern, acoustic arrangements of old themes and folk melodies as well as original compositions with Polish texts.