festival of musical thrills
October 16th (Wednesday), 20:00, Klub Imperium
Lipali is a band founded by Tomasz “Lipca” Lipnicki in 2000, afer Illusion was disbanded. It was originally Lipnicki's solo project, debuting with “Li-Pa-Li” (2000). It was eventually joined by Łukasz „Luk” Jeleniewski (drums) and Adrian „Qlos” Kulik (bass). With this line-up, Lipali released “Pi” (2004), “Bloo” (2007), “Trio” (2009), “Akustyk Live” (2011), and “3850” (2012).
October 17th (Wednesday), 19:00, Rocker Club
Feng Szuja is the solo project of Olek Różanek – composer, lyricist, leader of the band Chorzy na Odrę, and organiser of the Akustyczeń festival in Szczecin. The live performance consists of Różanek's original songs that were part of the play “Fumum Vendere,” which is based on a study of the seven deadly sins, as well songs from the Chorzy na Odrę repertoire. Różanek will be accompanied by guitarist Maciej Kazuba.
October 18th (Friday), 21:00, Free Blues Club
Chemia is a Warsaw-based rock band founded in 2010 by Wojech Balczun. The sextet's music is inspired by classic rock, from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, as well as grunge. Chemia has released the following albums: “Dobra Chemia” (2010), “O2” (2011), “In the Eye” (2012), and “The One Inside” (2013). The band's ambition is to write the best song in the world.
Namy is a four-piece modern rock band from Szczecin. Their debut EP was released in 2012. They won first place at the Floating Trippin' Festival 2013 and second place at Made in Szczecin 2013.
October 19th (Saturday), 20:00, Klub Imperium
The project of Damian Ukeje, winner of the first edition of The Voice Of Poland. He comes from Szczecin, and during his career he has been associated with several rock bands. Following the finals of The Voice Of Poland, Damian invited his former bandmates from Fat Belly Family to found a new project – UKEJE. The five-man band is regularly playing shows across Poland, promoting their first official release “Ukeje” and simultaneously working on their new album.
October 20th (Sunday), 19:00, 13 muz
Marek Kazana is one of the most prominent jazz musicians in Szczecin and beyond. Winner of the Jazz nad Odrą Grand Prix (1979) and the Krzysztof Komeda Scholarship (1983). Has participated in the recording of almost 20 albums, but it wasn't until 2013 that he has released his first album of original work – “Tangola” by the Marek Kazana Project. Kazana recorded the album with Marek Mac, Grzegorz Grzyb, and Tomek Licak. “Narcyz o sobie, czyli historia Marka Kazany” is a film portrait of this extraordinary artist.
October 21st (Monday), 21:00, Kana Theatre Centre
A Polish-American music project – an extraordinary musical collage that combines the acoustic with the electronically modified and akin to downtown jazz/rock aesthetics. A Gambler's Hand is a surprising mixture of drums and string quartet, led by Sean Noonan – New York drummer, composer, arranger, star of the Brooklyn underground, member of Brewed by Noon and The Hub, as well as collaborator with Ornette Coleman, among others.
October 22nd (Tuesday), 20:00, Klub Imperium
A singer with a distinctive voice. In 2012 he released his debut album “Wilczełyko,” promoted by the single “Linoskoczek.” He has received a Fryderyk 2013 nomination for Debut of the Year and Song of the Year. Soon after releasing his record, he played over 30 concerts, supported the bands Hey and Raz, Dwa, Trzy. He has performed at Heineken Opener Festival and in Jarocin. Skubas' guitar-driven music combines the sounds of folk and grunge.
October 23rd (Wednesday), 19:00, Kana Theatre Centre
A live performance by the freejazz Marek Kazana Project, promoting their recently-released album “Tangola.” The line-up consists of Marek Kazana (alto sax, soprano sax), Grzegorz Grzyb (drums), Marek Mac (electric double bass), and Tomek Licak (tenor sax).