Už Jsme Doma

Už Jsme Doma are a Czech avant-garde/art-rock band from Teplice, active since 1985. Members: Miroslav Wanek (lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, 1986-present), Jindra Dolanský (tenor saxophone, vocals, 1985-2001), Milan Nový (saxophone, 1985-1986, drums 1987-1989, 1993-1995), Romek Hanzlík (guitar, vibraphone, 1985-1993), Ota Chlupsa (guitar, vocals, 1985-1986), Jiří Solar (guitar, vocals, 1985-1986), Jiří Závodný (piano, vocals, 1985-1986), […]

Václav Neckář & Bacily

Václav Neckář & Bacily were a Czech art-rock ensemble from Praha that was active for 20 years, starting in 1971. Members: Václav Neckář (vocals), Jan Neckář (keyboards, guitar, cello, clarinet, vocals), Ota Petřina (guitar, 1971-78, 1987-91), Petr Formánek (piano, organ, 1971-73), Jan Hauser (bass, 1971-73), Radek Pobořil (trumpet, 1971-73), Milan Vitoch (drums, 1971-73, 1975-78), Jaroslav […]

Vladimír Mišík & Etc Band

Vladimír Mišík & Etc Band were a Czech syphonic/folk-rock band from Prague, formed in 1974. Members: Vladimír Mišík (vocals, guitars, percussion), Petr Pokorný (guitar, 1974-76, 1979-82, 2003-present), Vladimír Padrůněk (bass, 1974-78), Bořek Suchý (saxophone, 1974-75), Miroslav Hrubý (drums, 1974-75), Jan Hrubý (violin, viola, 1975-82, 1985-88, 2001-present), Jiří Jelínek (guitar, 1976-77), František Francl (guitar, 1977-78), Václav […]

Stromboli

Stromboli were a Czech art-rock band that was active during the second half of the 1980s. Members: Michal Pavlíček (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Klaudius Kryšpín (drums, 1985-88), Vladimír Kulhánek (bass, 1985-87), Bára Basiková (vocals, 1986-89), Vendula Kašpárková (keyboards, 1986-88), Jiří Veselý (bass, 1987-89), Jan Seidl (drums, 1988-89), Roman Dragoun (vocals, keyboards, 1988-89) Discography: Stromboli (1987) Shutdown […]

SHQ

SHQ were a Czech jazz-rock ensemble from Praha that was active for 28 years, starting in 1961. Members: Karel Velebný (piano, tenor saxophone, vibraphone), Jan Konopásek (flute, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, 1961-64), Milan Pilar (double bass, 1961-63), Pavel Staněk (drums, 1961-62, 1964-65), Antonín Julina (guitar, 1962-63), Jan Arnet (double bass, 1963-64), Pavol Polanský (drums, 1962-63), […]

Progres 2

Progres 2 were a Czech symphonic/art-rock band from Brno, formed in 1968 as the Progress Organization. Members: Zdeněk Kluka (drums, vocals), Pavel Váně (guitar, vocals, 1968-81, 1992-present), Jan Sochor (keyboards, 1968-77), Emanuel Sideridis (bass, 1968-77), Pavel Pelc (bass, synthesizer, vocals, 1976-87, 1992-present), Miloš Morávek (guitar, vocals, 1977-83), Karel Horký [Daniel Forró] (synthesizer, 1977-79), Roman Dragoun […]

Prague Big Band

Prague Big Band were a Czech jazz-funk ensemble founded in 1974 by conductor Milan Svoboda. Members: Milan Svoboda (conductor), Jiří Stivín, Pavel Komzák, Zdeněk Hostek, Jiří Niederle, Václav Harmáček, Jaroslav Šolc, Svatobor Macák, Rudolf Ticháček, Svatopluk Čech, Josef Nachtman, Petr Venkrbec, Milan Krajíc, Ivan Myslikovjan, Rudolf Březina, Štěpán Markovič, Pavel Pivarči, František Kop, Jiří Kulisev, […]

Pražský Výběr

Pražský Výběr were a Czech art-rock band that was active through several iterations across three decades, starting in 1977. Members: Michael Kocáb (vocals, keyboards), Ondřej Soukup (bass, 1975-81), Jiří Niederle (saxophone, 1975-78), Jan Žižka (drums, 1975-77), Zdeněk Fišer (guitar, 1977-78), Martin Koubek (guitar, 1977-78), Vratislav Placheta (drums, 1977-78), Ladislav Malina (drums, 1977-78), Michal Pavlíček (guitar, […]

The Plastic People of the Universe

The Plastic People of the Universe were a Czech avant-garde/art-rock band from Praha that formed in 1968. Members: Milan Hlavsa (vocals, bass, 1968-88, 1997-2001), Michal Jernek (vocals, clarinet, 1968-70), Jiří “Přemysl” Števich (guitar, 1968-70, 1972-73), Josef Brabec (drums, 1968-69), Pavel Zeman (drums, 1969-73), Josef Janíček (guitar, keyboards, theremin, vocals, 1969-?), Paul Wilson (vocals, guitar, 1970-72), […]

Petr Novák

Petr Novák (Sept. 6, 1945 — Aug. 19, 1997) was a Czech vocalist and songwriter who was active for almost three decades, starting in 1968. Discography: Kolotoč svět (1970) Modlitba za lásku (1970) Ve jménu lásky (1971) Kráska a zvíře (1975) Co je to láska / Planeta snů (1980) Sladké trápení (1982) Ahoj, tvůj Petr […]

Modrý Efekt

Modrý Efekt was a Czech symphonic/hard-rock band that was active as a recording unit for 13 year, starting in 1968. Members: Radim Hladík (guitar), Vladimír Mišík (vocals, flute, 1968-70), Miloš Svoboda (guitar, 1968-69), Jiří Kozel (bass, 1968-72), Vlado Čech (drums, 1968-81, 1984-85), Lešek Semelka (keyboards, vocals, 1970-75, 1977-81), Josef Kůstka (bass, electric violin, 1972-75), Fedor […]

Miroslav Vitous

Miroslav Vitous (born Dec. 6 1947) is a Czech jazz-rock bassist who has been internationally active for more than five decades. After moving stateside on a musical scholarship, he was recruited by Miles Davis for a round of 1967 live dates. Early backing credits include late-’60s albums by Roy Ayers, Chic Corea, and Herbie Man. […]

Marsyas

Marsyas were a Czech folk-rock trio that was initially active for 15 years, starting in 1973. The band released five albums between 1978 and 1989 on Supraphon. Members: Oskar Petr (vocals, acoustic guitar, 1973-78), Zuzana Michnová (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion), Petr Kalandra (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, 1973-84), Jiří Vondráček (12-string acoustic guitar, vocals, 1978-81, 2004-05), […]

Pavol Hammel

Pavol Hammel is a Slovak vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader, active since the late 1960s. Discography: Som šťastný keď ste šťastní (1972 • Pavol Hammel & Prúdy) Šlehačková princezna (1973 • Pavol Hammel & Prúdy) Zelená pošta (1972 • Pavol Hammel & Marián Varga) Hráč (1975) Na II. programe sna (1976 • Marián Varga / Pavol […]

Mahagon

Mahagon were a Czech jazz-rock band that issued three singles and two albums between 1976 and 1980 on Supraphon. Members: Petr Klapka (bass), Jan Hála (keyboards), Adib Ghali (guitar), Zdena Adamová (vocals), Vladimír Severa (guitar), Jiří Nepomucký (guitar), Jaroslav Bubeník (drums), Jaroslav Šolc (flute), Jan Hrubý (electric violin), Zdeněk Šedivý (trumpet), Jindřich Parma (trumpet), Jiří […]

Flamengo

Flamengo were a Czech psychedelic jazz-rock band that was active for six years, starting in 1966. In 1972, the band released the popular album Kuře v Hodinkách on Supraphon. Members: Přemysl Černý (drums, 1966-68), František Francl (lead guitar, 1966-70), Pavel Fořt (bass, guitar), Eduard Vršek (keyboards, 1966), Jiří Čížek (bass, keyboards, 1966-67), Petr Novák (vocals, […]

Gattch

Gattch were a Slovak jazz-rock/psych band from Bratislava, active from 1969 to 1974. In 1971, the band issued a self-titled album on Opus. Members: Ľudovít “Ali” Beladič (piano), Tomáš “Tomy” Rédey (guitar, violin), Karol Slanina (rhythm guitar, 1969-?), Anton “Tony” Lančarič (bass, 1969-72), Juraj “George” Štefula (drums, percussion), Valentín Čekovský (bass, 1972-74), Gabriel Jonáš (soprano […]