DAY I – 23.08.2024
On a cold and crisp February evening in Falköping in 1993, two bands from Stockholm, Landberk and Ägg , played together for the first time at a local rock club. Through this meeting, a mutual sense of musical understanding was born, which developed even further when the two bands met a year later at a concert in Vänersborg . In 1999, when Reine Fiske, the guitarist of Landberk , was asked to accompany the famous folk singer Turid ("Swedish Kate Bush"), he decided to invite Stefan Dimle from Landberk as well as Ricard Nettermalm and Johan Walléna of Ägg .
After the last concert with Turid at the festival in August 2002, Reine , Stefan, Ricard and Johan felt that it would be natural to continue their musical collaboration. The combined musical energy flowed freely between them, which led to the band's remarkable consolidation after appearing twice as an instrumental band on Swedish television.
However, there was no vocalist... After spending time with Turid , it seemed that a female voice would be the most suitable. And then my thoughts turned to Petronella , who had been writing music with Ricardo for a long time. The line-up was completed and Paatos was created . Turid wrote the lyrics for the song, which was titled " Tea " (featured on the first Paatos album ), and which was written on the same evening that Petronella and Ricardo's first child was born.
Although Paatos is considered a representative of progressive rock, trip influences can easily be found in his music hop ( Portishead , Massive Attack), alternative rock ( Radiohead ) and metal ( Opeth and Porcupine Tree ).
Following the release of his debut single " Perception " and his stellar album " Timeloss ", Reine Fiske left the band and was replaced by Peter Nylander . With the new line-up, the group recorded their second album " Kallocain ", produced by Steven Wilson.
During this time, the band went on several tours independently and together with bands such as The Gathering , Porcupine Tree and Riverside .
In 2006, their next album " Silence Of Another" was released Kind ", but just two years later the group's line-up underwent further changes. Johan left her Wallén and Stefan Dimle .
Over the years, Paatos released five studio albums and one live album, but the band went on hiatus in 2013 before officially disbanding in 2015.
Meanwhile, just three years later, the group was approached to perform in Stockholm and realized that playing together was too much fun not to return. Composed of: Mikael Nilzen (keyboards), Ulf Ivarsson (bass), Peter Nylander (guitar), Hux Nettermalm (drums) and Petronella Nettermalm (vocals, cello) began long and arduous rehearsals that were to lead to the recording of a new album.
It looks like their return will be a success by all means. The album is almost ready and it is possible that it will see the light of day before their appearance at the Ino-Rock festival.
It is worth adding that the performance in Inowrocław will be their first show together in 5 years!
Despite critical acclaim and a devoted fan base, Paatos has remained relatively unknown in the mainstream music scene. However, their music has earned them a cult following, and their atmospheric and emotionally charged performances resonate with fans around the world.
On Friday, August 23, they will play to open the first day of the Ino-Rock festival
Mikael Nilzen (keyboard)
Ulf Ivarsson (bass)
Peter Nylander (guitar)
Hux Nettermalm (drums)
Petronella Nettermalm (vocals, cello)
Silence Of Another Kind (2006)
Sensors (live album) (2007)
The Amazing is a Swedish band founded in 2009, known for its unique blend of psychedelic rock, folk and progressive-inspired sounds. The band consists of five musicians: Christoffer Gunrup (vocals, guitar), Reine Fiske (guitar), Fredrik Swahn (guitar, keyboards), Alexis Benson (bass) and Moussa Fadera (drums).
Christoffer Gunrup has been playing music all his life... "I played drums, trumpet and guitar from a young age, but I wasn't good at it. At university I had a band that released four albums as Granada." The band was known for its slow pace, dreamy songs and Anna Järiven's sincere vocals. They composed together, but Gunrup also wrote his own songs.
"When Granada was founded, I also started creating something on the side and I realized that only then the songs would sound the way I imagined them." Gunrup recruited guitarist Reine Fiske and drummer Fredrik Björling and they started playing at dances. "I played guitar, Reine on bass and in the end I also ended up with a microphone to my face. I've never sung before!"
When the group needed a name, Fiske suggested The Amazing, England 1969! He imagined the band as an obscure trio playing at some obscure festival in England in 1969. "All band names are crap," Gunrup says, "but if you like music, any name is fine."
In 2009, The Amazing was officially formed and, influenced by rock classics such as Pink Floyd, Neil Young and Nick Drake, sought to create atmospheric and introspective music that would resonate with listeners on a deep emotional level.
The group's debut album was released in 2009, earning critical acclaim for its dreamy and ethereal soundscapes. The album demonstrated the musicians' ability to create complex melodies and rich harmonies, using elements of Swedish folk music. From the very beginning, it was clear that The Amazing had something truly special to offer the world of music.
Over the following years, The Amazing continued to release critically acclaimed albums, each of which showcased their growth and evolution as musicians. Their second full-length release, "Gentle Stream", released in 2011, further established their reputation.
Subsequent albums - "Picture You" (2015), "Ambulance" (2016) and "In Transit" (2018) confirmed the class of the musicians. They experimented with new musical ideas and incorporated elements of jazz and prog-rock into their compositions, which resulted in a more complex and multi-layered sound.
Throughout his career, The Amazing also gained a reputation for his mesmerizing live performances. The musicians' ability to seamlessly recreate the studio sound has earned them a legion of devoted fans and allowed them to tour extensively throughout Europe and the United States. The Amazing's music has been praised for its ability to transport listeners to another world, immersing them in a sonic landscape that is both mesmerizing and beautiful.
Currently, the band is recording a new album from which they have already presented two singles to the world. In August it will appear in Poland for the first time! He will play on Friday, August 23 at the Ino-Rock festival.
Christoffer Gunrup (vocals, guitar)
Reine Fiske (guitar)
Fredrik Swahn (guitar, keyboards)
Alexis Benson (bass)
Moussa Fadera (drums)
The Amazing (2009)
Wait For A Light To Come (mini LP) (2010)
Gentle Stream (2011)
Picture You (2015)
In Transit (2018)
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This sextet from Oslo has been enchanting listeners for twenty-two years with a unique sound that is a combination of classical music, post rock, ambient and atmospheric neo-progressive folk with a melancholic tinge. The band's name is a metaphor for a Spanish dish - a soup served cold, rich in nutrients from raw vegetables, vinegar, olive oil and various flavors. The extraordinary combination of the musicians' diverse characters is an explosive mixture releasing creative energy, reflected in the group's emotional compositions.
The band was founded in 1996 by school friends - guitarist Jan-Arne Vilbo and keyboardist Thomas Andersen, who once formed the group Delerium. The musicians met again after a break of several years and decided to continue composing together. They invited Jan Henrik Ohme, who had an interesting voice, to cooperate and this is how the first historic Gazpacho line-up was formed.
All three musicians are big Marillion fans. Thanks to his membership in the group's Scandinavian fan club, Ohme was invited to sing "Afraid of Sunlight" during the first of a series of special concert meetings of the band with fans, which still take place regularly in various parts of the world. During the event held in 2002, Gazpacho musicians distributed promotional copies of the collection of their first compositions "Get It While It's Cold ", which also reached music journalists, arousing their interest.
A year later, the band's phonographic debut was released, and a few months earlier, a version of the above-mentioned EP, expanded with three new compositions. The musicians also performed during the second Marillion Convention Weekend. Their musical sensitivity so captivated the members of Marillion that they offered Gazpacho the role of support during the thirty-one concerts of the tour promoting "Marbles", covering eleven European countries. The band's line-up was then expanded to include a drummer, a flutist and a violinist.
Gazpacho's second album, "When Earth Lets Go", despite great reviews, did not bring the musicians a recording contract. Only another tour with Marillion and the help of Steve Hogarth resulted in signing a contract to release the third album under Racket Records. After the premiere of "Firebird" in 2005, Gazpacho and Marillion embarked on another concert journey together.
In 2007, "Night" was released, the band's first concept album, which is a multi-threaded story about coincidences and space-time travel. However, it was only the next release that revealed the artists' full compositional and narrative capabilities. "Tick-Tock", released in 2009, was based on the motifs of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's work, his aerial experiences and the accident that resulted in his plane crashing in the Sahara. This album brought Gazpacho international fame.
Subsequent releases from 2010-2015 consolidated the musicians' position among the most interesting performers of post-progressive rock and resulted in signing a contract with the independent Kscope label, specializing in releases containing non-obvious, soul-stirring sounds, as well as club and festival concerts, also in Poland.
In 2018, Gazpacho performed at the Ino-Rock festival for the second time (they had previously visited in 2012). This coincided with the release of their next, tenth album in their career, titled "Soyuz". It is a moving musical story inspired by the tragic flight of the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 1.
The band's fans had to wait two years for the next item in the group's increasingly rich discography. In 2020, the album "Fireworker" was released. The album fit perfectly into Gazpacho's tradition of combining great philosophical dilemmas, thought-provoking literary references and personal confusion. The central point of the album was the assumption that humanity had always been under the control of an infallible and omniscient being who wanted to maintain its power at all costs.
For reasons that most fans are well aware of, Gazpacho's "Fireworker 2020" tour has been canceled. In this situation, the group decided to please their fans in a different way.
It rented an old school building in Fredrikstad, which houses the St. Cultural and Conference Center. Croix, which is also the band's rehearsal space while preparing for tours. There, on the morning of October 25, 2020, she and the filmmakers gathered in the auditorium to make recordings, or rather to record a rehearsal before the tour, which could not take place. The whole thing was recorded on a compact disc, but also on video discs.
In 2022, the band returned to the tour, and after its completion, they started working on the next album.
Perhaps we will listen to fragments of it in Inowrocław? Gazpacho will perform on the first day of the festival, August 23, 2024.
Jan-Henrik Ohme - vocals
Jon-Arne Vilbo - guitar
Thomas Alexander Andersen - keyboards, programming
Robert Risberget Johansen - drums, percussion
Kristian Olav Torp - bass guitar
Mikael Krømer - violin, mandolin, additional guitar, programming
Get It While It's Cold (37°C) EP (2002)
When Earth Lets Go (2004)
Tick Tock (2009)
Missa Atropos (2010)
March of Ghosts (2012)
Fireworking At St. Croix (2020)
Eivor Pálsdóttir, known professionally as Eivor, is an artist perfectly attuned to wild nature. Born and raised in Syᵹrugøta (population: 453), a tiny town in one of the northern Faroe Islands, the singer-songwriter grew up surrounded by the rugged, windswept landscape of the North Atlantic, which, unsurprisingly, has profoundly influenced the music she creates .
She discovered her vocal destiny and the power of her voice while singing traditional songs with her family. She learned to play the guitar at the age of 10. While still at school, she started writing her own songs. This is how she recalls it: "One of the first artists who made a huge impression on me as a creator was Leonard Cohen. My friend's parents had an impressive collection of his albums, so I would go to her place and listen to the records all day long."
At the age of 16, Eivor recorded her first album, which included classic ballads using guitar and bass. It ends with two religious songs sung in Danish, while the rest is sung in her native language - Faroese. Over the following years, Eivor performed at folk festivals throughout Scandinavia. Although she did not shy away from jazz and classical music, her passion for experimentation eventually led her to the world of electronic production. "I was trying to break out of the box I put myself in," she said. "Sometimes when you dig deeper into what you're trying to create, you reach a fork in the road where you have to make some decisions that may take you in a completely different direction."
As the years passed, Eivor's career continued to flourish. The artist released several successful albums, each of which showed her development. Her second album, "Krákan", released in 2003, further established her presence on the music scene, gaining recognition in the "promising talent" category. Eivor's ability to easily switch between different languages, including Faroese, Icelandic, Danish and English, further added depth and appeal to her music.
Eivor's international success occurred in 2015. along with the album "Bridges".
Her hauntingly beautiful melodies and poetic lyrics have struck a chord with listeners around the world, and she has gained a loyal fan base beyond the Nordic countries. Her mesmerizing vocals, often compared to Björk and Kate Bush, demonstrated her versatility and emotional depth as a performer.
With over ten studio albums to her name, as well as numerous collaborations with artists such as Asgeir, John Grant, Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Dan Heath (Lana Del Ray), Eivor can be considered one of the most eclectic Scandinavian artists and one of the most mesmerizing singers of their generation.
Winner of the 2021 Nordic Council Music Prize, twice awarded the Icelandic Music Prize, multiple Danish Music Folk Awards, as well as a Faroese Music Award, Eivor is part of a new wave of Nordic artists who are quickly building a passionate international fanbase through music that draws from their traditional, centuries-old cultural and musical folklore. According to recent data, Eivor's music has been streamed nearly 1 billion times, and she plays sold-out tours in Scandinavia, Europe and the United States.
Eivor also composed the soundtracks for all seasons of Netflix's flagship series The Last Kingdom (co-created with Ivor Novello/BAFTA nominee John Lunn).
The Last Kingdom's new official album "Destiny Is All" - written and produced by John Lunn, Eivor and Danny Saul - was released in early 2023.
Eivor also recently appeared on the God of War Ragnarök soundtrack and the hit video game soundtrack, and performed at the Game Awards 10th Anniversary Concert at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in June.
Currently, the artist is working on a new album, which is to be released in 2024.
The performance in Inowrocław will be Eivor's second opportunity to meet the festival audience. The previous visit in 2021 left the audience in a state of delight, and the singer liked it so much that she wanted to return to Inowrocław. Hence her renewed participation in the Ino-Rock festival, which you should not miss!
Eivør Pálsdóttir - 2000
Krákan - 2003
Eivør - 2004
Trollabundin - 2005
Mannabarn / Human Child - 2007
Live - 2009
Larva - 2010
Room - 2012
The Color Of Dark - 2014
Slor - 2015
Bridges - 2015
At The Heart Of A Selkie - 2016
Live In Tórshavn - 2018
SEGL - 2020
DAY II – 24.08.2024
Folk soul rooted in the Slavic land growing among energizing arrangements. It is difficult to clearly attribute them to one trend. They move between folk, rock and heavy, deep metal sounds. Most of the texts are derived from both the traditions of the Polish countryside and the culture of our eastern neighbors. They are not afraid to experiment and break patterns. Strong female vocals based on classical singing and white voice intertwine on the basis of electrifying guitar sounds, deep bass sound and strong drums, tamed with the delicate sounds of percussion instruments and violin. Their performances are accompanied by incredible energy and an atmosphere straight from Łysa Góra.
The band was formed in Piaseczno in 2012. It was created by three music enthusiasts (Marta Jędrzejczyk - vocals, Krystian Jędrzejczyk - drums, Dorota Filipczak-Brzychcy - vocals) who, singing folk songs one evening by the fire, decided to combine folk music with heavy sounds. The trio was soon joined by: Piotr Maleszyk - bass, Krzysztof Rukat - guitar and Grzegorz "Laser" Lasek, who diversified the music with the sound of percussion instruments. Some time later, Dawid Banasiuk joined the band and added a folk element in the form of a flute part.
The pace of the musicians' work was so dizzying that in 2013 they managed to record their first album - "To i hola", which was characterized by a mixture of rock, folk, metal and progressive rhythm. In 2015, Dawid Banasiuk left the band and was replaced by Sylwia Biernat, who enriched the music of Łysa Góra with the sound of the violin. The group began intensive work on the next album. In the meantime, another musician, Piotr Maleszyk, left the band. He was soon replaced by Paweł Piotrowicz, who took an active part in the creation of the next album "Siadaj, nie gadaj", released in 2017.
In the summer of the same year, the musicians played their first concerts outside the country and in a unique place, in Norway at the Viking Festival. At that time, the idea of creating and putting acoustic recordings on the album was born. Using such original instruments as the Płock fiddle, string drum, djembe or saz. The album "Oj, Dolo" was created, released in April 2018.
In the same year, Krzysztof Rukat leaves the band. In his place comes the famous, among others: from the prog metal band Indukti Piotr Kocimski. Łysa Góra gives concerts and prepares new songs for its fourth album. This one premieres in 2023 and is called "World on Fire".
It is also a farewell to Sylwia Biernat, who is leaving the band. At the beginning of 2024, she will be replaced by... two new girls: violinist Karolina Sienkiewicz and cellist Klaudia Fedyryszyn.
Łysa Góra will undoubtedly start the second day of the Ino-Rock festival in a daring way. He will appear on stage on Saturday, August 24. at. 16:30
Dorota Filipczak-Brzychcy - wokal
Klaudia Fedyryszyn -wiolonczela, wokal
Karolina Sienkiewicz - skrzypce, wokal
Krystian „Krystek” Jędrzejczyk – perkusja, wokal
Piotr Kocimski - gitara elektryczna, wokal
Paweł Piotrowicz - gitara basowa, wokal
To i hola (2013)
Siadaj nie gadaj (2017)
Oj dolo (2018)
W ogniu świat (2023)
There is no other singer like Mick Moss. Endowed with a deep, very poetic voice, singing heartfelt lyrics, he has been enchanting listeners for over twenty years with his musical interpretations of human emotions, sensations and experiences, coloring them with melodies full of darkness and power.
Antimatter was formed in 1998 in Liverpool by Moss and former Anathema bassist Duncan Patterson when he left the band after the release of Alternative IV. The beginnings of the band were not easy – the debut album “Savior” was released in 2000 by the independent label Icon Records in a small edition. A year after the premiere, as a result of the increased interest in the duo’s music and the resulting demand for records, a fight broke out between the band and publishers for the rights to the recorded material, which lasted for twelve months, ultimately ending successfully for the musicians. Interestingly, Moss sang on only two songs, with Michelle Richfield and Hayley Windsor lending their voices to the remaining songs.
After two more studio releases, Patterson left the band in 2005 and decided to pursue the Ion project . Thus, Antimatter became Mick’s solo work Moss, who since “Leaving Eden” has been consistently honing the band’s style based on beautifully flowing guitar parts, contrasting with percussion dynamics and electronic experiments, dominated by dark melancholy and reflection. He also continued the process of regularly touring after each release, building an ever-expanding fan base in Europe and around the world. From the beginning of his activity, Poland was one of the countries he most liked to visit.
Antimatter celebrated its tenth anniversary with a joint European tour by Moss and Patterson and the release of the retrospective album “Alternative Matter”, which included new arrangements of compositions from the band’s demo and recordings from the first albums. A year later, the leader of Antimatter founded his own label, Music In Stone. 2011 was marked in the band’s history with a guest performance in July during Marillion Weekend in Leamington and at “Marillion Christmas” at Manchester Academy in December.
The following years and albums released strengthened Antimatter’s position on the market. Fans very warmly received Fear Of A Unique Identity (2012), The Judas Table (2015) and Black Market Enlightenment (2018).
In 2019 the group she decided myself publish concert from Kiev on November 26, 2016 with the participation of additional invited musicians of the 1st quartet string.
In 2022 the album A Profusion Of Thought was released, containing compositions that were created during the recording sessions of the albums Leaving Eden, Planetary Confinement, Black Market Enlightenment, The Judas Table, Fear Of A Unique Identity and Lights Out, but were not lucky enough to be on these albums, despite the often very high level.
In the concert version, Antimatter grows from a solo studio project to a quartet. Moss, who plays Fender and sings, is accompanied on stage by David Hall, who charms with his beautiful solos, and the rhythm section.
Each visit of Antimatter to Poland is unique also thanks to the fact that, despite Mick’s long stage experience Moss he remains fully himself. Concerts are a form of thanking listeners for many years of support and an opportunity to meet fans whom the artist treats as friends. The musician does not seek excessive media publicity and does not promote himself by force. For years, he has been recording great albums, touching the hearts of sensitive listeners. It’s worth coming to his concert in Inowrocław to see for yourself.
He will appear with his team on Saturday, August 24, 2024.
Mick Moss - gitara, śpiew
David Hall - skrzypce, gitara, chórki
Stephen Harold Hughes - gitara basowa
Fabian Regmann - perkusja
Lights Out (2003)
Planetary Confinement (2005)
Leaving Eden (2007)
Fear Of A Unique Identity (2012)
The Judas Table (2015)
Black Market Enlightenment (2018)
An Epitaph (2019)
A Profusion Of Thought (2022)
Sivert Høyem is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, known for his powerful vocals and introspective lyrics. He was born on January 22, 1976 in Oslo, Norway and discovered his love for music at an early age. As a teenager, Høyem began playing guitar and writing songs, honing his skills and developing a unique sound.
In the mid-1990s, Høyem and his friends founded the band Madrugada, which quickly gained popularity in Norway and abroad. With his soulful voice and poetic lyrics, Sivert became the frontman of the group, captivating the audience with its melancholic rock sound. Madrugada released several successful albums, including "Industrial Silence" and "Grit", gaining critical acclaim and a large group of loyal fans.
In 2007 After the death of one of the band's musicians and Madrugada's suspension, Høyem began his solo career in earnest, showing his versatility as an artist. His debiut solo album, "Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Opposition", was released while the band was still active, in 2004, and received positive reviews, establishing Høyem as a solo artist worth following. The artist continued to experiment with various genres, incorporating elements of folk, blues and alternative rock into his music.
Throughout his career, Høyem has collaborated with various artists, including Ane Brun and Marie Munroe, making his recording output more attractive and diverse.
Høyem's music often delves into themes of love and loss. His introspective lyrics and emotional delivery create a unique connection with his audience. Whether he's performing intimate acoustic ballads or rocking out on stage, Høyem's live performances are captivating and leave a lasting impression.
In addition to music, Høyem also took up acting, appearing in the Norwegian film "Yohan: The Child Wanderer" in 2009. This endeavor demonstrated his versatility as an artist and further broadened his creative horizons.
After the reactivation of the Madrugada band in 2022, the release of the excellent album "Chimes At Midnight" and a European tour, Hoyem decided to return to solo activity.
In January 2024 his next solo album "On An Island" was released.
Sivert Høyem allowed sadness to blossom in the most beautiful way possible on this album.
The album was recorded in the building of the old Zoar church in Nyksund. The idea was to do something "simple" in the spectacular surroundings of the second largest fishing village of the Vesterålen islands. The recordings were made in a makeshift studio over 14 days, and in addition to Sivert, co-producer Christer Knutsen and drummer Børge Fjordheim took part.
The artist and his band's European tour announced for spring is selling out quickly. It is a great joy that he accepted the invitation to participate in this year's Ino-Rock Festival.
With a career spanning over two decades, Sivert Høyem has become one of Norway's most respected and influential musicians. His distinctive voice, poetic lyrics and captivating performances have earned him devoted fans and critical acclaim both in Norway and internationally.
Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Opposition (2004)
Moon Landing (2009)
Long Slow Distance (2011)
Endless Love (2014)
Live At Acropolis - Herod Atticus Odeon, Athens (2017)
On An Island (2024)
albums with Madrugada:
Industrial Silence (1999)
The Nightly Disease (2001)
The Deep End (2005)
Live At Tralfamadore (2005)
Chimes At Midnight (2022)
albums with The Volunteers:
Michał Łapaj is an outstanding musician and composer, best known as the keyboardist of the band Riverside. He was born on March 3, 1982. in Warsaw, and discovered his passion for music at a very young age.
He is self-taught. He started learning to play keyboard instruments at the age of 4. Wanting to develop his skills, he attended the Organist Training Institute in Warsaw and the Author's School of Popular Music and Jazz. Krzysztof Komeda. As he improved his skills, he began experimenting with different sounds and styles, drawing inspiration from classical music, rock, jazz and progressive rock.
In 2003, Michał joined the ranks of the Polish band Riverside, which had already gained recognition thanks to its unique sound and thought-provoking lyrics. His joining the band brought a new dimension to the music. His keyboard playing perfectly complemented the band's atmospheric and melodic style.
Łapaj played a key role in shaping the group's sound and establishing it as one of the most influential progressive rock bands of its time.
During his career, the musician played an important role in the creation of many Riverside albums, including "Second Life Syndrome", "Rapid Eye Movement", "Anno Domini High Definition", "Shrine of New Generation Slaves", "Love, Fear and the Time Machine", "Wasteland" and "ID.Entity".
In addition to working with Riverside, Łapaj collaborated with other famous musicians and bands, including: Leash Eye, Behemoth, Antigama, Lunatic Soul and Tangerine Dream.
In 2021 The artist's long-awaited debut album titled "Are You There" was released.
The album consists of both instrumental pieces and songs. It contains a lot of spatial atmosphere, and fans of post-rock, ambient and electronic music will certainly find something for themselves here. The album is diverse and at the same time coherent, filled with emotions, melancholy and darkness. He tries to find an answer to the question of what happens to us when we do not understand each other and wander between what was said and what was left unsaid.
The album features vocals from Mick Moss - leader and vocalist of the British band Antimatter - and Bela Komoszyńska, the female force behind the Polish band Sorry Boys.
Łapaj wanted to obtain the best and warmest sound possible, which is why he mainly plays analogue, so-called "live" keyboard instruments - Hammond organ, piano, Rhodes piano and old analog synthesizers. You can hear all of them on the album in excellent quality. On the album, all instruments except drums were recorded by Michał. Artur Szolc (Annalist, Inside Again, Music Inspired By...) played drums in the rhythm section.
In 2023 Apart from his activity in Riverside, Michał Łapaj was busy working on the soundtrack for the game "The Arbor" together with the talented Symbiotic Labs team.
“Watching the game evolve, seeing new worlds being born, and collaborating with so many talented people, each bringing their own unique skills, is truly inspiring. I'm happy to be a part of this journey and I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing project.
Łapaj's dedication to his craft and his unwavering passion for creating innovative and captivating music have cemented his position as one of the most respected keyboardists in the progressive rock genre. His contributions to the music industry continue to inspire and influence aspiring musicians around the world.
As Michał Łapaj's musical journey evolves, fans eagerly await the next chapter in his career, wanting to witness his continuous development.
Michał Łapaj will perform together with invited guests at the Ino-Rock festival on Saturday, August 24, 2024.
Are You There (2021)
albums recorded with Riverside (selected discography):
Second Life Syndrome (2005)
Rapid Eye Movement (2007)
Anno Domini High Definition (2009)
Shrine Of New Generation Slaves (2013)
Love, Fear And The Time Machine (2015)
ON THE INTERNET:https://www.michallapaj.pl/
Ray Wilson has rock'n'roll in his heart and has been on stage for 30 years. His greatest fame was brought by a short, single-album episode in the group Genesis, which was an effective support for the development of his solo career.
Ray Wilson was born on September 8, 1968 in Dumfries , Scotland. He started his music studies in 1983, and in the 1990s he was already a member of the band Guaranteed Pure . He worked with the group until 1996, releasing several hits, before announcing his departure.
Then the singer joined the band Stiltskin , with whom he recorded the grunge album "Inside". The debut album of the Scottish group became a real sensation - the single promoting the album topped most charts in Europe.
The band's success caught the attention of the members of the Genesis group, who offered Ray cooperation after Phil Collins' departure . Such an offer could not be refused and in 1997 the band started recording, and in the fall released a new album titled " Calling All Stations ". The album quickly hit the bestseller lists in Europe, but failed to break through in the US.
In 1998-1999, the band gave concerts in various European cities (including Katowice), but the planned tour in America was canceled due to low ticket sales. For this reason, in 2001 the band suspended its activities and Ray left the group. As the singer put it, he wasn't fired, but he made it clear that their collaboration was over.
In the following years, Wilson joined a new band - Cut , but this cooperation did not last long.
In 2001, Ray Wilson began to build his solo career, which began with a concert at the international festival in Edinburgh. Then he went on tour - not only around Europe, but also around South and Central America. Its culmination was the album " Change ".
Next Best Thing " was released , after which he toured the world again and also appeared on tour with Dolores O'Riordan of Cranberries and frontman Supertramp Roger Hodgson. Proving his versatility, Ray also collaborated with Dutch DJ star Armin Van Buuren ; recording a remix of his own song " Yet Another Day”; the song topped the dance charts in 2005.
After a break caused by the lockdown, Ray Wilson went on tour in 2021 - this time its theme was Time And Social Distance . The tour was promoted by the single " Mother Earth".
One of Ray Wilson's most popular projects is the Genesis Classic concert tour, during which the artist performs his interpretations of the songs of the legendary group.
In his free time between concerts, he records new albums. In 2022, he released the album "The Weight Of Man".
Earlier, in 2007, he moved to Poznań and settled here permanently.
Constantly touring Europe, Ray always finds time to meet fans.
“It's a great joy to regularly meet people who come to my concerts and buy records after each concert. It allows me to connect with my audience and understand why my own music impresses them. Social media is one thing, but meeting face-to-face is a whole other level.”
It will probably be no different in Inowrocław, where the artist will perform at the end of the second day of the Ino-Rock festival - August 24, 2024
Ray Wilson - Vocals/Guitar
Steve Wilson - Vocals/Guitar
Kool Lyczek - Piano/Keyboards
Marcin Kajper - Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel - Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz - Violin
solo albums (studio):
The Next Best Thing (2004)
Propaganda Man (2008)
Chasing Rainbows (2013)
Song for a Friend (2016)
Makes Me Think of Home (2016)
The Weight of Man (2021)
solo albums (concert):
Live and Acoustic (2002) (aka "Unplugged")
Ray Wilson Live (2005)
An Audience and Ray Wilson (2006)
Ray Wilson and the Berlin Symphony Ensemble, Genesis Klassik Live in Berlin (2009)
Ray Wilson and the Berlin Symphony Ensemble, Genesis Classic Live in Poznan (2011)
Genesis vs Stiltskin - 20 Years and More (2014)
Up Close and Personal - Live at SWR1
Time and Distance (2017)
ZDF@BAUHAUS May 20, 2018 (2018)
Upon My Life (2019)
albums recorded with Stiltskin:
The Mind's Eye (1994)
Stiltskin Live (2007)
albums recorded with Genesis:
Calling All Stations (1997)
albums recorded with Cut:
albumd recorded with Guaranteed Pure:
Swing Your Bag (1993)