Biography of band

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Kilwater was formed in Poznań in 2011. Initially, the band played cover songs and their own, surf-rock styled compositions. After several member changes, in 2014 a five-person (previously associated with various formations from Poznań) line-up was established: Marcin “Boogie” Wieczorkiewicz – guitarist, leader and author of most compositions (also known as DJ Boogie, former member of Danse Macabre, Brakdanych and Hellow Dog), drummer Adam Nastawski (Plum, a.k.a DJ Człowiek), bassist Grzegorz Książkiewicz (Snowman), keyboardist Marcin Szczęsny (since 2014, also a Snowman member) and saxophonist Michał Fetler (Tsigunz Fanfara Avantura, TonyTony).

Debut album was created in Albert Hofmann’s Studio (ahstudio.pl), in Poznań. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Bartłomiej Frank. The album consists of eleven instrumental pieces and two songs, featuring Gosia “Siara” Witkowska and Peter J. Birch. The band describes their music as a psychedelic movie surf rock. On the calm surface of rock’n’roll basin, Kilwater encounters a storm of progressive rock and jazz improvisations. Guitar sails – supported by a solid, rhythmic mast – are being tossed by the squall force of saxophone and synthesizers. Psychedelic wailing sirens and nymphs can be heard in the musical depths of Kilwater music, which is often backed by funky echoes of 70s action TV series.

Guitars, composer

Marcin Wieczorkiewicz

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Crazy about music, partially educated in this direction. The leader of grunge alternative Danse Macabre, which he founded in 1996. A few years later inspired by the music of the 70s and classic rock he led the Brakdanych band. It was then when he composed, wrote lyrics, sang and played the guitar. Fascinated with turntablism, scratching and black funk collected on vinyls he decided to become a DJ, which he’s been up to now. In the meantime he started playing keyboards again in Hellow Dog and he also played the guitar starting up Kilwater.

Drums

Adam Nastawski

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A self-taught musician playing for almost 20 years now. A drummer in Plum and Kilwater. Earlier he performed with other bands on Polish and foreign stages. He appeared at festivals such as: Off, Open’er, Jarocin, Primavera in Barcelona, Sound City in Liverpool and Asymmetry Festival. An admirer of good groove, presenting his sets as DJ Człowiek.

Bass

Grzegorz Książkiewicz

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Forever searching for a musical Golden Fleece. An appreciator of ambitious electronic music. A graphic designer by profession, a bassist by avocation; plays in Kilwater and Snowman. With the latter he visited Off Festival twice, Jarocin and Open’er. He gave concerts in Romania, Germany and France, supporting Archive, Yan Tiersen and Karate among others.

Synths

Marcin Szczęsny

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A musician with 25 years’ experience. Classically educated pianist, keyboardist, vocalist and music teacher. Took part in many projects, mainly a session musician – doing studio recordings and playing gigs. Gave solo improvised music concerts. He stayed for good with Kilwater, Snowman and Lumikulu.

Sax, Flute, Synthesizer

Feat. Michał Fetler

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A classically educated saxophone player, self-acclaimed composer, a lover of brass bands. A Silesian involved with Poznań for the past 12 years, graduated from local Music Academy. He’s been cultivating various fields of widely understood light music. Since 2010 he has been leading Tsigunz Fanfara Avantura band, inspired by the tradition of Balcan wedding-funeral orchestras and he contributes to Tony Tony project. He is collaborating with Kilwater.