Nocny Kochanek was so eagerly awaited that fans gate crashed their sound check and sang their songs acapella when it finished. If that isn't a serious commitment I honestly don't know what is!
Even Jurek Owsiak joined in the singing intro to „Poniedziałek” while announcing the band. That was the song that started the concert and crowd joined in straight away starting the longest singalong in the history of the festival.
Nocny Kochanek might seem like a bit of an ironic joke, yet their stage performances are totally professional. Krzysztof Sokołowski's unique vocal, guitarist's virtuosity and galloping drums with a touch of irony and some well played 80s nostalgia.
Nocny Kochanek's music is, of course, a tribute to heavy metal with Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Helloween, Scorpions and t Black Sabbath being very clear influences. Mixed together, with the witty humour added it's a powerhouse of a concert!
The band was clearly taken aback by the public's reaction - Woodstock's crowd loved them and it showed!
Nocny Kochanek is a Polish heavy metal band formed in Warsaw in and consists of Artur Pochwała (bass), Robert Kazanowski (guitar), Arkadiusz Cieśla (guitar), Krzysztof Sokołowski (vocal), Tomasz Nachyła (drums).
Republika Project is the effect of the work of fans and friends of Woodstock Festival Poland. People kept asking us if we can come up with a similar music initiative until we relented in 2001 and began to talk music with manager of the band Republika.
As our Monday tradition dictates, we have the fresh listing of our Golden Spinning Top award. The winning bands are invited to play at Woodstock Festival Poland in the following year.
I grew up on music films. First, there was a black & white film about the Beatles, which has shaped my imagination and musical and visual sensitivity. Music films have inspired my work and influenced the way I see the world.