TadekPekacz
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Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Born into a family with parents who encouraged musical evenings at their home, Tadek Pekacz began his classical music education on violin and piano at age 7, in 1986. In 1991, while still in elementary music school, he became a principal fiddle player of Warsaw Lutheran church youth music trio, and a principal fiddle player and musical director's assistant of Polish folk dance and music ensemble Jaromiry, with whom he performed on "Festival of Cultures", Friedrichshafen, Germany (1992), International Folklore Festival, Zielona Gora, Poland (1993) and "XXII Volkstanzfestival", Balingen, Germany (1994). In 1995 he began studies at Christian Musicians' Association' Private Classical Music College "Missio Musica" in Warsaw, and soon extended his classical music programme with jazz saxophone and rhythm'n'blues Hammond organ. Between 1995 and 1998 he played jazz tenor saxophone in Polish Radio Jazz Big Band, principal classical violin in Polish YMCA baroque string quartet Mozarteum Camerata, co-principal classical violin in Christian Musicians' Association' Symphony Orchestra, and Hammond organ and Wurlitzer electric piano in Liga Przyzwoitosci [Decency League] and Piaseczynska, two seminal bands in the development of progressive popular music in Poland. At that time, he also extensively studied Graphic Design and Exhibition Design at Private Lyceum of Visual Arts in Warsaw.

Following the release of his jazz-fusion Hammond set Indecent Exposure in May 1998, Tadek was awarded scholarship to attend Herbie Flowers' masterclass music workshops Rockshop in Dartington International Summer School, UK, and has since been actively engaged in the jazz, fusion, funk and improvisation music scenes. In 1999 he formed a 10-piece soul/funk unit Ascetic & Refugees of the Groove, which three subsequent singles - "Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back", "Soul on Fire" and "I'm Alright" - received a massive airplay on Polish Radio Jazz, Radiostacja and Virgin 365 Radio, and entered Polish Top 20 in 2000 and 2001. In July 2001 he was invited by "the Godfather of Polish blues music", Tadeusz Nalepa, for a reunited Polish tour, and later that year he contributed his trademark Hammond organ to Nalepa's final album Sumienie (2002). In June 2003 he completed Music Technology & Sound Engineering course at London Music School.

Screen name:
TadekPekacz
Member since:
Jul 31 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Steve Winwood, Traffic, Spyro Gyra, Herbie Hancock, Joey DeFrancesco, Narada Michael Walden, and all of the 70s melting pot that includes jazz/fusion, R&B, disco, funk and rock - the golden era of music showbiz and a real Entertainment.

EQUIPMENT

Hammond X5, Fender Rhodes 73, Wurlitzer A200, Casio CPS-700, Korg X5D, Korg X50, MacBook Pro with some virtual synths that mimic classic equipment from 70s and 90s

MUSIC