SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.
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:
- Member since:
- Jul 31 2013
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
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.
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
Soul on Fire
Soul on Fire Track number: 3 Year: 2000 Album: Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back Genre: Classic Rock
Tadek: Lead vocals, Hammond B3 organ, MIDI vibes, Yamaha MU-128 sound module, synthesizer & sequencer programming, composition, lyrics, arrangements and production Featuring Wiktor Stokowski (guitar), Konrad Kubicki (bass), Paweł Pruszkowski (drums), Artur Wileński (tenor sax), Paweł Rokicki (trumpet), and Iwona Kałat and Sister Asia (backing vocals) Reached Polish #22 on October 18, 2000. Taken from Ascetic & Refugees of the Groove's album “Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back” (Polish #13 on August 12, 2000).
Burn It Down (US mix)
Burn It Down (US mix) Track number: 6 Year: 2000 Album: Greatest Hits Genre: Funk
Tadek: Lead vocals, Hammond B3 organ, Fender electric piano, Hohner E7 clavinet, Yamaha MU-128 sound module, synthesizer & sequencer programming, composition, lyrics, arrangements and production Featuring Wiktor Stokowski (guitar), Konrad Kubicki (wah-wah bass), Paweł Pruszkowski (drums), Artur Wileński (tenor sax), Paweł Rokicki (trumpet), and Iwona Kałat and Sister Asia (backing vocals) Reached Polish #38 on May 5, 2001. The remixed version taken from Ascetic & Refugees of the Groove's album “Greatest Hits” (Polish #2 on May 12, 2001).