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PRESENTED BY JOANNE COLLINS
PRODUCED BY IAN RICHARDS, MIGUEL AHUMADA & JOANNE COLLINS
An Australian and a Polish man sat down with a bottle of wine, a violin, a guitar and some lyrics... and The Aroostercrats were born.
The Aroostercrats began playing on street corners and bridges in the city of Romeo and Juliet entertaining passersby with their unique, original blend of folk country music. It may seem strange that an Australian and a Polish man came together in Italy to form a duo reminiscent of a style originally inspired by American and Celtic folk music however it goes down easy like a nicely aged whiskey.
The duo became good friends in 2008, while studying classical violin at the Conservatorio di Music in Verona, and in 2009 branched away from tradition to form The Aroostercrats. Drawing on aspects from Lukasz's Polish background and Mark's Australian lifestyle, they recorded their first CD in 2010, a CD that, according to one review, "breathes the intimate chamber music that one hears in a pub, with a warm atmosphere and holding a freshly poured beer. The poignant themes expertly interpreted by the violin, mark time and character of the songs, leaving the sweet voice to complete the outline of the music together with the guitar and harmonica."
Before "The Aroostercrats", the duo had very different lives. Lukasz began the violin at the age of 8 and gave his first public solo performance at the age of 9 with the orchestra of the Radom School of Music. After his schooling days he then toured all over Poland for 4 years starting in 2001/02 with a Polish reggae band playing guitar as well as the violin. Mark's musical bone started to grow at the age of 4 when he began playing piano and a year later he also began learning the violin. During the following years he added the trumpet and vocal studies to his repertoire and since moving to Italy in 2007 has added the guitar and harmonica.
Starting out on the streets of Verona they have now played throughout Italy including festivals in Ferrara, Grezzana and Lecce. In 2013 they will take their music to Ireland and Poland, record their second CD and in 2014 look to tour America.
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