Artist Summary Genres: Rock Label: non Management: LEEIA HENDERSON / USA MANAGER Artist Bio "GTC", formed in 2005, played their first gig in their hometown of Tczew/Poland originally in trio with Michał, Tomasz and Piotr K.. Piotr M. joined the band right after that event and the guys started to play different rock covers their own, often very surprising way. This helped the members to find a common "language" and after some time the band started to play their own pieces, yet still without lyrics. The band had to change their name, because the previously used one - "Rockaway" - had already been 'occupied'. And so the name "GTC" appeared. It's taken from the license plate of the town of Tczew, in which all the guys were born.
Some two years after the formation, Ewa showed up and the band concentrated on producing and recording their own songs, which resulted in the creation of their first album in December 2008.
"GTC"'s concerts are an explosive mixture of a solid female voice along with energetic rocky drums and guitars, supported by interesting arrangements of the pieces, not only own ones, but also 'covers'.
And the "GTC" are:
Ewa Szwajlik - educated vocalist. Prizewinner of many Festivals and rock music surveys, among others: Opolskie Debiuty 2003, 'Rockowe Ogrodki' Plock 2002, Boleslawiec 2001, 'Ogolnopolski Festiwal Muzyki Niemechanicznej' Lodz 2002, 'Rock Festival' Wegorzewo 1999, Jelenia Gora 1998. In recent years vocalist of the 'Shire' Band (www.myspace.com/shireband) and close co-worker of Katarzyna Geartner.
Michał "Wierzba" Saidowski - a versatile guitar player, singer, composer, and songwriter. Self-educated, he has been active for many years now, playing in different projects with great musicians from his hometown of Tczew as well as from all over Poland. In 2004, finalist of the "Fama Students' Festival" in Swinoujscie with the band "74 Minutes". Prizewinner of the 1st "Tczew Festival of Art" in 2005. Honoured in the 2nd edition of the same festival a year later.
Currently, also playing with
"THE MONKEY FUNKS" (www.myspace.com/monkeyfunks),
"THE BIG SHOW BAND" (www.myspace.com/bigshowband).
He's also a resident of the "Papryka" club in Sopot, PL, where he takes part in a jam session project called "LIVE WEDNESDAYS" (www.myspace.com/zywesrody).
Since June 2009 also cooperates with the Polish funk-rock band BLENDERS
Piotr "Kali" Kalkowski - with many years of experience on stage, he has played with a few bands from his hometown of Tczew, e.g."Bandy" and "The Nashville", with which he has played concerts all over Poland supporting Polish music stars. Inspired by "The Allman Brothers Band", "Lynyrd Skynryd" and "Storyville", always plays his guitar at maximum.
Tomasz "Bocian" Boćkowski - so far he has played his drums for many Polish artists and great musicians, such as: Mietek Blues Band, For Dee, Grand Gangsters, Krystyna Stańko, Sławomir Kornas, Maciej Kortas and Romuald Sławiński. Participant of great Polish Rock festivals in Jarocin (prizewinner) and Węgorzewo (honoured).
Piotr "Stokłosa" Małkiewicz - prizewinner of XXXVI Students' Festival in Kraków. Prizewinner of the 1st "Tczew Festival of Art", honoured in the 2nd edition of the same festival a year later. Experienced bass player, took part in many events with various Polish musicians. He has cooperated with the 3cities theatre companies and has also been a participant of many venues and music workshops all over Poland.
marca 03, 2008
Ewa Szwajlik (vocal) Piotr Kalkowski(guitar) Michał "Wierzba" Saidowski(guitar) Piotr Malkiewicz (bass) Tomasz Bockowski (drums)