Kazachstan band

Kazachstan is an art rock band from Ostrava, a city in the Czech Republic. The band was founded in 2001 by lead guitarist and composer Robert Hejduk, followed by singer Alan Grezl and Georges Gersl on drums. Later on, Marcel Foltas joined on bass. Kazachstan often performs concerts with guest violinists Vladislav Georgiev or Dalibor Pys.

In the eastern part of Czech Republic and especially in the Ostrava region, Kazachstan is a well known live performance band. They've performed gigs at well known festivals, such as "Colours of Ostrava", "Jazz in the Town of Frydek-Mistek" and many others.

Ostrava City (300 kilometres east of Prague) and the surrounding region provides a special blue collar flavor in its musicians. Although, surrounded by beautiful mountains with a wealth of folk traditions, the valley has a long history of industrial agglomeration with lots of coal mines and steel mills. These days all major factories are closed but culture of industry and modern hectic life style mixes nicely with love of nature and folk traditions. This contrast plays essential role in Kazachstan's compositions interspersed with spice of 70's art-rock bands like Pink Floyd or Yes.

The Kazachstan song lyrics come from Jaroslav Zila, a Czech minimalist's poet. His texts usually describe the vanishing traditional spirit of ancestors, derived from pictorial mountains to Ostrava's daily grind amidst industrial hell.

 

Kazachstan has released two CDs until the present time: Bojim se bat (2007, "I'm afraid to be afraid") and V hrudi ptak (2011, "Ribcaged bird"). You are free to listen to our audio samples here. If interested, our CDs can be ordered from Kazashop. In case of having any troubles with filling up the Czech order form there you can also Tato emailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty, abyste ji viděli, povolte JavaScript Kazachstan in English.

Kazachstan is also happy to hear from offers to perform gigs abroad. We can do even just with our expenses covered.

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