VooVoo was formed back in 1986 by the leading Polish rock and
WOJCIECH WAGLEWSKI - lead singer, guitarist and musician who toured
and made studio recordings with the leading jazz artists, spent
6 years abroad (1979 - 85). He tours and records with 'Osjan'
MATEUSZ POSPIESZALSKI - saxophone, flute, clarinet, accordion,
keyboard instruments, vocals. He performed with 'Mannam', 'Tie
Break' and 'Graal' as well as Stanislaw Sojka. At the moment he
is working with 'YeShe'.
PIOTR 'STOPA' ŻYŻYLEWICZ - drums. He played with 'Armia' and 'Israel',
now he Is working with 'Tymoteusz 2TM,2,3'
KARIM MARTUSEWICZ - double bass and bass guitar, joined VooVoo
in 1998. He graduated from Jazz School in Gratz (Austria). He
gave conceits with different groups (mainly funky and jazz) in
Austria, Germany, Italy and Turkey. At Montreux'97 Jazz Festival
he played with Delmar Brown and Dong Wimbish.
Perfect technique and experience gained in various groups helped
to launch a band with a style all of its own, enthusiastically
received both by the critics and the audience. Although the group
does not strive for commercial success, it is slowly becoming
a cult band - their records sell well and their concerts enjoy
immense popularity. Their unique style and creative search for
expression, valued by the critics and the audience, finds its
expression in various forms such as music composed for the film
and theatre, compositions for children and other artists as well
As the group made its debut at the festival in Jarocin and then
performed there every year, many people associate the group with
alternative music. Despite this they have managed to introduce
its elements to philharmonic halls and theatres - they recorded
together with a string quartet and composed music for theatrical
performances. Possibly for this reason Polish TV has already made
two films about Wojciech Waglewski. All the musicians are often
invited to accompany other artists.
The group's latest album 'The Record' has been hailed by the critics
as the best in their career and has been presented to the audiences
in clubs of New York, Chicago, Vienna and all over Poland. The
compositions contain the elements of club music and nu-jazz.
The band is very busy giving, on average, from 8 to 10 concerts
a month, both in small clubs for 200 - 400 people and philharmonic
halls, theatres as well as during open-air events.
Since 1993 the group has been managed by Teatr Scena Ruchu from
Lublin. It was also in 1993 that the group started working with
Jaroslaw Koziara who designed the concert sets and record covers.