Red Baron Band

Red Baron Band

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Red Baron Band - Czech hard rock group. They serve up to their audience various and delicious cocktail: cross-refer to melody of Beatles mixed up with blues-rock load of Led Zepelin and improvisation in the style of Deep Purple interlarded by funk, jazz rock or folk rock.

Biography

The band may trace it's beginnings to year 1993, when guitar player Paul Kowacz (ex Crosstown Traffic, General Purpose) and percussionist Radek Hornik along with bass and keyboard player formed a group called Burning Ray, playing for the most part their own instrumental music, paying homily to the classics of hard rock genre. Since beginning of 1995 Mechy is taking over the bass guitar duty and the trio makes their first demo under the new name Red Baron. Later that year they've managed to successfully woo away and bring aboard the front man of Freeway Jam and Black Rain, singer Ian Holecek who stays with the band 'til 2003 (1997 sabbatical notwithstanding). During those years the band not only makes two LPs, their "The First Album" is released in the year of 2000 and "In the Light" sees light of a day in 2003 ( both made in Pilsen's Avik studio), but manages to change their name to its present Red Baron Band as well. During the Pilsen's recording sessions they've brought in some legendary musicians such as Emil Viklicky and Zuzana Michnova and also boosted the arrangements by bringing in a small groups of brass and classical violins and cellos. In July 2003 the band has been rocked by unexpected leaving of Ian Holecek to start his solo career. Their last concert takes place at the 10th National Ralley Festival where they are the main feature of Saturday night's concert. Immediately there after the remaining trio has started their search for a new front-man. In November that year they manage to record a single "Music Must Change" that's been pitched to the local radio stations. Early next year (April 9th, 2004) the band starts working with a new singer, guitar and harmonica player Mirek Jech so that he is able to master the band's older production along with the new stuff that's been written since. Since June 2004 RBB is again touring and enjoying increasing popularity among concertgoers. In September that year the band is releasing a reworked maxi-single "Music Must Change." Prague's Radio Beat program called "Beat Hope" picked up a single "Like a Fool" that's playing to an enthusiastic radio listeners who will consequently vote it program's 1 song. (RBB will be making an animated video clip of the song). In December that year band is featured at the sold out Beat Fest at club Roxy where they claim the best band prize. 2005 is spent by touring and perfecting of their third album - the final version of "Music Must Change." Among the various musical collaborators they've introduced vibraphone player Radek Krampl, fiddle player Honza Moc and brass players (Linhart, Dolezal, Kalfus and Jiskra). They are just finishing the CD's cover. In 2006 RBB has made a video clip "Remedy" which is a part of their next CD and that has premiered on TV station "Ocko". Band has seized this opportunity to introduce to their audiences the new member of the group, keyboardist Vilem Mikyska. Later in April, they've released the second single from the coming album "Remedy." site maintained by the band and admin

Lyrics

Burning ray

Written By: music: Kowacz, Jech lyric: Jech

Hear the rushing undercurrent
Way the heavy money flows
Trapping every man and woman
in it's deadly undertows

From beginin' of a human
it has been a shaman's way
every man and every woman
danced around the burning ray.

What the people got on rhythm?
Maybe sounds like beating heart.
Like a notion that's well hidden
never let you stay apart?

From beginin' of a human
it has been a shaman's way
every man and every woman
danced around the burning ray.

Ref: It's something deep
inside our minds,
the madness
around the burning ray.

For all ages
inside our minds,
like in the past
it's always burning ray.

The beam of light,
shining through us.
That makes us fight
in a name of burning ray.

Here Comes The Night

Written By: Kovac / Kovac

Here Comes The Night My Friend
The Crazy Night After Crazy Day
Here Comes The Night My Friend
The Sun Is swimmin' In Red Light Rain

Here Comes The Night My Friend
Let Us Put Our Music Into Your Brain
Here Comes The Night My Friend
Let The Stars Run Wild Down The Silver Way

Here Comes The Night My Friend
Dancing, Shakin´ And Squirmin´ Like A Black Snake
Here Comes The Night My Friend
From This Moment Till The Very End

I'm gonna be your star

Written By: Kovac / Kovac

Now - i´m gonna be your star
and change your life , that´s me.
Now - I´m gonna be your star
just with my guitar, that´s me.
Every day you will see my face.
Now - i´M gonna be your star
still hear your scream, that´s true.

I Know - you are hypnotized
when you hear the sound like this
I know - if you look up the sky
you can see the star , that´s me
Every day you will see my face
Now - i´m gonna be your star
you will be hypnotized, that´s me

My place is in the sky
My fame is that high
all i need is you
all i need is you

Now - i´m gonna be your star
and change your life , that´s me.
Now - I´m gonna be your star
just with my guitar, that´s me.
Every day you will see my face.
Now - i´m gonna be your star
still hear your scream, that´s true.

My place is in the sky
My fame is that high
all i need is you
all i need is you

Zero For Ever

Written By: Kovac / Kovac

If You Have A Rich Uncle On Your Side
You think you've got it made
But You Are Still A Would Be Musician
You Still Believe All The People
Who slap you on your back
You can steal others' melodies
You´re a Would-be....

You Can Still Sing Like A Monkey
That´s Your Line - You´re A Would-be Musician
You Still Believe All The People
Who slap you on your back
You Want To Become A Shinning Star
But You´ll Be A Zero For Ever

Music Must Change

Written By: Kovac / Kovac

Do you still hear those songs
On the sucking radio?
Can´t you see on the TV screen
It´s always the same?

Ref:
I know all they want is money
Let me say this
Yes it´s true
Just easy money
Yes it´s true

You can read in the magazine
About the false fame
And about those disco boys
Who adore it

Ref:
I know all they want is money
Yes it´s true
Music must change
I know that
Music must change

Remedy

Written By: Kovac / Kovac

Why don´t you know what you hide
why don´t you know how strong you are
Why don´t you do just your best
Why don´t you know what you hide

Just push now - all your power
we need remedy

I see lot of bad stuff everywhere I go
so give us remedy and all turn to good
why don´t you know how strong you are
Why don´t you know what you hide

Just push now - all your power
we need remedy

Discography

The First Album (2000)
IN THE LIGHT (2003)
MUSIC MUST CHANGE (single 2004)
REMEDY (single 2006)
Music Must Change (2006)

Set List

1. LIVIN' IN THE LIGHT
2. BURNING RAY
3. I'M JUST A LIAR
4. TRY TO BELIEVE
5. I DON'T BELIEVE YOU
6. REFLECTIONS
7. GAMBLER
8. ZERO FOREVER
9. ROLLER
10. GET OUT
11. BROTHER
12. REMEDY
13. LIVIN' BEHIND THE JAIL'S DOOR
14. BORN TO BE WILD