Tomas Kocko & ORCHESTR

Tomas Kocko & ORCHESTR

 Frýdek-Místek, Moravskoslezský Kraj, CZE
BandWorldFolk

World/metal/traditional/pagan stream of never ending energy and stories.

Great, juicy accoustic music coming from amazing region in the heart of Europe. You can feel pagan energy, folk traditions, virtuous instrumentation, deep thoughts, unforgotable voices and metal sound altogether, performed by Moravian Jethro Tull or Chieftains, how they sometimes call us in reviews.

Biography

Music of Tomas Kocko & ORCHESTR  is full of stories and interesting traditions, but the most important quality is their strong ability to attract people to themselves by strong rhythms, catchy melodies and unexpected harmonies..
Even though they play only acoustic instruments, you can be sure, that rock or metal audience will love them!

Their history started in 1999 with their album Horni chlapci and since then, they released with Indies Records nine more albums - and they still find more and more musical surprises. 

Tomas Kocko and his group belong to the top of the middle-east European world music scene.

They have won twice a local version of Grammy - award ANDEL (2006 and 2012)

Their CD POPLOR also was for two months in TOP 20 of European World Music Charts! 

Their music is played on acoustic instruments - guitars, violin, cimbalom and recorders as well as percussions and traditional folk instruments. It sounds straight and it has expressive strains and rhythmical background with elements of rock, metal, folk music and jazz. 

They appear in the significant festivals of the Czech republic and world festivals like were European Broadcasting Union Folk Festival in Cork (IR), Rock for People (CZ), Nowa tradycja (PL), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), United Islands of Prague (CZ), Le village europen des nouvelles musiques traditionnelles (FR), Ethnosfera (PL), Viljandi Folk Festival (Estonia), 14th Heritage World Music Festival, Szolnok (Hungary), Halkaer (Denmark), Harvest (Russia) and elsewhere they find a friendly audience. 


Band members and instumentation:

Tomas Kocko - lead vocal, guitars, mandoline

Helena Vyvozilova - recorders, flute, kvinton, dulcimer, vocal

Libuse Cerna - violin, vocal, viola

Kamil Tomanek - doublebass, vocal

Pavel Plch - percussions

Stanislav Pliska - drums


Links to videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i4gJwmOyeqU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xsUQjl2gKFg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KtpytVnHr8o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J1IDjTV9weA


Live videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xHEd8A6ljso

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vzf7Q3eaTRA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xT25CVFefpo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sEoCGLALiP0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=svawvpRRKXY

Discography

HORNI CHLAPCI / BOYS OF THE UPPER REGION (Indies rec. 1999)

DO KAMENE TESANE ANEB ONDRAS / CUTTING TO THE STONE (Indies rec. 2000)

HODOVNICE / Hodovnice (Indies rec. 2001)

SADNE ZRNO / PLANTATION SEED (TKA, 2002)

DO TANCA / LETS DANCE! (Indies rec. 2003)

ONDRASZEK - PAN LYSEJ GRY / ONDRASH - LORD OF THE LYSA HILL (Solis Art 2006)

POPLOR / POPLOR (Indies rec. 2006)

KOLEDA / The Carol (Indies Scope Records 2009)
Untypical Christmas album inspired by pre-Christian pagan habits. Explore the traditions of Winter Solstice, enjoy our history and understand, why many nowadays habits look like they do. Single from this CD appeared at international sampler Sounds from Globalistan next to song from Gorana Bregovic and the others.

GODULA (Indies Scope Records 2011)
Tribute to mystical mountain from Moravia, and to women energy.

CESTOU NA JIH (Indies Happy Trail 2012)

Andl Award 2012 winner!