Biography

MIDI LIDI is a electro-kraut-pop band „Midi Lidi“ formed in 2006 and was built up around the backbone of the group „The Beautiful removal man Gerard & his Sexual Furniture“. Up until 2011, the band members were Petr Marek (vocals, electronics, keyboards), Margaret Lisa (vocals, electronics, keyboards, saxophone), Prokop Holoubek (vocals, drums, keyboards, clarinet, guitar) and three visual artists, Philip Cenek, Magdalena Gross and Jan Sramek, all of whom were responsible for creating the live visuals, album covers, posters and T-shirts. In 2011, Marketa Lisá decided to take a well-earned break, and a new permanent member Tomino Kelar (drums, keyboards, vocals, ex Mountaineers (Mute records) agreed to join in the mayhem, along with visual artists Teresa Ruller aka VJ TEXA and Roman Přikryl.

2007 saw Midi Lidi release their first album „Waiting for the robot“ at the Brno based, X production label. The album was nominated for the Czech 2007 Grammy equivalent „Angel“. With the album’s critical success and nation-wide audience appreciation, the band began to tour extensively. In 2009, the band began work on their second release, as well as music for the film Protector (director: Marek Najbrt). Both albums, „Protector“ (soundtrack, Negative) and „Hastrmans, Tatrmans & Bubáks“ (Xproduction / Malaria) were released within a month of each other in the autumn of 2009. The „Protektor“ soundtrack was awarded the prestigious „Czech Lion“ film award, and „Hastrmans, Tatrmans & Bubáks“ was again nominated for the „Angel“ music award. Having completed their 70-gig „Bubaks“ tour, 2010 saw the band pen music to the theatre performance „Ubu‘s having fun“ (Theatre on the Balustrade), as well as music to the critically acclaimed documentary film „Czech Peace“ (directors: Klusák / Remunda) as well as the 3D movie „Heartbeat“ (directed by Jan Nemec). The band also performed in the film „Marijine“ (directed by Alex and Zelko Sukových). Midi Lidis third release „Operation “Kindigo!” was release in the autumn of 2011 (X production) for which they were nominated for the „Apollo“ music award.

Midi Lidi are known for their vast touring and appetite for live performances, which are well renowned for their immediate energy. Since the founding of the band, Midi Lidi have played hundreds of concerts in the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic as well as Poland, Russia, England, Germany and Croatia. The band has quickly established itself as a must see festival band. All current band members are actively involved and respected in various arts within their own country and abroad. On the rapidly growing creative scene in the Czech Republic, Midi Lidi members are respected individually as filmmakers, actors, theatre artists, promoters, visual artists and graphic designers.

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Discography

Albums:
2011 Operace “Kindigo!”
2009 Hatsrmans, Tatrmans & Bubáks
2007 Čekání na robota

Soundtracks:
2012 Polski film
2011 HeartBeat 3D
2010 Marijine
2010 Český mír
2009 Krajina se zbraní
2009 Protektor
2009 Nejlepší playbacková zpěvačka na světě
2007 Metropolis live

Compilations and misc:
Demo (2006)
Ledy (2008)
Pár psů (2008)
Inbox (audio i video znělka pořadu TV Óčko 2008)
Der Film (znělka festivalu 2009)
Co jsem měl dnes k obědu (píseň pro kompilaci For Semafor 2009)
Na jih (píseň pro kompilaci Brzo na mě přijde řada 2011)
Lékaři bez hranic - Stovka (hudba k TV spotu 2011)
Pete Best (píseň pro kompilaci Mňága a Žďorp: Dáreček 2012)
Lékaři bez hranic - Světlo (Hudba k TV spotu 2012)

Remix:
ImiAFan - Toothpaste (Midi Lidi 199 Remix)
Peoples - Zrádzam (Midi Lidi remix)
Sporto - B&B (Midi Lidi Remix)
I love 69 Popgeju - Adam (Midi Lidi Short Twist)
Sporto - Sideways (Midi Lidi Ranch Remix)
Chumbawamba - El Fusilado (Midi Lidi Remix)
DVA - Valz liepaja (Midi Lidi mix)
Die Alten Maschinen - To be or not (Midi Lidi Remix)
Typ Skrsin - Boty (Midi Lidi “Ale jdem!” NDW remix)
OTK - Kreativita (Midi Lidi Remix)
Richard Gotainer - La Sampa (Midi Lidi Remix)
The Blow - Hey boy (Midi Lidi Remix)
Miwon: Sommersprossen (Midi Lidi Remix)
Midi Lidi: Láska (Midi Lidi Marsh Mix)
Kazety - Smutná (Midi Lidi remix)
Kazety - Depilace_(Midi_Lidi_remix)
Emil Klotzsch - Koenig In Thule (Midi Lidi Remix)
One Piece Puzzle - Paranoja (Midi Lidi Remix)
One Piece Puzzle - Princeza Polucija (Midi Lidi Remix)
Protektor - Kdyz zavru oci (Midi Lidi remix)
Valravn - Kelling (Midi Lidi remix)
Midi Lidi: Strejdo (Midi Lidi Remix)
Prodigy vs. Elan - No Good Kaskader

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www.facebook.com/midi.lidi
www.soundcloud.com/midilidi
www.midilidi.cz
www.unarclub.cz
www.myspace.com/MidiLidi

Edited by konikblbec on 7 Apr 2013, 11:17

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