The occasional collaboration project between two Slovak influential rock musicians, singer (and rhythm guitarist) Pavol Hammel (leader of the band Prúdy) and keyboardist Marián Varga (founder and leader of the highly acclaimed progressive rock band Collegium Musicum) had its roots in late sixties, when Marián Varga, had become a member of Prúdy for around two years.
It was always difficult to discover some facts about this slovak progressive rock band. They have released only one LP called "Gattch" in 1971 a then they split up "because of different visions of their future". The band consisted of four young students playing the classic rock instruments - solo and bass guitars, piano and drums.
Fermáta is a legendary instrumental jazzrock band from Slovakia. It was established in 1973 by lead guitarist, and the only stable member, František Griglák (previous member of Prúdy and Collegium Musicum), together with Tomáš Berka (keyboards), Peter Szapu (drums) and Anton Jaro (bass).
Marián Varga is slovak avant-garde musician and composer. He is best known as the organist of the art rock, progressive rock group Collegium Musicum, bigbeat/folk rock group Prúdy and slovak singer-songwriter Pavol Hammel.
Pavol Hammel (7. 12. 1948) pochádza z muzikantskej rodiny. Už v útlom veku ho k hudbe privádza otec, huslista v SND. Čoskoro sa aj Pavol stáva nádejným huslistom. Vstupuje do Železničiarskeho umeleckého súboru, kde sa stretáva s rovesníkmi Petrom Sallerom (narodený 1945, tiež husle), Vladimírom Kaššayom (narodený 1946, klarinet a akordeón) a Františkom Machatsom (fagot).
The Beatmen was a short-lived Slovak (then part of Czechoslovakia) rock band active between 1964 and 1966. They launched the career of Dežo Ursiny, who was a member of The Beatmen aged 17. The band was a one-off sensation in Czechoslovakia, they released two singles during 1965 before they decided to relocate to West Germany (which meant to illegally leave the communist Czechoslovakia).
Andrej Šeban Slovak guitarist , multi-instrumentalist ,composer and record producer
Biography: *23.06.1962, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 1980-1989 Studied composition with Boris Turza
1982-1986 Studied at Comenius University Bratislava.
Milan Lasica & Július Satinský are a legendary slovak humorists from 1980s. Their humour is full of satire and irony. In the year 1981 they recorded a legendary album Bolo Nas Jedenast with slovak piano player Jaroslav Filip feat.
Karpatské chrbáty is an alternative rock band formed originally in 1982 in Vrbové, Slovakia. Their trademark are creative and witty lyrics sung by charismatic lead singer Branislav Jobus and moving guitar riffs by Miroslav Kusý.
Banket was a Slovak pop band active between 1984–1991. Its lead singer was Richard Müller. Banket were among the pioneers of electronic pop music in Slovakia and Czechoslovakia in the 1980s. In this regard, they can be considered Slovakia's answer to Depeche Mode.