Radimova kapela Karel, Smutný Karel: Karel’s evening



Radimova kapela Karel
They emerged from dead bands that no longer play today. They music is influenced by full-flavoured blues and beer, resulting in short, rhythmic, melodic and vocal songs and riffs, complemented by improvised breaks. Sometimes the guitarist manages to play notes that are not contained in the basic octave scale – which we can identify by the fact that he starts to prick up his ears, which confuses the drummer, who then starts to use his brushes to cook soup on his snare drum. In the end, however, their blues sensibilities always help them bring their songs to a successful finish. During performances, it isn’t unusual for members of the audiences, influenced by the fiery music and intoxicated by more than just their blues rhythms, grabs an instrument or anything else that makes noise and joins the band.
Smutný Karel
The band started playing in 1999. Since the beginning, they have focused on live performances at music clubs. Their repertoire consists primarily of their own songs, plus covers of songs from the sixties and seventies, including famous pieces by the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band – performed in their original arrangement and using a similar line-up of instruments. The band’s members enjoy improvisation and experimentation, and so their repertoire also includes other genres such as reggae, rock ’n’ roll, boogie, and blues.

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Festival edition: 2012
Event type: Music


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