Saturday, 17 September 2011

At the Hipster's Ball

Moni was playing with her band on Saturday night, so I turned up with Eddie, Sabina and her cousins to watch their gig at the Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej (Musuem of Modern Art) in the old Emilia furniture store.

Line up, from the old days - Oleńka on guitar, Hubert on drums, Moni singing, and (new) on double bass, Franek. An eclectic mix of music from Tennessee Ernie Ford's Sixteen Tons to Polish hiphop (four of the band's own compositions in the six-song set). Mad Men lounge aesthetic; the black-and-white stage wear a nod to The Commitments. The audience were certainly thrilled... Not quite the game-changing excitement of the early days of punk rock in the UK 1976-77, but for dad, impressive enough to see his daughter and band, tight, together and rocking the crowd (below).

It's been over four years since Moni first played on stage; she's now an accomplished singer (regular singing lessons plus church choir at the Dominicans) and band leader. I hope that despite Moni's imminent move to Łódź Film School, she'll still be able to keep playing music.

This time last year:
Cycling through the spirit of place

This time two years ago:
Invaders or liberators?

This time three years ago:
Adlestrop, en route to Kraków

This time four years ago:
Return to Zamienie

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