The most internationally-famous Czech female performer started her career by winning the Seeking for New Singers competition in 1964. In the following year, she won the Golden Nightingale prize and signed up for Rokoko theatre, where she met Marta Kubišová and Václav Neckář. The three later formed the Golden Kids group. Thanks to her talent, she was appreciated by both Czech and foreign audience. Even abroad she won many significant prizes. She performed in Japan, Canada, Brazil, Australia, vast majority of European countries, and twice in famous New York-based Carnegie Hall. She has recorded over fifty studio albums, appeared in hundreds of TV shows, played in Les Misérables (Fantine), Cats (Grizabella), Bratislava`s production of Hello, Dolly! (top-rated Dolly Levi role), and Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! musicals. She acted in the Šíleně smutná princezna fairy-tale. Her stage performances are usually spiced up with tap-dancing and Helena playing various musical instruments, especially conga. In order to show appreaciation of her work in the pop-music field, she was introduced into the Czech Academy of Popular Music`s Hall of Fame in 2001. In the very same year, Vondráčková won Female Singer of the Year prize. During her over 50-year-long career, she sung over 1,500 songs; many of them becoming No. 1 hits. Let us list at least some: Červená řeka, Páta, To se nikdo nedoví, Oh, baby baby, Stín katedrál, Kam zmizel ten starý song, Dvě malá křídla tu nejsou, Lásko, má, já stůňu, Každá trampota má svou mez, A ty se ptáš, co já, Čas je proti nám, Sladké mámení; in recent years: Dlouhá noc, Tvou vůni cítím dál, Vodopád, Samba, Neuč slunce hřát, Já vítám déšť, Mít rád až k zblánění, Stín po nás dvou, Nemůžu bez tebe žít, and Jablko, Černé Labutě or Já z tebou hlavu ztrácím (from her last studio CD Dávno vím svý).
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Czech pop star, one of the most famous 1960s & `70s singers and two-time winner of the Golden Nightingale prize. He used to be a singer and actor of Semafor and Rokoko theatres. In 1986, he moved abroad, where he already had many fans - whom he started to gain shortly after the beginning of his career. After the Velvet revolution, he paid many visits to his homeland - his concerts were always sold-out. In 1999, the Czech Academy of Popular Music introduced Matuška to its Hall of Fame. Among Waldemar`s No. 1 hits, we find the following songs: Tereza, Sbohem lásko, Do věží, Slavíci z Madridu, A tak dál nosíš po kapsách sny mládí, Co všechno odnes čas, and duets: Láska nebeská, To se nikdo nedoví, Mám malý stan, and many more… His songs will remain appreciated by the audience as well as Waldemar will stay in our hearts.
The singer with an unmistakable voice has started her professional career in 1989. She has performed with several groups until 1997, when she became independent and started her solo career. She immediately started working on her first CD, which piloted the hit “Borůvková“. This song literally pushed her to the front of the Czech charts. In 2000, she became a part of the Country Beat group by Jiří Brabec. At the same time, the second CD with hits like “I can want more...“ and “Come and give me a kiss“ came out. This album has again revived the long-awaited Country Beat´s hit “Nothing much.“ Tracks are still played on Czech radio. Now she has another CD Sedmikrásná, To Be With You... and Hold me in your arms. Sarka is one of the most striking singers of the US country today.
Choreographer, dancer, actor and above all a great tap dancer, that all is Tomáš Slavíček. He has been devoted to tap dancing since childhood and has a number of awards from national and international competitions. He is the world champion in tap dancing and acquired many championship titles in the Czech Republic and Europe. He is a member of the International Dancing Organization and also is an international juror. For several years, he has been working as a teacher and choreographer of one of the world´s most successful tap dancing academies Tap Academy Prague. He has workshops in the US, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. His profession brought him into the world of showbusiness, where he became a new tap dancing partner of Helena Vondráčková. He cooperates on entertainment programs at TV Nova, TV Prima and ČT and as a choreographer he articipates in the program of Radek Brzobohatý Theater or Prague´s La Fabrika.
Charlie Band has been Helena Vondráčková´s band for more than a decade. Its bandmaster Charlie Blažek has been working with Helena Vondrackova for more than a quarter of century, not only in concert venues, but also in the production and recording of music albums and DVDs. In the band, they have been recording musicians and vocal sections since the beginning of the 1990s and they are the top band in the Czech Republic. Charlie Band´s permanent members are bass player Vladimir Kliment, keyboardist Vít Pospíšil, ensembles Zuzana Ďurdinová and Lenka Kopecká, drummer Camilo Caller and guitarist, arranger, composer and bandmaster Charlie Blažek.
For more information please visit www.charlieband.cz
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