Slovakblues Association officially announces the national competition Slovakian Blues Challenge 2019. The jury selected three finalists from the entered bands: Bluesová svokra, Her Memories and soloist János “Johnny” Hushegyi. The final round of SBC 2019 will take place on 5th of September in Skalica under the supervision of an international jury.
We present the results of the annual poll Slovak Blues Top 2019 organized by the SLOVAKBLUES Association via the site Bluesmusic.sk. This year Slovak Blues Top 2019 attracted a record number of voters, more than three hundred music fans, including the organizers of festivals and concerts, promoters and experts of magazines and radio stations. Congratulations to the winners.
SLOVAK BLUES TOP 2019
The Best CD in 2018
Rene Lacko – Footsteps
The Best Band in 2018
ZVA 12-28 Band
The Best Duo in 2018
Ľuboš Beňa & Bonzo Radványi
The Best Female-Singer in 2018
The Best Male-Singer in 2018
The Best Instrumentalist in 2018
Miro Buzrla (button accordion)
The Best Festival in 2018
Hudba v Meste, Skalica
The Best Club in 2018
International: The Best Act in The Czech Republic in 2018
Petra Börnerová Trio
Another year of the festival named Hudba v Meste 2018 (Music In the City) will be held in November 2018 in Skalica.
The cycle of concerts and festivals under this name was founded back in 2002 by the well-known Slovak bluesman Ľuboš Beňa. For already 17 years, in close cooperation with the city of Skalica, he has been inviting to Skalica outstanding musicians and bands not only from Europe but also from overseas.
The annual Slovakian Blues Challenge 2018, organized by the Slovak Blues Association (president Lubos Bena) was held in Skalica, Slovakia. Three competitors, namely Tony Bigmouth Pearson, Eva Halczyn and Andi Ray Haverda Band took part in the final. The international jury from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland announced Tony Bigmouth Pearson as the winner. The winner was thus nominated to take part in the next year’s European Blues Challenge 2019 held in Azores, Portugal. Congratulations!
The Slovak Blues Project was founded by a well-known Slovak Bluesman, Lubos Bena, back in 2015. This was in close cooperation with Slovak Bluesman, Peter Bonzo Radvanyi. This experimental Project combines various generations of Slovak musicians. You will find that this album offers both traditional and modern schools of American blues, as well as our own original compositions. A melting pot of Blues poured into a blender with fresh ingredients.
Another year of the festival named Hudba v Meste 2017 (Music In the City) will be held in November 2017 in Skalica.
The cycle of concerts and festivals under this name was founded back in 2002 by the well-known Slovak bluesman Ľuboš Beňa. For already 16 years, in close cooperation with the city of Skalica, he has been inviting to Skalica outstanding musicians and bands not only from Europe but also from overseas.
The annual Slovakian Blues Challenge 2017 competition, organized by the Slovak Blues Association, was held in Skalica, Slovakia. Three competitors, and namely Marian Lucky & Band, Blue Zodiac and Kiero Grande, took part in the final. The International jury from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland has appointed the Kiero Grande band as the winner. The band was thus nominated to take part at the next year´s European Blues Challenge 2018 competition in Norway. Congratulations!
During Slovakian Blues Challenge 2017 will be opened in Slovakia the blues exhibition of paintings “Pictures from the trip, Places and People”. Their author is Danuta Matysik.
In September 29, 2016 in Skalica (Slovakia) held Slovakian Blues Challenge 2016. There played three final bands – Andy Ray Haverda Band, Slovak Blues Project and The Butchers. The winner is the Slovak Blues Project.
Foto: Miroslav Minďáš