The Band

Smash the Crash.

It can be assumed that the band „formally” started with the name Smash the Crash in March 2017, although the “correspondence work” began in January 2017. It all started with a solo project and album „Soundscapes” by Rafał Szewczyk in November 2016 – this material appeared after a very long pause in Rafał’s musical life and most probably in the right time to interest other musicians to join this musical journey…
We want to make a more complex kind of music which satisfies our needs and expectations – this is the basic motto of the band. You can expect a very diverse jazz – rock, mainly instrumental music, simple and complex compositions and arrangements, and in the case of recordings the presence of our illustrious musical friends. Come inside… Smash it!


Marcin Błasiak – bass

Along with the quartet Mainstreet Quartet won the Grand Prix of the international Krokus Jazz festival and the grand prix of the international Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa festival. He cooperated among the others with Zbigniew Namysłowski, Cezary Konrad, Leszek Możdżer, Leszek Cichoński and Blue Cafe.

 

 

 


Michał Karkusiński – keys

Graduated from the State High School of Music in the piano and accordion section. Teacher in tha area of music, art and history. More than 400 shows in Poland and concerts abroad (France, Germany, Netherlands). TV and radio shows: Muniek Staszczyk & Kosmowski – concert at PR3 Polish Radio & TV, The Gospel Time – Got Talent, Must be the Music, Freeks – concert studio Radio BLEU (France). Sound designer, originator and producer of the Rocking Festival in Łódź Culture House (since 2014) and rock scene in ŁDK (since 2014 about 70 concerts of more than 200 bands.

 

 


Łukasz Moszczyński – drums

Self-thought man. In his 25-years of music experience, he has collaborated with bands such as Borderland, G.O.L.E.M., Blue Cafe, Simon P Band, NTK, Trabanda, Steve Nash and Turntable Orchestra, Leszek Cichoński. He played thousands of concerts on Polish and foreign stages. He can not imagine life without music 🙂

 

 

 


Rafał Szewczyk – guitars

In the years 1998 – 2004, he actively participated as a session musician and led the band G.O.L.E.M. which become more or less successful on the local and national music scene. After completing the band’s activities in 2005, he focused (and continues to do) the scientific work, which does not change the fact that he never completely stopped playing music… that is why after many years of break he released all by his own an album „Soundscapes”. That’s it – if someone has ever started playing, he is already infected with the virus for the rest of the life. “As with any chronic diseases there are concealed and remission periods” – as he says – “in my case, now we can talk about remission ;)”.