Takie Jest C'est la Vie
The history of Starzy Singers is as simple as the history of... The band was conceived in Warsaw of the early 1990s, initially as a pathological outburst of two deeply troubled men: Seszel (a thoroughly educated bass player with a velvet voice) and Bartek Magneto (a versatile musician with a peculiar take on reality). Soon they were joined by Dziamdzia, a very picky guitarist known for his impeccable articulatory skills. After Macio came into the picture, a drummer who broke a strictly limited number of sticks and mallets, the band jumped head first into the Warsaw music scene, giving life to the old slogan First We Take Our Cellar, Then We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin, And Then The Whole World. In 1996, having played countless giggs across Poland, all of them in the capital city of Warsaw, Starzy Singers recorded the music for their debut album Obreola, released the following year by Studio Zlota Skala (the humble and permamently short-budgetted Golden Rock Records). The next album (entitled Rock-a-Bubu) was recorded in 1998 and released in 1999. It met with an unprecedented reaction of awe and distress, both among listeners and the media. The band became hugely popular very very famous and universally admired. In the meantime, a singer slash dancer Mania joined. Starzy Singers assumed a slightly more intensive concert schedule, which resulted in their participation in a few interesting festivals, and a tour of Germany and Amsterdam. In 2000, they teamed up with Patyczak of Brudne Dzieci Sida (Sid\'s Dirty Kids) to give birth to a hybrid known under the name Starzy Sida (Sid\'s Parents). The fruit of that collaboration was a number of giggs and a record released in 2001. In the summer of 2003, Starzy Singers went into the studio again to record their third album. However, after having finished it, they decided not to play anymore (for various reasons, none of them worth mentioning). The record was submitted to mastering and mixing experts for mastering and mixing procedures, which the experts conducted without unnecessary haste, and in April of 2005 the album was released by the newly conceived label Lado ABC. It's name Takie jest c\'est la vie, which is Polish for That\'s The Way C\'est La Vie Goes. Having rested their minds and fingers a little, the band realised that lack of noise is in no way comforting, and they decided to start playing again (for various reasons, none of them worth mentioning) in the original quartet line-up. Their most recent achievement was recording a song with the renowned singer and poet, Marcin Swietlicki, to the lyrics of Wladyslaw Broniewski, the war-time and post-war-time poet. The song appeared on the Tribute to Broniewski album released by the Raster gallery. And no one has heard from them since... Gettin\' jiggy with it? Most certainly.