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Gianluca's Artist's Corner An interview with THE AROOSTECRATS
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:58:05 PM »

Don't miss the first interview of the new season on Gianluca's Artist's Corner, with a special folk duo Australian/Polish call The Aroostecrats, who present their first album call "Nowhere Train", out by Vaggimal Records

The Big day is :

Thursday October 23 @ 9:00 PM Central Europe Time GMT +1
Thursday October 23 @ 8:00 PM Western Europe time GMT (UK)
Thursday October 23 @ 12:00 PM Pacific Time (Los Angeles)
Friday Ocotber 24 @ 5:00 AM Eastern Australia (Sydney)
Friday October 24 @ 3:00 AM Western Australia (Perth)
Thursday October 23 @ 1:00 PM Western Canada (Calgary)

Noted: this time is variable in case of hours change to solar hours

Arrostecrats are:

Mark Pagnozzi (guitar, voice)
Lukas Kuriat (violin)

Aroostecrats Bio:

An Australian and a Polish man sat down with a bottle of wine, a violin, a guitar and some lyrics… and The Aroostercrats were born.

The Aroostercrats began playing on street corners and bridges in the city of Romeo and Juliet entertaining passers by with their unique, original blend of folk country music.

It may seem strange that an Australian and a Polish man came together in Italy to form a duo reminiscent of a style originally inspired by American and Celtic folk music however it goes down easy like a nicely aged whiskey.

The duo became good friends in 2008, while studying classical violin at the Conservatorio di Musica in Verona, and in 2009 branched away from tradition to form The Aroostercrats.

Drawing on aspects from Lukasz’s Polish background and Mark’s Australian lifestyle, they recorded their first CD in 2010, a CD that, according to one review,

“[...] breathes the intimate chamber music that one hears in a pub, with a warm atmosphere and holding a freshly poured beer. The poignant themes expertly interpreted by the violin, mark time and character of the songs, leaving the sweet voice to complete the outline of the music together with the guitar and harmonica.”

Before “The Aroostercrats”, the duo had very different lives.

Lukasz began the violin at the age of 8 and gave his first public solo performance at the age of 9 with the orchestra of the Radom School of Music. After his schooling days he then toured all over Poland for 4 years starting in 2001/02 with a Polish reggae band playing guitar as well as the violin.

Mark’s musical bone started to grow at the age of 4 when he began playing piano and a year later he also began learning the violin. During the following years he added the trumpet and vocal studies to his repertoire and since moving to Italy in 2007 has added the guitar and harmonica.

Starting out on the streets of Verona they have now played throughout Italy including festivals in Ferrara, Grezzana and Lecce and traveled to Ireland to play on BalconyTV Cork.

2014 has seen the release of their second album “Nowhere Train” and now The Aroostercrats look towards a possible European tour as well as exploring the USA.

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