B-Side Band from Brno launches new single with music video

3 March 2023, 1:00
B-Side Band from Brno launches new single with music video

In the new single Magnum, the big band B-Side Band tackles the hectic pace of everyday life. The clip also features actors Michal Isteník and Jakub Uličník alongside the musicians. The as yet untitled album will be released in autumn this year. The band will start touring in early 2024.

Singer Petr Rybíz Toman opens the new song with the (Czech) lyrics “I can't keep up, I have too much to do and I’m all alone, maybe it’s allowed, so I’d rather write than call you,” as well as the theme of the time load of today’s man. Despite all the lack of free time, however, the B-Side Band bandmates meet in the sauna, for a beer, or to roast a few sausages. And not only in the clip, but also in reality.

“The text is, with great exaggeration, the story of us men, fathers and husbands, who naturally tend to hide somewhere and then mask our absence at home with our workload and so on. In a way, the song is also a thank you to our tolerant women for playing these transparent games with us all the time,” explains the author of the music and lyrics, B-Side Band bassist Tomáš Vunderle Koudelka. The composition was created in the Reset Studio and Recording Studio of the Divadlo na Orlí Theatre in Brno under the musical direction of Roman Kašník, Jaroslav Zouhar and musical supervision of producer and bandleader Josef Buchta. With the first single called Snow (Sníh), which was vocally taken over by guitarist Jiří Kalousek, the B-Side Band started its new era. Gradually, the upcoming original songs will feature some of the eighteen-member big band as lyricists or lead singers. The new album will be released this autumn. In early 2024, the big band will start its tour.

Petr Rybíz Toman/ photo group archive



No comment added yet..

For the twenty-eighth year running, the Concentus Moraviae International Music Festival presents dramaturgically varied and interpretively refined evenings set not only in concert halls, but also in courtyards and chateau salons, castle halls, basilicas, churches and synagogues. The theme of this year’s 28th edition is Between Kroměříž and Vienna. Vienna, the cultural centre of Europe, served as the seat of the Habsburg emperors, while Kroměříž was the home of the archbishops of Olomouc. The dramaturgy of this year’s edition was prepared by a trio of respected experts: the Dean of the JAMU Faculty of Music, harpsichordist, organist and musicologist Barbara Maria Willi; historian, musicologist and choirmaster Vladimír Maňas; and Otto Biba, Austrian musicologist and long-time director of the Vienna Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde archive.  more

The celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Brno’s Besední dům, which take place within its premises and elsewhere, have an interesting and distinguished dramaturgy that manages to transport the audience to the early days of this concert venue. Two concerts took place on 4 and 5 May and were entitled “Janáček” and “Horňácká muzika”. I took part in the first one; it was a truly momentous experience prepared by the Brno Philharmonic and Petr Mička’s Horňácká muzika. Friday’s repeat of the concert was broadcast by Czech Television. Both nights were sold out and standing tickets were even added to the sale.  more

The Brno Philharmonic’s headquarters and one of Brno’s most important historical and cultural landmarks – the Besední dům – celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Exactly on 3 April 1873, when the auditorium (great hall) of the building designed by architect Theophil von Hansen, author of the famous Musikverein in Vienna, was ceremonially opened, this magnificent building became the centre of Brno’s culture and its distinctive artistic life. A century and a half later – on Monday 1 May 2023 – an afternoon gathering and a subsequent concert entitled When Smetana First Played in Brno. . . will launch a series of concerts that pay tribute to unique milestones in the city’s cultural history.  more

Singer-songwriter Martina Trchová, winner of the Anděl award for her album Holobyt, recently disbanded her band and now performs mainly as a soloist. She is slowly working on a new album and is also focusing on visual arts. Her new book Babi, will soon be published, and she’ll also be holding another festival in the Obřany district of Brno.  more

I talked to Barbara Maria Willi, the dean of the Faculty of Music at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, dramaturge, teacher, populariser of classical music, harpsichordist, organist and specialist on the hammered dulcimer, about the 20th anniversary edition of the music series Barbara Maria Willi presents..., as well as about historically informed interpretation and further plans. The fact that she was actively teaching a foreign student just before our talk is the best indication of how busy her schedule is.  more