At the end of the two schoolmates military service. In gaiters went both jointly and severally, although it is only Leszek was calling for the army. Waldek decided to regularize their relationship to the service at the same time to the common transition to civilian life to take care of seriously playing. Both were behind education in the school of music and actually knew already that their future will be related to music.
Together with two colleagues from the music school Kotokiem Andrew (guitar) and Zenonen Szyłakiem (drums) formed the band, which is named,, 3.50 After Reseller Discount. "Today it is no longer completely sure what the name would relate to. Apparently it cost so much half of bread. Waldek Baranowski cites as a possible title inspired compositions by Krzysztof Sadowski,, 3.50 ".
. , Since the inception of the group, everything went very quickly. Still in the same year won an overview of organized youth teams at the club "Slav". The reason for their success were large musical skills learned at school and definitely a different kind of music.
All teams revolved around the popular trend of the wider pop-soldier's song. "3.50 After Reseller Discount" offered while the music inherent roots in the tradition of the white blues - Eric CIapton & "Cream", "Ten Years After". The first years of business team, quickly renamed "After Blues", a period of storm and stress. To obtain funds for survival paralysis of different classes. Among them were, among others, cleaning the train station.
Attempts were initially held in the basement of the house on Zelechow, where he lived one of them. After rejecting aside coal and potatoes, you can find out there was enough space to work. After some time they managed to enter the student club "Pinocchio" in 1985. To "Trance". At that time there was a reduction in the composition.
Problems with reliable organization of work in a team meant that Leszek attempted to create a drum kit, which will eliminate the need to employ additional people. Constructed a "shearer drum" consisting of drums, cymbals and a system of gears and strings by which the bassist and guitarist can also play the drums upside down. This solution was so unusual that contributed to the notice of the duo on "Rawa Blues" and award the first prize jury. In the following years "After Blues" was at the forefront of not only blues performers. They have performed at various festivals and competitions, including Folk Blues and Blues Top Meeting in Sopot, where he met Tadeusz Nalepa.
For the next meeting of the "godfather of Polish blues" occurred in 1991. This time it was the beginning of lasting nearly two years of cooperation. "After Blues" became an accompanying band sticking. Together they have traveled the length and breadth of Poland.
The official documentation of this period was the cassette "Tadeusz Nalepa promotion After Blues" released by SONiDD studio operating at the legendary Radio Academic West. After several years of playing traditional duet or with the participation of guests (including Wojtek Waglewski, Irek Dudek, John "Kyks" Eggs) in the history of the group there was another turning point. In 1994 he joined forces with Mira Kubasińska team, a former partner in life Nalepa and singer "Blackout" and "Escape". Ms. Mira developed anew, using the "After Blues", his old repertoire and performed together in concert studio LP Szczecin.
Since then performed together close to 11 years (until his death in 2005, Mira.) For the benefit of blues fans across the country. A kind of reminder of this period is the song "See how beautifully", which reached the 5th place hit parade "Troika", took 13th place in the summary and the decade of the twentieth century, and in 2008 in the category of "blues" won the Polish Music Lovers (LP "Three" ). In sierpniui 2012. Appeared on the "Pearl of the chart lists the Troika". In 2008,.
The band received nominations: "Frederica" and "Superjedynki", and in 2013 the prize Marshal of the West "Pro Arte" for "huge contribution to the Polish blues music, for many years of creative activity, in gratitude for the development of musical culture in Poland and the promotion of the West Pomeranian region in the country and beyond its borders. " For 25 years "After Blues" has its headquarters in DK "Slav" in Szczecin. He has 13 publications copyright and participated in many other projects in 2011. Band teamed up with a young, talented singer - Agnieszka Twardowska, which is sometimes a guest at the concerts "After Blues" and performs songs mainly from the repertoire of Mira Kubasińska. Official Website: After Blues Read more on Last.fm.
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