Their texts have social and humorous connotation. They established a “full” contact and filled the audience with enthusiasm. This has been proved by successful performances on festivals – WOM festivals: Tanz & Folk Fest in Rudolstadt (Germany), Folk Fiesta (Poland), Druga godba (Slovenia), Musikfest in Bethlehem (USA), Arts Festival Lahore (Pakistan), Folkherbst festival in Plauen (Germany), and other festivals around the world: Fringe festivals in Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, Adelaide, Wellington etc) as well as many other concerts on festivals in Hungary, Austria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Macedonia and also in Slovenia. Their club concerts are also well-known, as for example their performance in the club CBGB in New York. On account of its authentic sound and texts the group has attracted attention of both music experts/critics as well as broad public. Their album “Adijo knapi” (Goodbye miners) has won several awards, e.g.
the Golden bird prize (by the Liberal Academy of Slovenia), the reward of the student radio in Maribor - Maršev gojzar (Marš‘s mountaineering boots) and the local community reward. The albums “Adijo knapi” and “Melodije smoga in premoga” (Tunes of smog and coal) were nominated for “Slovene Grammy “ reward Golden Cock. The album Salamurca and the composition Na Kum (To Kum) have received the Golden Cock. Their album TETovirani 3 includes the composition PERKMANDELJC, for which they have made a video in 3D animation.
The video has been very successful on festivals all over the world. The latest record named ORLEK EXPRESS was released in December 2004. It contains 10 compositions, from very melodic and emotional ballads, to Orlek style convival folk punk polka rock compositions. The first hit of this record is adaptation of Mala Zagorjanka which was remade from pop to folk rock music. On this record there are two instrumental pieces: the first one is Orlek Express and the second one is the rhythmic ska composition Full House. ORLEK ARE: Vlado Poredoš (vocal, guitar) Jure Tori (accordion, keyboards) Bojan Bergant (solo guitar) Matej Fele (guitar) Mitja Tori (bass guitar, double bass) Sašo Marn (drums) Kristijan Adamlje (saxophones) Ečo Matko (trombone) Janez Tori (trumpet) http://www.orlek.com/ Read more on Last.fm.
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