Asonance

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Asonance is a Czech band established in 1976

Asonance
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Background information
Origin Prague, Czech Republic
Genres Celtic songs
Years active 1976–present
Members Luboš Pick - Frontman, guitar
Hana Horká - Vocalist
Blanka Lašťovičková - Vocalist
Denisa Vondráčková - Keyboard
Jan Ráb - Violin
Mirko Rokyta - Keyboard
Roman Slaboch - Vocalist
Petr Bohuslav - Vocalist
David Růžička - Drums
Jan Lašťovička - Irish pipes
Klára Lašťovičková - Whistle, vocalist
Anna Rábová - Flute

Biography[edit]

Asonance was founded on Jan Neruda's grammar school in late 1976. Former members of the group were Jan and Pavel Lašťovička, Milan Štěrba and František Korecký. They started with folk and country songs.

1977 Eva Fibingerová-Schneiderová and Denisa Vondráčková joined band as vocalists, Denisa as a guitarist also. Eva Fibingerová-Schneiderová left band early in the 1978.

1978 Blanka Štejfová (later Lašťovičková) came as a replacement for Eva Fibingerová-Schneiderová. In the final competition "Písně dlouhejch cest 1978/79" band won second place.

1980-1985 In 1980 Petr Vacek reinforced vocalists part, but in 1984 his performing ends due to emigration to the USA. In 1985 Roman Slaboch replaced him. In 1990 Petr Vacek returned from exile and re-joined band.

Shortly performs Renata Bělorová, Yveta Kasalická, Veronika Glyknerová, Alena Charvátová and Vendula Hugová with her husband Jan Hugo. In 1982 Jan Ráb joined the band and moved its songs closer to Irish melodies with his violin.

1985-1990 Second violinist Jiří Nohel joined the band. Double violin became characteristic.In 1985 Marta Fiklíková (later Nollová) came with her wife. Band added contrabass, bass-guitar and keyboards. A big event that cannot be omitted is arrival of later frontman Luboš Pick.In 1989 joined Asonance also Mirko Rokyta, excellent keyboard player.

1990 - 2013 Asonance has a new singer Petr Bohuslav, new drumm player Aleš ZImolka, who died in 2012 in the car crash and was replaced by David Růžička, a new whistle player and Vocalist - Klára Lašťovičková, whistler players Anna Rábová and Anežka Kufová.

Band members[edit]

  • Jan Lašťovička - (1976–present)
  • František Korecký - (1976, 1979–1994)
  • Milan Štěrba - (1976–1990, 1993–2002)
  • Pavel Lašťovička - (1976–1986)
  • Denisa Vondráčková - (1977–present)
  • Eva Schneiderová - (1977–1980)
  • Blanka Lašťovičková - (1978–present)
  • Renata Bělorová - (1981)
  • Petr Vacek - (1980–1984, 1993–1999)
  • Yveta Kasalická - (1983–1984)
  • Jan Hugo - (1983–1985)
  • Vendula Hugová - (1984–1985)
  • Veronika Glyknerová - (1985)
  • Jan Ráb - (1982–present)
  • Jiří Nohel - (1986–1990)
  • Alena Chvátalová - (1985–1986)
  • Marta Nollová - (1986–2005)
  • Roman Slaboch - (1984–present)
  • Hanka Horká - (1985–present)
  • Luboš Pick - (1987–present)
  • Mirko Rokyta - (1989–present)
  • Bohouš Sýkora - (1997–2006)
  • Petr Bohuslav - (2002–present)
  • Aleš Zimolka - (2004–2012)
  • Klára Lašťovičková - (2005–present)
  • Anna Rábová - (2006–present)
  • David Růžička - (2012-present)

Competitions[edit]

Písně dlouhejch cest 1978/79 - Second place

Discography[edit]

Year Original name International name
1992 Dva havrani The Two Corbies
1994 Duše mé lásky The Lover's Soul
1995 Asonance 1&2 Asonance 1&2
1996 Čarodějnice z Amesbury Susanna Martin
1997 Má pravá láska As I Roved Out
1998 Asonance Live Asonance Live
2000 Alison Gross Alison Gross
2003 Vzdálené ostrovy Na Hu O Ho
2006 Jestřáb Coisich a Ruin
2010 Království Keltů Canan Nan Gaidheal

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