Gienek Loska

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Gienek Loska
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Gienek Loska performing in Warsaw
(may 2011)
Background information
Birth name Henadzi Loska
Born (1975-01-08) 8 January 1975 (age 40)
Belaazyorsk, Belarus
Origin Wrocław, Poland
Genres Rock, blues rock, blues
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment Poland
Associated acts Seven B,
Gienek Loska Band

Henadzi Loska (Belarusian: Генадзь Лоска, born 8 January 1975) better known as Gienek Loska is a Polish singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Belaazyorsk in Belarus who rose to fame after winning the first series of X Factor in 2011. Since his arrival to Poland in early 1990s, he has lived in Bialystok, Kraków and from 2004 in Wrocław in Poland.[1]

Loska was the co-founder and longtime member of the blues-rock band Seven B. Currently, he is a leading singer and guitarist of Gienek Loska Band. He's also known to the public due to his repeated performances on streets of bigger Polish cities. In 2009 he was invited to make a record with Alek Mrozek, a known Polish composer.

He took part in several TV talent shows:

Seven B[edit]

In 1990 in Grodno he founded a band called Seven B together with Andrei Makarewicz Makarem. Upon arrival to Poland in 1992, the group toured in Augustów, Białystok and in 1993 came to Kraków where they played together until 2005. They toured usually as a quintet. Together, they recorded three albums Rocktales, Make up your mind, and Acoustic. In 2006, the group disbanded.


Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
Lepiej niż wczoraj
(with Alek Mrożek)
  • Released: October 9, 2009
  • Label: B&J Music
  • Formats: CD
  • Released: November 21, 2011[3]
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[4]
  • POL: 15,000+[5]
  • Released: April 16, 2013[7]
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[8]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.