Hey (band)

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Hey
Hey, Rocket Festiwal 2013 04.jpg
Hey during Rocket Festiwal 2013, Warsaw, Poland.
Background information
Origin Szczecin, Poland
Genres Grunge, rock
Years active 1992–present
Labels QL Music
Website Official website
Katarzyna Nosowska (lead voc), 2006
Jacek Chrzanowski during Rocket Festiwal 2013 in Warsaw, Poland.
Marcin Zabrocki during Rocket Festiwal 2013 in Warsaw, Poland.
Marcin Żabiełowicz during Rocket Festiwal 2013 in Warsaw, Poland.

Hey is a Polish rock band founded in Szczecin in 1991[1] by guitarist Piotr Banach and lead singer Kasia Nosowska. It is one of the most popular Polish music acts of the 1990s.[citation needed]

Although Hey sometimes described themselves as the first Polish grunge band, their melodic, guitar-driven rock and eclectic appearance owed more to new wave and heavy metal influences; their first three albums contained songs in both Polish and English. During the band's mid-1990s heyday, they sold out stadiums throughout Poland, and attempted to break into the English-language market with a series of concerts overseas and an English version of their 1995 album ?. When this failed to arouse interest, the band began to write in Polish only, and gradually adopted a harder-edged, more industrial-influenced sound. Overall, the band has sold over 2.2 million album copies.

In addition, Nosowska has also enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. She has released six solo albums that derive more from an electronica style.

Personnel[edit]

Current line-up[edit]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart position Certification
POL
1993 Fire
  • Released: 8 February 1993
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
48[2]
1994 Ho!
  • Released: 22 April 1994
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • POL: 3x Platinum[3]
1995 ?
  • Released: 9 October 1995
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • POL: Platinum[3]
1997 Karma
1999 Hey
2001 [sic!] 4[5]
2003 Music.Music
  • Released: 17 November 2003
  • Label: Warner Music Poland
1[6]
2005 Echosystem
  • Released: 21 November 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG
2[7]
  • POL: Platinum[3]
2009 Miłość! Uwaga! Ratunku! Pomocy!
  • Released: 26 October 2009
  • Label: QL Music
1[8]
  • POL: 2x Platinum[3]
2012 Do rycerzy, do szlachty, doo mieszczan
  • Released: 6 November 2012
  • Label: Supersam Music
3[9]
  • POL: Platinum[3]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details
1995 Heledore
  • Released: 25 May 1995
  • Label: Izabelin Studio

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart position Certification
POL
1994 Live!
  • Released: 6 December 1994
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
2003 Koncertowy
  • Released: 17 March 2003
  • Label: Warner Music Poland
24[10]
2004 Przystanek Woodstock
  • Released: 20 November 2004
  • Label: Złoty Melon
2007 MTV Unplugged
  • Released: 19 November 2007
  • Label: QL Music
1[11]
  • POL: 3x Platinum[3]
2010 Hey – Najmniejszy Koncert Świata
  • Released: 3 December 2010
  • Label: Agora SA
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Other releasess[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pagiński, Kuba. "Hey - Biografia" (in Polish). Onet.pl. Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  2. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 09.07.2012 - 15.07.2012". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Bestseller charts and awards — Platinium certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Bestseller charts and awards — Gold certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  5. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 29.10.2001 - 04.11.2001". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  6. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 19.01.2004 - 25.01.2004". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  7. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 24.07.2006 - 30.07.2006". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  8. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 09.08.2010 - 15.08.2010". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  9. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 05.11.2012 - 11.11.2012". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  10. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 07.04.2003 - 13.04.2003". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  11. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 14.07.2008 - 20.07.2008". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 

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