Asonance

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Asonance is a Czech folk band established in 1976.

Asonance
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Background information
OriginPrague, Czech Republic
Genres
Years active1976–present
MembersLuboš 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

History[edit]

Asonance was founded at Jan Neruda Grammar School in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in late 1976. Former members of the group include Jan and Pavel Lašťovička, Milan Štěrba, and František Korecký. They began by playing folk and country songs.

1977 Eva Fibingerová-Schneiderová and Denisa Vondráčková joined the band as vocalists, and Denisa also played guitar. Eva left the band in 1978.

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

1980-1985 In 1980, Petr Vacek joined the vocal section of the band, but he left in 1984 in order to emigrate to the USA. In 1985, Roman Slaboch replaced him. 1990 saw Vacek returning from abroad and re-joining the band.

Other musicians who joined the band at this time include Renata Bělorová, Yveta Kasalická, Veronika Glyknerová, Alena Charvátová, and Vendula Hugová together with her husband Jan Hugo. In 1982, Jan Ráb joined the band and added Irish melodies with his violin.

1985-1990 Second violinist Jiří Nohel joined the band at this juncture. The twin violins became a trademark of the band.In 1985, Marta Fiklíková (later Nollová) joined together with her wife. The band added a double bass, bass guitar, and keyboards. Significantly for the band, future frontman Luboš Pick joined around this time as well.In 1989, Asonance added Mirko Rokyta on keyboards.

1990 - 2013 Asonance replaced their lead singer with Petr Bohuslav, and drummer Aleš Zimolka also played with the band until his death in 2012 from a car crash. He was replaced by David Růžička. The band also enlisted the whistle player and vocalist Klára Lašťovičková, as well as additional whistle players Anna Rábová and Anežka Kufová.

Band members[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Písně dlouhejch cest 1978/79 - Second place

Discography[edit]

Year Original name International name
1992 Dva havrani The Two Ravens
1994 Duše mé lásky My Lover's Soul
1995 Asonance 1&2 Asonance 1&2
1996 Čarodějnice z Amesbury Susannah 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
2014 Tesař z Nazareta O Nach Eisdeadh

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