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 Izabelin Studio, PolyGram Poland, QL Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Poland, Warner Music Poland, Universal Music Poland, Złoty Melon, Agora SA, Supersam Music, Kayax
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
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[2]
48[3]
1994 Ho!
  • Released: 22 April 1994
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download[5]
  • POL: 3× Platinum[4]
1995 Heledore
  • Released: 9 October 1995
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download[6]
  • POL: Platinum[4]
1997 Karma
1999 Hey
2001 [sic!] 4[9]
2003 Music.Music
  • Released: 17 November 2003
  • Label: Warner Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
1[10]
2005 Echosystem
  • Released: 21 November 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD
2[11]
  • POL: Platinum[4]
2009 Miłość! Uwaga! Ratunku! Pomocy!
  • Released: 26 October 2009
  • Label: QL Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, CD+DVD, digital download[12]
1[13]
  • POL: 2× Platinum[4]
2012 Do rycerzy, do szlachty, doo mieszczan
  • Released: 6 November 2012
  • Label: Supersam Music
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[14]
3[15]
  • POL: Platinum[4]
2016 Błysk
  • Released: 22 April 2016
  • Label: Kayax
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[16]
3[17]
  • POL: Platinum[4]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart position
POL
2012 Re-M.U.R.P.E.D.
  • Released: 1 June 2010
  • Label: QL Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download[18]
11[19]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

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

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart position Certification
POL
1994 Live!
  • Released: 6 December 1994
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: CD, CS
2003 Koncertowy
  • Released: 17 March 2003
  • Label: Warner Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
24[20]
2007 MTV Unplugged
  • Released: 19 November 2007
  • Label: QL Music
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, digital download[21]
1[22]
  • POL: 3× Platinum[4]
2010 Hey – Najmniejszy Koncert Świata
  • Released: 19 November 2010
  • Label: Agora SA
  • Formats: Digital download[23]
2015 Hey w Filharmonii. Szczecin Unplugged
  • Released: 5 June 2015
  • Label: Kayax
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12[24]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Video albums[edit]

Title Video details Certification
Hey – Live '93
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: VHS
Hey – Live '94
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: VHS
Hey Przystanek Woodstock 2004
  • Released: November 20, 2004[25]
  • Label: Złoty Melon
  • Formats: DVD
Hey – Najmniejszy Koncert Świata
  • Released: December 3, 2010[27]
  • Label: Agora SA
  • Formats: DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pagiński, Kuba. "Hey - Biografia" (in Polish). Onet.pl. Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/fire/id512572947
  3. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 09.07.2012 - 15.07.2012". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Bestseller charts and awards — Platinium certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  5. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/ho!/id512573378
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album//id512502849
  7. ^ "Bestseller charts and awards — Gold certification awards". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/sic!/id473546768
  9. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 29.10.2001 - 04.11.2001". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  10. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 19.01.2004 - 25.01.2004". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  11. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 24.07.2006 - 30.07.2006". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/mi-osc!-uwaga!-ratunku!-pomocy!/id608954661
  13. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 09.08.2010 - 15.08.2010". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/do-rycerzy-do-szlachty-doo-mieszczan/id1151216183
  15. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 05.11.2012 - 11.11.2012". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  16. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/b%C5%82ysk/id1094781890
  17. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 22.04.2016 - 28.04.2016". OLiS. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  18. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/re-murped!/id608942755
  19. ^ http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=590&lang=
  20. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 07.04.2003 - 13.04.2003". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/hey-mtv-unplugged/id613238281
  22. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 14.07.2008 - 20.07.2008". OLiS. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  23. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/najmniejszy-koncert-swiata/id665111217
  24. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 01.06.2015 - 07.06.2015". OLiS. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  25. ^ http://muzyka.onet.pl/plyty/katalog/hey-przystanek-woodstock-2004,104676,plyta.html
  26. ^ http://bestsellery.zpav.pl/wyroznienia/zloteplyty/cd/archiwum.php?year=2009#title
  27. ^ http://www.empik.com/najmniejszy-koncert-swiata-hey-hey,p1043262846,muzyka-p

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