Paweł Mąciwoda

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Paweł Mąciwoda
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Mąciwoda in 2014
Background information
Born (1967-02-20) February 20, 1967 (age 50)
Wieliczka, Poland
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, thrash metal, blues, funk rock, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Little Egoists, Dupa, Püdelsi, TSA, Walk Away, Genitorturers, Section 31, Oddział Zamknięty, Funk de Nite, Redkot, LAPd, Virgin Snatch, Scorpions, Stirwater

Paweł Mąciwoda (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpavɛw mɔ̃t͡ɕiˈvɔda]; born on February 20, 1967) is a Polish bass guitarist who joined the Scorpions in 2003, and became an official member on January 10, 2004.

Early career[edit]

Born in Wieliczka, Poland, Mąciwoda began playing bass guitar semi-professionally at the age of 15 with his father's encouragement. His young age on the rock and roll circuit earned him the nickname "Baby", but within a few years Mąciwoda was touring Europe with a jazz fusion band called the Little Egoists, and for overlapping periods of time performed as a member of the avant-garde rock bands Düpą and Püdelsi, both based in Kraków. At about the same time he also released a solo album entitled Radio Wieliczka. His other band credits during his early years included the popular jazz-rock band Walk Away, headed by the world-famous violinist Michał Urbaniak and lead vocalist Urszula Dudziak, with whom he recorded the album Magic Lady.

Current projects[edit]

As of 2011, Paweł has been collaborating with friend and fellow musician Efrem Wilder[1] in the outfit Stirwater. The name Stirwater is derived from the English translation of Paweł's last name "Mąciwoda". The collaboration between musicians ended after a couple of years but they managed to get a single recorded. It was called Water water and it was number two for a couple of weeks on a Polish radio Trójka in the summer of 2012. After that the band broke up but the project Stirwater lives on as Pawel is constantly working on his music, playing and recording with fellow musicians from all over the world like for eg. Florian Hofer from germany or Atma Anur from UK.