Bára Zmeková (CZ)

Bára Zmeková is a singer-songwriter and pianist from Prague. Her music is a blend of folk, jazz, and classical spiced with a bit of electronica.

“She immersed in jazz exactly as it should. Accidentally, off the road, honestly. I believe that this girl will leave a trace on the European sky of a new generation of free musicians.” (Tomislav Lovro Pavleka, Kamene priče – jazz apartments).

Fragile and earnest nature of her songs is balanced by humor and playfulness and she swaps piano and synths fluently on stage. Singing her songs mainly in Czech (next to French or English), she has the ability to take her audience for a soul trip even though they don’t understand the lyrics.

.. “a soul trip”.. “dreaming”.. “poetry and tones”.. “beauty”..

In 2013, she won the Czech national songwriting competition 1BAND2PLAY. Her debut album Jeste Kousek (“A bit more”) was recorded at famous Czech studio Jamor and released in the same year. Her name got known with her second album Lunaves (2019) that had great success. She got to the top of Radio 1 and Radio Proglas annual music charts and got nominated for Czech Music Academy Award Andel in two main categories – Discover and Solo interpreter. Not only did she make a great album, but she is also a great performer on stage, which she proved on music showcase Czech Music Crossroads, where she won Czech Music Crossroads Professionals and Audience Awards 2019. Zmekova and her band were chosen to represent the Czech music scene in the international music showcase festival WOMEX 2020. She performs both – solo or with her band.

Zmekova has performed at major music festivals including Colours of Ostrava, United Islands of Prague, MisMas, Colour Meeting, Banat Festival in Romania, etc. She is a regular performer in Czech clubs and she supported Sophie Hunger at Palac Akropolis in 2016. She has also played many concerts out of Czech Republic (Open Studio – Melbourne, Kino Šiška – Ljubljana, Kamene priče Jazz apartments – Bale, Buffet Bunker – Pazin, PIN festival – Skopje, etc.) and has taken part in few very interesting Czech compilations (Bulisovi, 2015; Akt – Kittchen, 2017; Superhrdinky, 2017). She is also cooperating with theatre and is part of the electronic music group Forma, who composed an original score for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Erotikon by Gustav Machaty, and other black and white iconic silent movies.

Contact: Jana Pexová pexovajana7@gmail.com


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