Wednesday, 22 April 2015

About Acoustic Tour

Hey All!
I wanted to write a short report from the Trinec show (my first on this tour and my first for several looong months) but after reading some totally different opinions about the new versions of some songs I decided to take my opportunity to join in that discussion.

First thing is that all Ewa's fans who have never been on an " acoustic style" tour, is that those shows are some of the best prepared in Ewa's career. Most of you can ask what about eg. "Bliz ke hvezdam" - Ewa's first tour... well it's similar but not the same. Everyone is still talking about when Farna became "adult" etc. I think that those are empty words.. like so what she turned 18 and even 21?  Age is just a number! (wait until your 50 Paulina....ed) But this Trinec show convinced me. She is now much more mature and we saw this not only in the professional organisation, her confidence on stage, but mostly in the emotions she showed us on stage. I don't want to write here about her most emotive song "Przepraszam"/"Sorry" because I know for most fans and for Ewa of course it is a difficult one and to be honest I'm not sure if it should be performed on tour?

The emotions I want to talk about are less obvious. I mean, Ewa totally cares about the band, about what's happening on stage and ... in the audience! I got the impression that she is more aware now of everything around her and at the same time gave everything to the songs and is just having fun. Only a more mature performer can balance all those different aspects perfectly.

Another thing about the new arrangements. They are really impressive! I know that some people (even one of EFUK members!:)) have different opinions. I have always liked some acoustic-jazzy variations and it is really nice to hear how Ewa and the band have fun playing old songs and at the same time enjoying the music and improvising? Um and one more thing - new guitarist Lukas Chromek is amazing, good that he had few solos ;)

To finish... if it's impossible for you to be at any of shows from current tour at least please check CD/DVD "G2 acoustic stage" recorded for Czech TV Ocko and try to understand and feel the new arrangements ;)

Pics from Trinec here - Ewa Farna's Gallery
Most of songs from Trinec here - MagdaaTV


Saturday, 18 April 2015

And Another One Bites The Dust...

Well, it's a bit of a sad sign of the times, as more and more music stations on Satellite (and all platforms) seem to be dropping like flies! I discovered Ewa via a music station via the 'Hotbird' satellite, it would seem as if channels on this Satellite are going from Satellite and moving, and taking more of an online presence (much like Virgin TV have done previously), etc. It's not the first lot to go, and it's certainly not going to be the last, but it's another one gone, another one bitten the dust. Having a dedicated Satellite system simply to find music is becoming that much more pointless month by month.

It's becoming harder in the UK to find good/decent music, and harder still for the artists to be discovered/promoted. Yes, online is the way it is going, yes, it's also cheaper...but online it's harder to find anything as their is SO much stuff out there of varying quality - this is why EFUK is so important - it's helping other likeminded people from the UK engage with good music again and with other fans, while also giving a place to find Ewa stuff.

As more and more TV music stations fall, it's more important for the music sites to be there to fill a gap, some how. While there are still some on there, the one I found Ewa on has gone, and that's sad - I think the TV/Music companies have this wrong. What will they do when YouTube and whatever online services have had their day? How are artists to get their song out-there to new fans? I discovered about 80% of my favourite music/artists via TV stations and I know I'm not the only one. As artists like Ewa move to genres less favoured by the pop market, they need all the promotion they can get - this move by TV stations is another reason why artists aren't selling records, tickets or getting their music heard and thus record labels give up when it all fails. I dread this happening. I'm certainly not giving in, actually it drives me on to do more as people need to hear good music again - the UK is flooded with junk music/ TV music stations.

Ewa & artists like her need their message spreading further across the world -  that they write and produce good music (there isn't enough of it around these days!)

So, I end this blog post with the first song I ever heard of Ewa's La La Laj -

If anyone ever discovers a new outlet/channel for good, Polish, Czech (or anywhere non-english speaking actually) music, let us know and we'll get the word out.


Thursday, 9 April 2015


The final cover art for Ewa's new CD/DVD Live acoustic album has been released for the Czech/Slovak market.
Release date is planned for sometime later in April.
Pre orders are available from the usual Czech and Slovak retailers.