A song writer, vocalist and lead singer of the band Hey, one of the most distinct and popular personalities of the Polish rock scene. Born in Szczecin on August 30, 1971.
A song writer, vocalist and lead singer of the band Hey, one of the most distinct and popular personalities of the Polish rock scene.
Katarzyna Nosowska's first band was Szklane Pomarańcze / Glass Oranges. She performed with an array of groups mainly of the punk rock genre - Włochaty, Kafel, Vivid. She made guest appearances and recorded background vocals for Pidżama Porno and Alians. While collaborating with a Szczecin based group Dum-Dum she met a guitarist Piotr Banach, with whom she founded Hey in 1992. Hey soon became one of the most popular alternative rock bands in Poland.
In 1996 she began a long-term collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Andrzej Smolik and released her first solo album puk.puk" / "knock.knock. Unlike the rock aesthtic of Hey, Nosowska's solo work was inspired by electronic club music (trip hop, drum'n'bass) as well as experimental. Her record received the Fryderyk Award for the best alternative music album. On her following albums, that offered increasingly complex compositions - Milena (1998) and Sushi (2000) Kazik Staszewski and Robert Brylewski made guest appearances.
The material for her next solo album was created over a course of several years in collaboration with two producers Marcin Macuk (musician in the band Pogodno) and Marcin Bors. UniSexBlues came out in May 2007, presenting a unique mix of styles - reggae, electronica and pop. Stanisław Sojka made a guest appearance on this record.
The last solo project of Nosowska is an album containing new versions of songs with the lyrics by Agnieszka Osiecka. Osiecka", recorded in the fall of 2008, received the Fryderyk Award for the best album in the "poetic song" category.
Apart from her activity with the band Hey, Nosowska collaborated with the bands Voo Voo, Świetliki, Pogodno, Ścianka, Silver Rocket and T Love, she took part in the recording sessions of Yugoton and Czesław Śpiewa. Together with Hey and her solo career she so far has received 21 Fryderyk Awards.
Katarzyna Nosowska, together with Paweł Krawczyk, has composed several songs especially for Shadows (Eurydice Speaks) staged at the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz in 2014 with the participation of Elfriede Jellinek.
- puk.puk., 1996, PolyGram Polska,
- Milena, 1998, PolyGram Polska,
- Sushi, 2000, Universal Music Polska,
- UniSexBlues, 2007, QL Music,
- Osiecka, 2008, QL Music.
Author: Maciej Sienkiewicz, December 2010.