Blue Café

Blue Café

Blue Cafe was formed in 1998 in Łódź. This eight-pieces bunch of professional musicians, with charismatic female singer plays music that combines pop, acid jazz, soul, funky and hip-hop. The leader of the band is Paweł Rurak-Sokal – multiinstrumenatlist, composer and arranger of the band’s repertoire.

In 2001 Blue Cafe signed their first professional recording contract with Pomaton. The debut album „Fanaberia” was released in 2002 and consisted of 17 songs. It was a smash – not only in Poland. The band was invited to play concerts in Mexico and The US. In 2003 they released the second album „Demi-sec” with guest appearence of Marek Torzewski, Jacek Koman, Rei Ceballo (timbal, conga), Maria Pomianowska (sarangi), Mark Caudle (viola da gamba), Michał Czachowski (sitar), Rubinstein Quartett and original folk singers from Łowicz.

In 2005 vocalist Tatiana Okupnik left the band. As the new singer was hired Dominika Gawęda, a winner of casting with over 400 girls. In 2006 was released the album "Ovosho”, with a hit single „Baby, Baby”. The next album, „Four Season” was released in 2008. The singles "Czas nie będzie czekał" and "Niewiele mam" were number one hits in Poland. The fifth Blue Cafe album „DaDa” is due in March 2011. It is promoted by the single „Buena”.

Blue Cafe are: Paweł Rurak-Sokal (keyboards, guitar), Dominika Gawęda (vocal), Piotr Sławiński (trumpet), Michał Niewiadomski (trombone), Sebastian Kasprowicz (guitar), Marcin Markuszewski (bass) and Łukasz Moszczyński (drums).