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 electronic.
“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 humour and playfulness and she is fluently changing the piano to play electric piano, synth or guitar. Singing her songs in Czech, she has 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. She has performed at major music festivals including Colours of Ostrava, United Islands of Prague – Club Night or in Banat Festival in Romania. She is a regular performer in Czech clubs and in 2016 she supported Sophie Hunger at Palac Akropolis. She has also played many concerts out of Czech Republic (Open Studio – Melbourne, Kino Šiška – Ljubljana, Kamene priče Jazz apartments – Bale, Buffet Bunker – Pazin, Bombura – Brezno atc.) and has taken part on few very interesting Czech compilations (Bulisovi, 2015; Akt – Kittchen, 2017; Superhrdinky, 2017) and is cooperating with theatre. Bara is also part of the electronic music group FORMA, who composed and play an original score for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Erotikon by Gustav Machaty and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans by F. W. Murnau.
Bara released her new album LUNAVES (Tranzistor) this year and had two sold out release concerts in Prague Studio ALTA. The songs from LUNAVES were on the top of music chart of Czech Radio 1 for more that three months and the album still gets very good reactions either from music experts and from public.
She also became winner of Czech Music Crossroads Professionals Award 2019 and Czech Music Crossroads Audience Award 2019.
Bara will come to PINfestival with Viktor Doricak (drums) and Marcela Kucova (saxophones / flute / voc).