Andrzej Piaseczny

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Andrzej Piaseczny
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Andrzej Piaseczny, 2009
Born (1971-01-06) January 6, 1971 (age 47)
Pionki, Poland
Occupation Singer, actor, songwriter
Musical career
Also known as Piasek
Genres Pop
Instruments vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels BMG Poland, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Poland, Sony Music Entertainment Poland
Associated acts Mafia Seweryn Krajewski, Stanisław Sojka
Website piasek.art.pl
Signature
AndrzejPiasecznySignature.jpg

Andrzej Tomasz Piaseczny (born Pionki, 6 January 1971) more commonly known as Piasek, is a Polish singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. Former Mafia singer, Member of the Phonographic Academy of ZPAV;[1] in the years 1997-2010 he performed in the TV series Złotopolscy, where he played the singer Kacper "Górniak" Złotopolski. His solo career began in 1998.In the same year he performed in a duet with Natalia Kukulska, with whom he recorded the song "You Are Near Me", and also released a solo single "I Know My Way", used in the soundtrack to the movie The Magic Sword - Camelot Legend. Piasek represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 with his up-tempo dance song "2 Long". Since 2008, the artist has collaborated with Seweryn Krajewski.

Curriculum vitae[edit]

Childhood and education[edit]

Andrzej Piaseczny was born on 6 January 1971 in Pionki near Radom,[2] he became interested in music in his childhood, performing in the Cavatin school band. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at WSP in Kielce, he studied music education.He has an older brother, a judge and harpist ZHR Krzysztof Piaseczny, and a younger sister Basia.

Music career[edit]

1992-97: Cooperation with the Mafia band and Robert Chojnacki[edit]

In 1992, Piaseczny joined the Mafia band.In the same year he took part in the contest of young talents in Wroclaw and in the concert "Debiutów" at the Festival in Opole.Mafia's debut album of the same title was released on 3 November 1993 by the Kraków-based record company TOP Music,[3] on the album included. interpretation of the song "Wishing Well" from the band's repertoire Free[4] In February 1995, Mafia's second studio album, Gabinety, was released[4] The recordings were promoted by ballad titled " "Noce całe", but a large part of the album was rock songs, the same year saw the debut solo album of saxophonist Robert Chojnacki entitled Sax & Sex, which was recorded with Piaseczny.Composers enjoyed great popularity in Poland „Budzikom śmierć”, „Prawie do nieba” i „Niecierpliwi”. A year later, the album was certified double platinum[5] Also in 1996 saw the release of Sax & Dance, which featured remixed songs from Sax & Sex. That same year, the latest Mafia album recorded with Piaseczny entitled FM[6] One year later, Piaseczny together with the group recorded the single "Wolność jest w nas" promoting the film entitled "Sara" in the film Sara Slesicki.Soon after, he ended his cooperation with the formation.

1998-99: Piasek and Country Songs Festival of the Baltic States[edit]

In early 1998, the singer's debut solo album Piasek was released[7] The publication was promoted among others, the singles "Mocniej" and "Jeszcze bliżej", which were recorded on the charts of the Polish Radio.On the album was also the song "Pogodniej (Złoty środek)" used as the main theme of the music series Złotopolscy.The same year saw the release of "Wciąż bardziej obcy" recorded by Piaseczny with the guest participation of Jan Borysewicz from Lady Pank, as well as two songs performed in collaboration with Natalia Kukulska - "Jesteś blisko mnie" and "Znam drogę swą".Both numbers are on the soundtrack of the animated film Magic Sword - Legend of Camelot.In 1999 the singer took part in Karlshamn's Baltic Songs Festival.During the concert he sang the composition "Jeszcze biżej", thanks to which he won the second prize and the Audience Award.

2000-02: Popers and the Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

February 16, 2000 released his second solo album entitled Popers.Ewa Bem, jazz musician Wojciech Karolak, bassist Vail Johns and saxophonist Eric Marienthal participated in the recording.As part of the promotion at the Polish Theater in Warsaw, Piaseczny played a concert called Piasek and Friends, where guest stars included Jan Borysewicz, Reni Jusis and Anna Przybylska.In May 2001, the singer was chosen internally by Polish Television to represent Poland during the 46th Eurovision Song Contest organized in Copenhagen, he sang the song 2 long. He finished 20th from a field of 23 participating countries, the song received 2 points from Sweden, 3 points from Slovenia, 5 points from Germany and 1 point from Denmark.After the final concert he was awarded the Prize for them. Barbara Dex awarded in the internet poll of the worst dressed participant of the competition.

In 2002 Andrzej Piaseczny in cooperation with, among others. Zbigniew Wodecki, Maryla Rodowicz and Patrycja Markowska recorded the song "Oj Kot" promoting the costume movie Revenge, directed by Andrzej Wajda.

2003-05: Andrzej Piaseczny and Jednym tchem[edit]

On November 10, 2003, his next studio album, Andrzej Piaseczny, was released[8] which was promoted by singles „Szczęście jest blisko”, „Teraz płacz” oraz „Jedna na milion”.The album reached the 13th position of OLiS.One year later, Piaseczny participated in an Olympic fire relay at the Athens Summer Olympics; in September of the same year Krzysztof Krawczyk's single "Przytul me życie" was released in a duet with Piaseczny.

In 2005, Piaseczny took part in the recordings of the album entitled Words containing songs composed for the poems of John Paul II.On September 3 of that year Piaseczny performed at the Festival in Sopot, where he sang the song Z głębi duszy", thanks to which he won the main award of Bursztynowy Słowik.On September 19, his next solo album titled Jednym tchem[9] was released, which at the end of 2006 was platinum status in the country.

In the same year, Robert Chojnacki's next solo album, Saxophonic, was released, featuring Piaseczny; in December of the same year, the singer appeared in the program "Arie z uśmiechem " broadcast on TVP2, where he sang two opera arias: "Dziewczyno Ty moja" and "Usta milczą, dusza śpiewa" together with Katarzyna Cerekwicka. In 2007 he performed at the TOPtrenda Festival in Sopot, and also participated in Seweryn Krajewski's recital entitled "Heaven from My Parties" which took place at the National Festival of Polish Songs in Opole.

2008-09: 15 dni, Spis rzeczy ulubionych[edit]

On April 7, 2008, on the occasion of the fifteen years of Piaseczny's artistic activity, a 15 dni album was released.which featured his most popular songs and two premiere compositions: „Komu potrzebny żal” and the title „15 dni”At the end of March 2009, his next solo album entitled "Spis rzeczy ulubionych" The album, which was composed by Seweryn Krajewski, was promoted with the song "Chodź, przytul, przebacz", which was honored among others in the music program "Hit Generator."On 30 November the same year saw the release of Piaseczny and Krajewski's concert album titled Na przekór nowym czasom - live.

In January 2010, the singer received Telekamera in the Music category, while a month later, the list of favorite items was awarded by the listeners of Radio Wawa with a statuette of "Golden Beak."April 15, 2011 saw the premiere of Piaseczny and Stanislaw Sojka's album, W blasku światła , which featured the music of Sojki and Seweryn Krajewski, illustrating the poems of Karol Wojtyla.

2011-14: To co dobre[edit]

In the autumn of September 3, 2011, along with Katarzyna "Kayah" Rooijens, Anna Dąbrowska and Adam "Nergal" Darski, he became a jury member of The Voice of Poland, which premiered in September of the same year on TVP2.

January 23, 2012 released his seventh solo album titled To co dobre that promoted the singles „To co dobre, to co lepsze” i „Z dwojga ciał”.The album reached the first place of the OLiS list.In the same year the artist took part in the third edition of the Battle of the Voices, which he finally won with his team from Kielce, and also recorded with Severny Krajewski a song entitled Zimowe piosenki, which on the day of its release received platinum status.

In 2014, he performed as a guest in the finals of the 14th Dancing with the Stars. Dancing with the stars and during the XVI edition of Marcin Dancer's Dream program.

From 2015 : Kalejdoskop i The Voice of Poland[edit]

At the end of March 2015, his new album entitled Kalejdoskop, which the singer recorded with the orchestra Metropole Orkest.The album promoted the singles Kalejdoskop szczęścia” and „O sobie samym”.

On March 5, 2016 he performed as a special guest of national eliminations to the 61st Eurovision Song Contest, during the concert he sang songs „Kalejdoskop szczęścia” and „W świetle dnia”,and the hit "Ostatni" from the repertoire of Edyta Bartosiewicz.

n the fall of 2015, 2016 and 2017, he sat on the jury of the entertainment program The Voice of Poland broadcast on TVP2.

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[10][11][12][13][14][15][16]
Piasek
  • Released: January 14, 1998
  • Label: BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Popers
  • Released: January 21, 2000[21]
  • Label: BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Andrzej Piaseczny
  • Released: November 30, 2003[22]
  • Label: BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD
13
Jednym tchem
  • Released: September 19, 2005[23]
  • Label: Sony BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1
15 dni
  • Released: April 4, 2008[26]
  • Label: Sony BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7
Spis rzeczy ulubionych
  • Released: September 30, 2009[27]
  • Label: Sony Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1
  • POL: 2x Platinum[25]
To co dobre
  • Released: January 23, 2012[29]
  • Label: Sony Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1
Kalejdoskop
  • Released: March 24, 2015
  • Labe : Sony Music Poland
2
  • POL: 30,000+
  • POL:Platinum
O mnie, o tobie, o nas
  • Released: October 13, 2017
  • Labe : Sony Music Poland
2
  • POL: 15,000+
POL : Gold
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Collaborative albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[10]
Na przekór nowym czasom - live
with Seweryn Krajewski
  • Released: November 30, 2009[30]
  • Label: Sony Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
  • POL: 2x Platinum[25]
W blasku światła
with Stanisław Sojka
  • Released: April 15, 2011
  • Label: QM Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Zimowe piosenki
with Seweryn Krajewski
  • Released: November 12, 2012[31]
  • Label: Sony Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other albums[edit]

ALBUM Years Sales certifications Comments
MafiaMafia 1993 Member of the band "Mafia"

singer, songwriter

MafiaGabinety 1995 200,000+[32] Member of the band "Mafia"

singer, songwriter

Robert Chojnacki – Sax & Sex 1995 1,500,000[34]
  • Multi platinum[35]
Featuring singing, songwriter
Robert Chojnacki – Sax & Dance 1996 Featuring singing
MafiaFM 1996 300,000+[36] Member of the band,"Mafia"

singer, songwriter

K.A.S.A. – Prezes kuli ziemskiej 1997 Guest singing in the song "Be Here and Now"
Automatik – Cosmoson5 1999 Guest singing in the song "I am"
Krzysztof Krawczyk – To, co w życiu ważne 2004 Guest singing in the song "Hold my life",The author of the worlds to the song "Hold Me A Life"
Andrzej Piaseczny - Kolędy 2005 220,000 Music disc with carols as an addition to newspapers
Robert Chojnacki – Saxophonic 2006 Guest singing in the song "When I'm ...",

"You will be back ..." and "Polish faces"

Grzegorz Turnau – Do zobaczenia 2009 Guest singing in the song "What will happen when hands fall off the lines"
Śniadanie do łóżka (ścieżka dźwiękowa) 2010 singing in the song "Breakfast to bed", the author of words to the song "Breakfast to bed"
Seweryn Krajewski – Jak tam jest 2011 songwriter, singing in the song "smoke"

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Comments
Złotopolscy 1997-2010 as Kacper Złotopolski (Kacper Górniak), directed by: various directors (television series)
Magiczny miecz – Legenda Camelotu 1998 role playing as Garrett (singing songs), directed by: Frederik Du Chau
Gwiazdka w Złotopolicach 1999 Directed by: Radosław Piwowarski
Trzymajmy się planu 2004 as Andrzej, directed by: Marcin Sobociński, Maciej Łęgowski
Niania 2007 as himself, guest star, episode 46. pt. "Kiss Queen", directed by: Jerzy Bogajewicz
Spadkobiercy 2010 as director of the school, featuring episode 34. (128.), directed by: Dariusz Kamys

Prizes and awards[edit]

year Category Prize Uwagi
1996 Best singer Mikrofony Popcornu Prize
Fryderyk
Idol of the year Machin magazine plebiscite
Best singer Playbox '96
Srebrne Otto '96
1998 Dance Music Award
Mikrofony Popcornu
Vocalist of the year Fantastyczność '98
hit of the year
Phonographic debut Fryderyk nominations
Album of the Year - Pop (Piasek)
1999 Best singer Mikrofony Popcornu Prize
Vocalist of the year Fantastyczność '99
2nd prize Baltic Songs Festival
Audience Award
2001 The worst dressed artist Prize name of Barbara Dex
2005 Bursztynowy Słowik Sopot Festival
Friend of the Enchanted Bird Anna Dymna Foundation Award for All Things
Artist of the year Złote Dzioby
Vocalist of the year Fryderyk nominations
2006 Author of the year
2009 Artist of the Year Superjedynki Prize
hit of the year („Chodź, przytul, przebacz”)
Super Performance
2010 Music Telekamera
Best album (Spis rzeczy ulubionych) Złote Dzioby
Best singer Eska Music Awards
Concert TOP(Spis rzeczy ulubionych) TOPtrendy 2010
Author of the year Fryderyk Nominations
Vocalist of the year
Song of the year
2011 Vocalist of the year
Music Wiktory 2011 Prize
2013 Concert TOP ( "To co dobre" i "Zimowe piosenki") TOPtrendy2013
2015 STARBANK for participation in the spot "Talk to me"
Golden Microphone Made in Kielce Microphones Made in Kielce
2016 Super album - Kalejdoskop szczęścia Superjedynki

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Preceded by
Mietek Szcześniak
with "Przytul mnie mocno"
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2001
Succeeded by
Ich Troje
with "Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic"