Even as a little boy, Jan Žampa, the frontman of the Eddie Stoilow band, was interested in music. His father, who played and sang with Miky Volek, Schelinger, and other Czech Big Beat greats, spent evenings teaching him to play guitar. He went to music school, but got expelled for doing everything purely by ear and not by reading notation, which was not allowed. Jan set out on his own at 16 and played his first concert in Malta, where he was attending boarding school between 1991 and 1998. After his return from Malta he was a guest beatboxer in the band Ian Sen, where he immediately took the place of their lead singer, after filling in for her with his excellent voice in flawless English. He never parted company with that band and has been its frontman for over fifteen years.
Pavel’s family is musical to the core; his mum was a great singer, and it seems every member of the family plays some instrument or other. Pavel started out on the piano, but soon moved on to the trumpet and then the guitar which he is now inexorably linked. After a stint in competitive swimming, which he did for many years, he returned to making music in 2008 as a member of the Prague ska-reggae band Unity. He then went on to be the frontman of the melodic pop-rock band Sweeper.
The three-member rock band DOCTOR VICTOR has been together since 2012 and are known for their unmistakable sound and especially the show they put on with their frontman Victor, full of unbridled power. The band is inspired by blues-rock, mostly from the turn of 1960s and 70s. Victor dreamt of starting a band even as a boy, playing his guitar every day and everywhere he possibly could. As a kid, he used to mimick his prime idol – Angus Young, the founder and guitarist of the world-famous group AC/DC.
Mikolas Josef is a composer, producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and director of music videos and grew up in Prague and Znojmo. He now lives mainly in Vienna. He comes from a musical family and has been playing the guitar since he was five. Mikolas graduated from The English College in Prague, and although his study grades were good enough for him to go on to prestigious UK Colleges, he opted not to keep studying, but to get on with his musical career.
Eva was introduced to music by her parents, who are both musicians. From eight years old, she studied opera singing with Sylvie Pivovarčíková and at 14 won two main junior operatic roles, in the Opera ‘Carousel’ at the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre. A year later, she moved to Prague, where she embarked on her studies at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, majoring in Musicals.
Debbi, real name Deborah Kahl, is a singer of German extraction. Aged 10, she moved from Dortmund to Prague. Aged 17, the singer first appeared in the first series of Czecho-Slovak Superstar, where she performed as Debbi Kahlová. She lost in the semi-finals, but had already caught the attention of producer Martin Ledvina and soon began putting together her first album.