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The band may trace it's beginnings to year 1993, when guitar player Paul Kowacz (ex Crosstown Traffic, General Purpose) and percussionist Radek Hornik along with bass and keyboard player formed a group called Burning Ray, playing for the most part their own instrumental music, paying homily to the classics of hard rock genre. Since beginning of 1995 Mechy is taking over the bass guitar duty and the trio makes their first demo under the new name Red Baron. Later that year they've managed to successfully woo away and bring aboard the front man of Freeway Jam and Black Rain, singer Ian Holecek who stays with the band 'til 2003 (1997 sabbatical notwithstanding). During those years the band not only makes two LPs, their "The First Album" is released in the year of 2000 and "In the Light" sees light of a day in 2003 ( both made in Pilsen's Avik studio), but manages to change their name to its present Red Baron Band as well. During the Pilsen's recording sessions they've brought in some legendary musicians such as Emil Viklicky and Zuzana Michnova and also boosted the arrangements by bringing in a small groups of brass and classical violins and cellos. In July 2003 the band has been rocked by unexpected leaving of Ian Holecek to start his solo career. Their last concert takes place at the 10th National Ralley Festival where they are the main feature of Saturday night's concert. Immediately there after the remaining trio has started their search for a new front-man.
In November that year they manage to record a single "Music Must Change" that's been pitched to the local radio stations. Early next year (April 9th, 2004) the band starts working with a new singer, guitar and harmonica player Mirek Jech so that he is able to master the band's older production along with the new stuff that's been written since.
Since June 2004 RBB is again touring and enjoying increasing popularity among concertgoers. In September that year the band is releasing a reworked maxi-single "Music Must Change." Prague's Radio Beat program called "Beat Hope" picked up a single "Like a Fool" that's playing to an enthusiastic radio listeners who will consequently vote it program's 1 song. (RBB will be making an animated video clip of the song). In December that year band is featured at the sold out Beat Fest at club Roxy where they claim the best band prize.And then the circle of gigs continued along also with finishing of the third album Music Must Change, which was released in 2006. About that time band also released second single Remedy supported with the video. Because of live shows the band decided to expand itself with a new member, Vilem Mykiska, the organist. In The begining of 2007 Mechy left the band and his place was filled with bassguitarist Jiri G. Rubes, who had got just only two days of preparation before his first gig with the band. In summer Vilem Mykiska left the band and other members decided to continue in four piece line up. In autumn the band signed the contract with Progress Production and started recording of a new album. Since beginning of the year 2008 the band has been concentrated for a new concert programme which was also spiced with Paul’s jamsession with British Danny Bryant’s Red Eye Band at the one of their common concerts.
In May of this year such a great keyboard player Mikulas Cimbura joined the band at his first double gig with Prague Selection 2.
Now the five-member and stablized RBB group frequent concerts with the bands like SBB, Blue Effect, or Twin Dragons. At the turn of the year activity of Production Progress is subsiding and the number of planned concerts near zero. Nevertheless, it continues in recording the fourth album Reflections. Shortly after breaking up with Progress Production, announces his departure from the band's singer Mirek Jech. This starts a series of changes, at the end is RBB a very different group than those, who recorded just finishing album Reflections.
During the summer the band finally decided, that is the time to find another bassist and disagrees with Jiri G. Rubes. At the same time be made the rehearsals the singers and even a one women singer who is ultimately selected as the voice of the future. This singer is charismatic Monika Infernalis. In October, Monika with a new temporary bass player Michal Matousek play first concert at club Vagon, where the RBB performs together with Marián Varga. There also will be heard a brand new song Strange Spider. Monika grants to study vocal party in promotional single "Like A Little Child, from which later created RBB the clip. The band is dedicated to mastering the final Reflections album and new concert program. Baptism CD Reflections is enriched with a video projection in January 2010 in Prague club Futurum as guests perform original singers John Holecek and Mirek Jech. The band played some old songs, and new and updated coverage of the interview winds Alternativa TV. In April, the post comes Jarda Hynek bassist who has played Mikulas Cimbura with the band Gaspar Pollak. Currently the group has performed successfully with a program for the album Reflections while preparing new songs.
Monika Infernalis - singer
Paul Kowacz - guitar, singer
Mikulas Cimbura - Hammond organ, clavinet, analog synth, Mellotron
Jarda Hynek - bass guitar
Radek Miner Horník - drums