First steps in music...
Following in the footsteps of my mom I have played the guitar since I was 11 years old.
One day I came home from school, threw my briefcase in the corner, took the old battered guitar and songbook and played into the evening hours. It was like a mania. My passion for music and tramping grew with each passing day.
When I was just 13 years old I enrolled in my first music competition called Brana. It’s a competition for young musicians up to 18 years old, in the genre of folk and country music. I founded with my friend a duo named LuMi (Lucie and Michaela) and we started to pursue music together. Our first competition was very successful. In the national final’s we placed in second, which was for us an incredible achievment. 🙂 We won a lot of awards.
Thanks to my success at music competitions, I was noticed by Frantisek Linharek, a music manager . He reccomended to me an excellent guitar teacher who helped me to improve my music skills.
At the age of seventeen I played at a large number of festivals and competitions. A huge achievment for me was winning of one of the most prestigious awards in the Czech Republic – ‚Interpreter’s Porta‚ with the song ‚Tears In Heaven‘ by Eric Clapton. I was at that time the youngest musician who gained Porta. My star began to rise.
I then gathered more experience playing in bands. My first experience was with the band Rusty Nail. The band played the music of 60’s & 70’s, especially blues and rock. I played with Rusty Nail for 4 years.
With an excellent saxophonist, Jan Vasina, I founded the duo Bossy bez basy. In 2011 we received another prestigious award ‚Author’s Porta‚ due to my original song ‚O folku a blues‘. I played also with another music band, The SB Band.
I tried to gain experience in showbusiness. I passed sucessfully through castings of TV show The Voice of CZ‚ where I gained recognition with the song „Set Fire To The Rain“ by Adele. I became a finalist.
One year later I enrolled in another well-known TV show ‚CZ Got Talent. I progressed as a semifinalist and also joined my friends in the semi final. We performed as a band the song Get Lucky‚ by Daft Punk.
I named the band ‚Paka‚ it means little crazy.
We play world hits in acoustic modification tuned from time to time into Latino mood and we also play our own songs. Our music and smiles are contagious :-). We transcend genres (from present pop hits over famous latino rhythm, to old rock music).
In my spare time I enjoy off road biking, swimming, hiking and I love to laugh.
For me the best way to relax is active recreation.
In the professional sphere I was Hiring Manager (looking for employees for corporations). I graduated Palacky University – Andragogy profiling Personnel Management. As a career counselor, I recommended to myself to be a professional musician. 🙂
Have a lovely day!