Michał Wójcik - guitar, voc
Jakub Pałka - drums, voc
Basik / Łukasz Wierzbicki (live) - bass, voc
Arek Szost - sound engineer
ex-members / guest bass players:
Filip Jurczyszyn - bass
Małgorzata Tekiel - bass
Mateusz Samolong - bass
Kuba Tracz - bass
Michał Braszak - bass
Paweł Harańczyk - keys
Mariusz Sitko - bass
Lechu - guitar, keys
Paweł Gajda - bass
Bart - bass
Karolina Czerska - bass
Cinemon was founded in 2005 in Kraków, Poland. They were a traditional power trio (guitar-bass-drums), formed by Michał Wójcik, Karolina Czerska and Kuba Pałka. The ambition was to create something "different and unique". From the very beginning there were lots of energy, freedom, sometimes absurd or avantgarde, and also a more complicated form - lots of rhythm and tonal shifts. Cinemon was, not surprisingly, an outcome of all inspirations of musicians that form it - starting with Led Zeppelin, through Pink Floyd, a Polish band Scianka, Dream Theater (sic!), King Crimson, ending with god knows what.
After a few personal changes (Bart, Lechu) in may 2007 Cinemon, with Mariusz Sitko on bass, started working on recording of the first album. It was subsequently self-released in February 2009.
The self-titled album contains 10 tracks which are the result of a few years' work and development. The music spans from rock'n'roll (Don't You Remember, Little Babe), narcotic avantgarde (Barbiturany, Świńskie Wycie Judasza), a classics' rip-off (Shall I...) or even progessive rock (Nobody Knows). The album was well acclaimed and the band gained a few fans...
Right after the release of the album, Mariusz left the band with Michał Braszak replacing him. Some new songs were made (RSPCP) and later, Paweł Harańczyk joins the band on keyboards. Band goes on like that for some time, but no new songs were officially released and after a year it can't hold up anymore.
Some serious rethinking later, Cinemon reforms to a classic rock'n'roll trio, with no keyboards and Kuba Tracz on the bass.
They return to the roots, coming up with as much new rock'n'roll material as possible. The old songs, too pompous and too complicated are lost on the way as not suitable for the new Cinemon. It's simplier, more energetic and free.
The beginning of 2012 brought the Three Days. It contains 5 songs spontaneously recorded in the rehearsal space (mix/master by Mateusz Kuraczyk from Magazine Studios in Knurow). Simplier music allowed the band to take part in a few contests: Hard Rock Rising (2nd in Krakow), Antyfest (1st prize - support for Metallica), Żywiec Browar Rock (1st prize), KozzAll Festival (the finals), Slot Art Festival (1st prize), Rock In Minsk (1st prize). In 2012 they also started touring Poland on a more regular basis.
2013 brought a new LP - Perfect Ocean - which was released on 11th December. Shortly afterwards, Kuba Tracz left the band.
Cinemon, with various guest bass players, continued to tour Poland, playing over 150 shows in subsequent years. The bass players included Mateusz Samolong, Małgorzata Tekiel, Łukasz Wierzbicki, Basik and Filip Jurczyszyn.
Oficially, Basik joined the band in 2015 to record a new LP entitled Masters of Second-guessing, which was released in October 2016, but couldn't hold up the touring obligations and was replaced live by Łukasz Wierzbicki for the most of the shows.