As another year draws to an end …

… we take a look back at what was a great 2014 packed full of gigs, tours and videos!  In the beginning of the year we began work on our very first Music Video with help from the talented Ludovico Chincarini & Alessandro Ambroggi along with the fine acting skills of Andrea Martinelli.  Dusty Roads seemed a good place to start which then led to the release (finally!) of our album “Nowhere Train” on March 31 with the guys over at Vaggimal and recorded at MellowSong Studio.

We were both incredibly pleased with how this album sounded and proud to have our names (not actually on the album haha) associated with it.  After the release of “Nowhere Train” we traveled to Bolzano to take part in BUSK2014 returning to our busking roots!  With that taste of the vagabond air we were eager to get on the road again however 2014 also saw the end of our degrees in classical violin and in June both myself and Lukasz were happy to announce that we had officially become Maestri!  Degrees under our belts, the summer sun above us and no more classes on the horizon we packed up and set off on our first European Road Trip.

By day confined to a car, by night a tent, in 22 days we traveled through Europe playing shows and busking in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic and finishing the tour by performing on the Jack Daniels Stage for the Home Festival in Treviso.  Shortly after returning to Verona we then headed to Switzerland for 3 more shows which included having the chance to open for the American (Virginia based) band Hackensaw Boys which turned out to be an amazing night!

With summer cooling off and winter around the corner we made our way through the pubs of Verona including the Celtic Pub and Osteria Manegheto  (to name them all would need a whole paragraph) performing at festivals such as the memorable Festa dell’Uva in Monzambano along side the talented Phill Reynolds and Amanda Rogers… oh so much wine! We then performed on the second edition of Sofar Sounds Verona, a 30 minute secret acoustic show which resulted in a great video of our song Dragons Eye.

Now as Lukasz is enjoying vodka with his friends and family in Radom and I sip on a whisky here in Perth while typing this post, the end of 2014 looms ever closer and I can’t help but wonder what 2015 has in store for us.  Another album? Another music video? Another European tour? America?  Who knows!?  All I can say is that we won’t be stopping anytime soon!

From both Lukasz and myself we hope 2014 was all that you wished for and more, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and may 2015 be an even greater adventure!

Aroostercratic Christmas

Stage It Live Show

Hello world, we have news!Stage It Show
On December 9 we will be trying something we’ve never done before, putting on a Live Show right from the comfort of Marks couch! The concept of StageIt, from our point of view, is online busking. Now busking is something we are very familiar with and this way, if you live in the US, Australia, Poland etc you’ll finally be able to catch a live show and get to know us! Here’s the link, grab yourselves a seat and we’ll see you on the 9th 4pm CET (TIME MAY CHANGE) for what might be awesome or a complete bomb! Either way, should be some fun!
https://www.stageit.com/the_aroostercrats/couch_session/42247

Feeling left out?

We apologize that it has taken us so long to update our site with whats been going on, but no more excuses!

Where to start?? Well if you missed out on seeing what went on during our European Road Trip you can see our video/documentary here.   All in all it was a great experience!  Meeting so many new people, seeing some amazing places and not killing each other after being confined to a tent for 22 days!

After taking a few days off we then travelled into Switzerland, Lenzburg, to open for the Hackensaw Boys on their European Tour which again turned out to be a great experience and then we headed up the mountains to Bettmeralp for a bit of fresh air and a show!

Mark  Baronessa  Lukasz

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After returning to Verona we dived straight in and played numerous shows including the Monzambano Wine&Grape Festival, NANO Sound Festival, the opening of Osteria Banzetti and just recently for Progetto Manegheto.

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For our next stop we’re headed back to Switzerland this time to Zurich to play at Kafi furDich October 10.  Hope to see some new faces and all those old ones soon!

Mark & Lukasz