This is the first piano formation in Poland that plays boogie music mixed with a bit of black blues. Incredible sound of two pianos takes the audience to a distant time of running steam engines and crazy rhythm of American reality.
In spite of their young age, pianists Bartek Szopiński, Michał Cholewiński and a drummer Szymon Szopiński fit perfectly in with boogie style and can derive from heritage of indigenous bluesmen as well as from polish pop music. Boogie Boys is a superb combination of technique, passion, charisma and new ideas for tones of old polish tunes together with music that touches all people regardless of their age and musical taste.
They first met in Autumn 2002 in one of clubs in Poznań where they played old pianos till the very morning. They have visited most of European countries until now and they have given concerts at the greatest Boogie-Woogie and Blues players side. As the youngest from European players they were invited to 50th birthday party of Vince Weber, Boogie and Blues legend. That was the beginning of their international career. Since then they have participated in the greatest Boogie-Woogie festivals on the Continent. They had the pleasure of taking part in a few concert tours where they accompanied the greatest American Blues players such as Johnny Rawls (2005), Phil Guy (2006) or Syudebaker John (2007, 2008) Boogie Boys has introduced Polish themes to international Boogie and Blues scenes. Since 2005 they have become initiators of the first and only Boogie-Woogie festival in Middle-East Europe that hosts the best pianists from all over the world.
The band has recorded a debut album entitled ‘Revelation’. It was first presented in 2005 in France where it met a very enthusiastic reception. There is also a DVD recorded during Tarnobrzeg ‘Satyr Blues’ Festival.
In 2005 ‘Twój Blues’ readers chose the band for ‘A Discovery of year 2004’. A year later Bartek Szopiński was regarded as ‘A Pianist of the year’. In April 2007 Bartek Szopiński and Michał Cholewiński got a prize for ‘Pianists of year 2006’. At the same time Szymon Szopiński was in second place in his category. In 2008 Bartek Szopiński got the prize for the third time. In march 2009 Bartek Szopinski got the prize 'Pianist of the year 2008" together with Simon - 'Drummer of the year".
Passing year has been full of concerts. Apart from taking part in polish festivals, the band has appeared at European stages. They accompanied Californian group Mofo Party Band in their Summer tour. Boogie Boys cooperated with a famous Chicago musician Studebaker John during his Polish and Belgium tour. Throughout the Autumn concert tour they visited Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia. In 2008 they are taking part in the greatest European Boogie-Woogie festivals in German Baden-Baden, Austrian Salzburg, and Paris. In 2009 they are taking part in the greatest canadian festivals: Montreal Jazz Festival, Mont-Tremblant Blues Festival and Quebec City Summer Music Festival.
In february 2009 they were on the finals of International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA.