The name Kamienne Ogrody first appeared in Maków at the beginning of the 1990s when Piot Damięcki and Mirek Ankiewicz, fascinated by the achievements of Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Slayer, decided to found a rock group.
At first as Gardens of Stone, then since 1994 as Kamienne Ogrody, the band has started its journey through various music styles.
Nowadays you can find more crucial issues accompanied by the specific, mysterious atmosphere in the work of the group. It is the result of the efforts of the open-minded people, opened for not only rock music.
“Thus, in our repertoire, you will find sounds based on riffs with broken rhythms and zappy solo performances together with ballads played on acoustic guitars, with choruses and meaningful lyrics. The lyrics are highly important in our work, it is mainly responsible for the atmosphere in the individual songs. The music completes the lyrics perfectly and adds to their meaning (...)”
Zbyszek is the author of the leading melody, the main idea of the music as well as the lyrics. "I write my lyrics under the impression of some personal experience being the cause of strong emotions. I realise that what I write is not at all funny but this is strongly connected with my life, the atmosphere of the place where I grew up. The story is the same with music. I never try to compose anything, it just happens. After that I present my ideas to the rest of the group, they are usually accepted and developed by all of us”.
Polskie Radio pr.III "Markomania" Marek Niedźwiedzki (April 2000)
Radio Dla Ciebie, Radio Puls, Radio Olsztyn, Radio UWM-FM and Radio Oko.
1st Prize at the 2nd edition of „Rock w Jedynce” (Agnieszka Osiecka Studio - Polskie Radio pr.I - Spring 2001)
2nd prize in Rock&Rock Festival - (Paragraf 51 Club in Warsaw, May 9-11th, 2002)
1st prize in the rock category at Jazz Rock Festival 2003 in Olsztyn
3rd prize during “Jesienne spotkania z muzyką młodzieżowa” (The autumn meetings with the youth generation music) in Sierpc (Poland) - DECEMBER 2004)
Band's official website: www.kamienneogrody.pl
"Kamienne Ogrody" wyd.2004