Misia Furtak


Misia Furtak
Misia Furtak

Misia Furtak performing in 2009
Background information
Birth name Michalina Furtak
Genres Indie pop, rock
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, piano
Years active 2005–present
Labels Pomaton EMI
Associated acts Très.b, Dr.No
Website tres-b.com
Notable instruments
Daisy Rock Monarch Butterfly Bass (which looks exactly like the butterfly commonly called Monarch)

Misia Furtak is a singer and bassist (associated with her shortscale bass guitar in the shape of a Monarch butterfly) most known as a member of the indie rock group Très.b. She was born in Zielona Góra, Poland and is of Lemko origin.[1]

As a child she studied violin, piano, and flute but didn't like it very much.[2]

She moved to Denmark and studied at Testrup Højskole where she met her band mates Tom and Olivier. They first lived in Copenhagen and shared a 12m2 room, but later moved to Maastricht and Amsterdam.[3]

After having lived in The Netherlands and Denmark,[4] she moved to Poland where in June 2010, her and Très.b signed to Pomaton EMI and their debut called The Other Hand was released 21 September 2010. The album was recorded in Warsaw at Studio 333 and was mixed in New York City by Victor Van Vugt, who has worked with acts like PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode. It was well received, and in May 2011 the band was awarded a Fryderyk for Best Debut Album of the Year.[5][6]

Misia Furtak is also known for her coopertion with a Polish band Dr.No, with the most recent release being a single called "Dissaray".[7] This track will be featured on the upcoming Polskie Radio Program III compilation Offensywa vol.4. Their earlier recording was a tribute to Polish poet Stanisław Wyspiański and was featured on a special compilation released by Polish Radio.[8]

Her solo work as Misia is mju is a lo-fi Ep called "40 winks" available for free via Bandcamp.

She has also made appearances on albums by Lucky Fonz III, Envotion, and Bajzel to name a few.[9] She used to have a trip-hop band called Glorybox. She has never met the other member of Glorybox, Frederik lived in Sweden and they worked over the Internet (2002–2003).[10]

Her list of favourite/inspiring songs, prepared for a radio interview in Janury 2011 included works by Bob Dylan, David Bowie, The Smiths, Lou Reed and John Cale, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, The National and Local Natives.[4]

She is also a journalist and holds a degree in New Media Studies.[1][11]

Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2011 The Other Hand Fryderyk; Best Debut Album of the Year (Fonograficzny Debiut Roku) Won[5][6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Paweł Zając, Sierpień 19, 2011". Modnykrakow.pl. 1991-09-09. http://www.modnykrakow.pl/depe/?p=2307. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Anna Kilian 23-09-2010" (in (Polish)). Zyciewarszawy.pl. http://www.zyciewarszawy.pl/artykul/517408.html. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Interia TV 2009-08-08". Interia.tv. http://www.interia.tv/muzyka/off-festival,6323,0,4,1350291. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  4. ^ a b Gość. "Trójka 19.01.2011". Polskieradio.pl. http://www.polskieradio.pl/6/241/Artykul/301503,Miedzynarodowa-misja-Misi-Furtak. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Fryderyki 2011. Najwięksi zwycięzcy: Acid Drinkers i Monika Brodka - Wiadomości" (in Polish). polskieradio.pl. http://www.polskieradio.pl/5/3/Artykul/364817,Fryderyki-2011-Acid-Drinkers-z-czterema-statuetkami. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Co działo się na gali Fryderyk 2011? - Wideo - Plejada - Sprawdź, co słychać w show-biznesie" (in Polish). http://www.plejada.pl/259702,4,co-dzialo-sie-na-gali-fryderyk-2011,wideo.html#autoplay. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "27.05.2011 by Łukasz Stasiełowicz". Uwolnijmuzyke.pl. 2011-05-27. http://www.uwolnijmuzyke.pl/780-dr-no-feat-misia-furtak-disarray. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  8. ^ "18.08.2008 by Eliza Gaust". Uwolnijmuzyke.pl. 2008-08-18. http://www.uwolnijmuzyke.pl/rozni-wykonawcy-wyspianski-wyzwala. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  9. ^ "Misia Furtak Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Misia+Furtak#t=Credits_All&q=&p=1. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  10. ^ "Musli Magazine p.24". Issuu.com. 2011-04-01. http://issuu.com/muslimagazine/docs/musli_kwiecien_2011_issuu. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  11. ^ "Anna Kilian 23-09-2010" (in (Polish)). Zyciewarszawy.pl. http://www.zyciewarszawy.pl/artykul/517408.html. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 

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