Blackberry Brothers, as a band, was formed in the spring of 2015 and since then they have
been consistently following their musical path. On the one hand they tip their hats to
greatest rock and blues artists from the 60s and 70s, but on the other they successfully
settle their music in contemporary American blues-rock.
Blackberry Brothers convincingly refute those who ceaselessly sentence rock'n'roll to
Considering their brief stint on the Polish musical stage, they have already performed at
many festivals throughout the country. Their concerts evoked enthusiastic response from
the audience during Rawa Blues Festival, Festiwal Muzyczna Jesień in Grodków (one of the
first music competitions in Poland), Front Porch Blues in Chorzów, Wszyscy Śpiewamy na
Rockowo in Ostrów Wielkopolski and Bluesroads Festival in Kraków. Blackberry Brothers
have already gained studio experience while recording their first professional demo at
Vintage Records. May 2018 saw release of "Old Soul" - their debut album which meets with
favourable reception not only from the reviewers, but, most of all, from Polish and foreign
Krzysiek Borodziuk - keys
Bartek Jeżyna - guitar
Kuba Jeżyna - guitar
Hubert Kot - bass
Krystian Kot - drums
Mat Polański - vokal
They create authorial and coherent repertoire excelling
at their mellow sound. (...) sextet from Oleśnica
consistently refine all elements of their work from album
sleeve layout to booklet. Blackberry Brothers compose
their music in intelligent way known only to them. It is
like drinking finest wine, you sip it slowly appreciating
more and more distinctive flavours.
Ryszard Gloger, Kwartalnik Twój Blues
Since their very first album Blackberry Brothers have
offered stylish music which combines fresh sound and
deep respect towards maestros at the same time. "Old
Soul" gains in value with every sitting - the more you
listen to it, the more melodies and intricacies you
discover even if you might have missed them first.
Robert Filipowski, Teraz Rock
Have seen plenty of. They are a Band. A Monolith. (...) And this is MUSIC. Pervasive MUSIC you get swallowed by and
get addicted to. Takes you to the place you never want to return from. Oh, it is sheer MUSIC! I easily put "Old Soul"
on a par with Gov't Mule's, Little Feat's or Brother Hawk's albums.
Paweł Michaliszyn, Radio Centrum Kalisz
As Blackberry Brothers draw much of their inspiration from
Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers or Derek Trucks, their
compositions blend rich and heavy guitars, spare but efficient
keys and first class arrangements wrapped up in vintage
psychedelic accents. If you add in deep vocal which is perfectly
crafted for rock music from the 70s, you get few mighty tunes
like "Dusty Road", "Raise Me", "List of Needs", "One More Bird"
or "Sweets for Cannibals" (...).
It is within the proven magnitude of rock and roll's powers to kindle twin flames in disparate lands and acquaint spirits across time divided. And so it is that for 40 minutes Oleśnica and Jacksonville are a sonic singularity, 2018 and 1974 acoustic kin. As per the virtues of Blackberry Brothers' sweet 'n' smooth, old southern blues. Favorite track: Raise Me. Mike O'Sullivan, Ireland