Hey there! It's me, cool babe - Oksana Terefenko, or rather Oksana Terefenko – Horoszczak the lead vocalist of the band. While I studied at Danuta Baduszkowa's Vocal and Acting College/School in Gdynia, I thought it would be fun to express my emotions by combining energetic music and poetry. I decided to start a band and I called all my friends in search of musicians. And so, my love for sung poetry turned into the band Spectrophonica. Over the past two years, members have changed for a variety of reasons: different musical tastes, lack of time, difficult personalities- typical occurences in any band. The person I did not have to familiarize with is Bodzio. I always wonder what ,or who can throw him off balance... I've been trying for 7 years ... and nothing.
One cloudy day, as I was travelling by train I made a phone call that I'd been preparing for for a long time ... :) A man with a serious voice answered. I started shyly: "... good morning, Oksana Terefenko speaking, Boris Svetovitch, my friend ... maybe you know him... said that you play the guitar better than him, so I thought you might want to start a band with me?" . The only thing i heard on the other side of the line was "Yes." So without prolonging we decided to meet for a beer. It turned out that the seemingly serious guy is two years younger than me ... Today I know that our group wouldn't exist without Bodzio. He's an amazing guy, one of those unique people who, after finally saying something causes 20 minutes of silence or 20 minutes of unstoppable laughter. An unproblematic, great guitarist whose been with ,,Coolbaba,, through thick and thin. He travels for kilometres to our rehearsals in Wrocław!
Five years ago during a premier of a friend’s band, after the concert I was introduced to one of the band members- a young guy with wild hair- I told him that his concert was amazing and asked if he’d been playing the acoustic guitar for long, he thanked me but said he prefers the bass guitar. I didn’t waste time and asked straight up: „Oh, well do you wanna come play with us? We’re looking for a bass player to add to our squad” A week later we were meeting up for rehearsals :) And that’s how an awesome musician from LemON joined our band. From that moment on our music did a 180 degree turn caused by his amazing energy and passion for creating that radiated on us all. His search for music is always an interesting and inspiring stage/part of work, thanks to which we created lots of the numbers in our band...oh, but wait I haven’t told you who introduced me to him....
Met him at a Slavic song competition in Wrocław, he was accompanying one of the girls performing. At that time he was in a band called Nadija, and later he co-founded the band LemON. The loves of his life were guitar, accordion and piano but actually anything he touched he could play. He’s just that type of guy, I’m afraid that one day he might try singing and then...well... I'll be outta work ;) He joined our band four years ago, I was astonished that someone could have so many ideas and turn them into music in the blink of an eye! It was simple: „You have an idea?...let’s play it...does it work?...okay then it stays...sounds weird? Alright let’s try something else.” Just like that without the slightest problem! The changes he brought to our repertoire changed it 100%. It was a new sound, new quality. He turned our music world upside down, even now and even though he is my husband he does not take it easy on me during rehearsals. He is the first one to point out to me my lack of preparation or focus. No time for slacking off, get to work! And while I thought I’d never say this, I’m glad I have him to keep the discipline. Anyway, enough about him :) This band also wouldn’t be cool if it wasn’t for Marcin....
Joined us 4 years ago. First, we met up during rehearsals to get to know one another and see if we won’t feel the urge to kill each other ;) During our first meeting I already thought: „Finally the family’s complete”. How we came across Marcin probably won’t surprise you. We couldn’t find a drummer for so long and then finally the day came! Adam remembered the interesting music experience he had while accompanying (with a drummer) a singer during the Slavic song competition (where he met me). It turned out that, the perfect drummer we needed was just next door in Legnica. Currently, we’re forced to share his talent because Marcin plays on numerous stages and not only with us. Once in a while our „friend-band” The Cinnamon Garden steals him away, but that’s what happens when you have an amazingly talented band member, you just gotta share!