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Zentour
years active: 1982 - 1992

rock band from Prague, founded in 1981 by jazz pianist Jan Sulc and a several students of Prague conservatory, originally named Hemenex. In 1982 the new singer Janek Ledecky comes from Jana Koubkova; the band works through from rock'n'roll to satirical form of new wave. In 1983 they break up with Sulc who later co-founds Vitkovo kvarteto. The band under Jan Cerny's leadership heads more to pop and heas several hits in the pop charts. In 1985 going professional; the drummer Kabat is replaced by David Koller who becomes another distinctive singer besides Ledecky. In the end of 1987, the line-up breaks up completely; Koller is founding his own band Lucie. Ackermann and Senbauer also leave and the band in fact consists of the duo Ledecky-Cerny, supported by ever changing variety of musicians. In 1992 Ledecky leaves for a successful solo career, which results in the definitive end of the band.


Members:

Jan Sulc  (1981-1983)
Vaclav Kabat  (1981-1985) , drums
Petr Ackerman  (1981-1988) , keyboards
Jan Cerny  (1981-1992) , bass guitar, vocal, guitars, keyboards, programming
Janek Ledecky  (1982-1992) , guitars, vocal, percussion, mouth organ
David Koller  (1985-1987) , drums
Michal Senbauer  (1986-1988) , guitars
Petr Vanek "Pjeer van Eck"  (1988-1989)
Jiri Sedivy  (1988-1989) , guitars
Jaromir Kaspar  (1988-1989) , drums
Alfred Bittner "Fredy"  (1989-1991)
Pavel Skala "Pavel"  (since 1989) , drums
Helena Dlaskova  (since 1989) , vocal
Alena Sukova "Aja"  (since 1990) , vocal, saxophones, percussion, rhythm instr.-other
Stepan Smetacek  (since 2013)

Discography:

Zentour 001 , Supraphon 1986
Zentour 003 , Tommu 1990
Zentour 005 , Monitor 1991

samplers etc.:

Rockovy maraton ( Rock Marathon ) , Panton 1985
Poslouchate Vetrnik 3 ( Listening to Pinwheel (Musical Radio Show) ) , Supraphon 1987

SP / EP:

Dej si rict / Bily sport ( Trust Me / White Sport ) , Supraphon 1985
Muzy / Telefon , Panton 1985
Vsechno se mi zdalo / Postrach knihoven ( Everything Was Just A Dream / Terror To Libraries ) , Panton 1985
Kdo to vzdava / Mam chut te duhou preklenout ( Who's Givin' Up / I'd Like To Lay A Rainbow Over You ) , Supraphon 1986 ,
Pop festival , Panton 1986
Nivea / Prijd a bud tu se mnou ( Nivea / Come And Be Here With Me ) , Supraphon 1987
Nenechme si lhat / Dej mi banan ( Let's Not Get Fooled / Give Me A Banana ) , Supraphon 1988
Utajeny svetadil / Jak prestat te mit rad ( Hidden Continent / How To Stop Loving You ) , Supraphon 1988
Promilujem celou noc , Supraphon 1989
Vsechno bude fajn / Najednou ( Everything's Gonna Be All Right / Suddenly ) , Supraphon 1989
Back To Europe , Monitor 1991


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