Kasia K8 Rościńska is a vocalist that manages to perform in various music styles, like jazz, pop, R’n’B, soul, funk and even classical music. In addition, she plays the piano, composes, arranges music and writes her own lyrics.
K8 was born in Wałbrzych, Lower Silesia, but she has been living and working in Poznań for many years now. By the end of 2005 K8 got into the final of a casting for the vocal leader of a Polish famous band Blue Cafe. In spring of 2006 she won the Grand Prize of Wyszków Festival „Powróćmy do Piękna w Słowie i Muzyce”. In 2008 The Russian Song Festival was brought back to life and allowed K8 to win the second prize – The Silver Samovar. Back in 2003 Kasia started her cooperation with Daniel Moszczyński in a project called Wolny Band which issued an album „Chwila Wolnego”. They performed at 44th National Song Contest in Opole (2007). Together they also founded a locally successful spin-off – DVBand, performing most popular songs in trio.
For 7 years K8 was a member of a renowned Polish Choir homebased in Poznań, UAM Academic Choir, conducted by Jacek Sykulski. She performed on Choir’s 3 LP’s. K8 was also appointed an alto soloist in Sykulski’s Missa 1956, which commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Poznań June Rising, later performed together with Poznań Filharmony.
For several years K8 has been performing as a background vocalist with many renowned Polish stars, such as Kayah, Stan Borys or Kasia Wilk. (Sopot Festival 2009 award). She also took part in numerous recordings, both as a background voice or a soloist with artist such as Krzysztof Krawczyk, Terminal, Peja or Audiofeels. Her voice can be also heard in various TV broadcast commercials such as Lidl, Wawel, Cafe Prima, WBK, Crunchips, Pizza Hut, Nursea, Irving Tea, City of Poznań.
At present K8 cooperates closely with Wolny Band, Kasia Wilk and Poznań based trio Swing Control, also she trains singers, including those of Poznań New Theatre.
Her main goal is to record her debut album by the end of this year.
„Dziwny jest ten świat”
Demo MIX1 – Studio
Demo MIX2 – Live
Kasia Rościńska & Wolny Band – „Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”
Kasia Rościńska & DvBand – „Blame It On The Boogie”
Kasia Rościńska & Swing Control
Kasia Rościńska & Poznańska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa
* Photography: Monika Rutkowska