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  Marek Raduli was born in south-west Poland in 1959. He received a thorough musical education (percussion class, completed in 1980). Since 1982 he has been working as a professional guitarist in many popular and famous pop and rock groups (including "Budka Suflera"- one of the few top Polish supergroups). He was a contributor to the creation of more than 30 albums recorded with first-class performers. He also cooperated with jazz musicians, steadily developing his interests in the field of fusion music. That resulted in producing his own record, "MSS" ("Mexican Symbol of Happiness", 1996), which was later reissued twice (1998, 2001). In 1997 Raduli was hailed as "the Guitarist of the Year" by the most prestigious Polish music magazine "Gitara i Bas"; since then he has been occupying top positions in the magazine’s charts. Since 1999, Raduli has been regularly invited to many musical training sessions organized all over Poland as a lecturer.

  In 2003 he decided to create his own group "Pi-eR-2". To form a trio, he teamed up with his two friends; Wojtek Pilichowski (the most versatile bassist in Poland, singled out to be "the Bassist of the Year" time and again by many music magazines [including "Gitara i Bas"], very active in performing pop, fusion and jazz music, drummer of the rising generation, famous for his technical virtuosity, the author of many handbooks teaching how to play the bass) and Tomek Losowski (one of the best young Polish percussionists). Both of them were chosen to be "the Best Rhythmic Section" in the year 2004 (by above-mentioned music magazine, "Gitara i Bas"). Raduli also works in many other settings (e.g. he appears in groups formed by Krzysztof Scieranski, very well-known in Europe as a solo bassist), but his own trio was a 'Number One Project'. Their successful debut took place in Germany at "Ingolstadter Jazz Tage 2003".

  Being heard in many other configurations, for quite a long time, Raduli played simultaneously in a band called "Funk dE Nite" (several concert tours and live album – 2004) together with trumpeter Saskia Laroo (Holland), bassist Steve Logan (USA) and a keyboard & vocal magician, Warren Byrd (USA). Raduli also had his contribution playing in a quartet created by Zbigniew Jakubek (one of the best Polish keyboardists). Raduli has never been confined to the stage only; he managed to generate music to a feature film (2004), he is pleased to contribute his talents to many charity projects (helping poor children in Poland or other musicians with serious health problems or tsunami victims). He is always ready to help young performers by taking part in their recording sessions. He is also willing to play with alternative or "niche" groups, e.g. Carrantouhill – a Polish band performing Celtic/Irish folk music. In 2004 they decided to record material for an album together with such Polish jazz giants as vocal world-star Ula (Urszula) Dudziak, Wojciech Karolak (kbs & Hammond), Tomasz Szukalski (sax), bass-master Krzysztof Scieranski and vibraphone virtuoso, Bernard Maseli.

  Raduli’s excellent skills are widely recognized and appreciated; he has been constantly topping the Internet charts and rankings ( ) as the best Polish guitarist playing fusion/jazz-rock music, and his fabulous guitar solos have become well-known standards in Polish pop and rock music.

 Marek Raduli onstage, Gdynia, 2004

Marek Raduli onstage with 'Pi-eR-2' trio in Gdynia, POKLAD Music Club, autumn of 2004

  In March of 2005, first CD of 'Pi-eR-2' group - 'TRANSPORTER' - was released, supported by intensive line of live performances in jazz clubs all around Poland. In a whole year of 2005, Marek gave almost 100 concerts (with various bands) and accepted several invitations to play guitar as guest on recordings sessions of various artists. Also, he started to collect material for his second solo album, which release is planned on spring of 2007.

  In the autumn days of 2006 there were an incredible event: The Colors Central-European tour. The band was created by Krzysztof Ścierański - bg, Paul Wertico - dr (ex-Pat Metheny Group, SBB), Bernard Maseli - vib (Walk Avay) and Marek Raduli - g. Several concerts including Poland, Slovakia (Bratislava), Hungary (Budapest) and Germany (Ingolstadt, XXI Jazztage Festiwal).

  Marek Raduli is referred to as the mine of inspiration. First a drum player later he mastered the guitar. Some time ago he gave up pop scene and joined or better to say brought back himself to a fusion and jazz-rock community.

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