'Dlugokecki' is a musical project fronted by Ben Dlugokecki (pronounced- Der-loo-go-ken-ski) - An extraordinarily talented 32 year old prolific singer/songwriter based in Southampton, England. He is joined by Andy Wild (Keys, vocals), Boyd (Drums), Tim Jackson (Guitars), Aidan Hampson (Bass) & Kelly Robinson (Backing Vocals). Their music has been compared to the likes of David Gray, Paul Simon, Elbow and Damian Rice.
Five of their biggest shows to date were supporting million-selling artists, 'Passenger', 'David Gray', 'Snow Patrol', 'Corinne-Bailey Rae', 'The Proclaimers' and 'Lu Lu' on their world tours, playing to thousands of people. In 2009 they played the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas also playing 2 shows in New York to great acclaim. In 2010, they released a 34 track double album spanning the 10 years of 'Dlugokecki' – celebrating the event with a tour and sell-out show in their hometown.
Their music has been used on the soundtrack of Channel 4 hit show "Ny-Lon", they have recorded in Metropolis Studio, London and have had a twelve-day session in Ibiza and have had five tracks heavily featured in episodes of Channel 4's "Hollyoaks".
They have also played alongside 'Starsailor', 'British Sea Power', ‘Badly Drawn Boy’, 'Mouldy Peaches', Brit-award nominees 'Beth Rowley' and 'Nerina Pallot', 'The Webb Sisters', 'Ben's Brother' ,'Rob Vincent', 'Longview', 'Sandi Thom' , 'Paddy Casey', 'The Bluetones', 'Chris Difford (Squeeze)', 'Goodbooks', 'The Drifters', 'John Power (CAST/The La's)', 'Nizlopi', ‘Howard Jones’ and the mighty 'Chesney Hawkes'.
Some other highlights over the last 5 years include reaching the final 8 of the 'Sennheiser Best Unsigned Artist 2006' out of 2000 entries, playing the 2008 ASCAP showcase at the London Barfly, having their music in the i-tunes music store, being named artist of the month on the 'Musician's Channel' on Sky and the debut music video ‘Set in Stone’ played daily. They won 3 regional awards for live performance at 'The Mag Awards' .
In 2006, Dlugokecki released a collection of Studio Recordings called 'Before The Storm'. In 2007’s 'How Do You Do?' tour was a massive success - with Dlugokecki performances at the top of the Spinnaker Tower, Old Trafford, Stonehenge, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Ferry across the Mersey and at 3,200ft at the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales. The tour resulted in a mass media exposure - including segments on BBC Radio and BBC One News. In 2008 the band finished their mini-album 'Let this be Right' which sold 1000 copies in it's first week! In 2009 the band played The Shepherds Bush Empire in tribute to legend ‘Matthew Jay’. In 2010 they signed their first USA publishing deal in LA. In 2011, Dlugokecki played their first gig at Liverpool’s Cavern Club – the birthplace of The Beatles!In 2012 the band completed their most ambitious project, the 'Tracks Tour'. This involved playing 5 village halls across the UK, and 11 other live shows. This coincided with the bands album 'Putting the Tracks in Front of the Train'. The band released their 2nd album of 2012 in October - 'Forty-Eight'. The album was written, recorded, produced and mixed all within 48 hours.
In 2013 'Forty-Eight: part 2' was released alongside a new single 'We are Loved'. The band played a series of gigs to support it's release. The band completed 2013 with their 11th Annual Xmas Xtravaganza. In 2014 the band are announcing a very exciting project taking place in June. Details coming soon.