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Tomáš Kočko & ORCHESTR
Czech Republic
Influences: East European , Balkan
Genres: moravian, slavonic, folk, pagan, silesian, dance, slavonic traditions, solstice, ballad, christmas carol
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December 2022 #14 - Top 40 for East European Influence Tomáš Kočko: HOPAJ HOP (video)
May 2022 #14 - Top 40 for East European Influence Tomáš Kočko: HOPAJ HOP (video)
April 2022 #12 - Top 40 for East European Influence Svatojan (video)
New album ONA! New album ONA will be released right after the winter solstice 2021

Multiple Anděl Award winners Tomáš Kočko & ORCHESTR release their new album on December 31st, 2021. The title of the album “ONA,” which means “SHE” in Czech.
You can not only enjoy their music, but watch a cheerful video for song “Hopaj Hop,” as well as their long awaited song book.

“During the hard lockdowns, we have been in desperate need to feel our music matters, that anyone cares about us and our work. We are deeply grateful to our fans who supported us financially, emotionally and morally, too! Thanks to THEM, we have released our new album. They even motivated us to shoot a video and song book,” says Tomáš Kočko on his feelings for the fans.

Tomáš Kočko & ORCHESTR have added to their discography a new collection of original traditional folk songs connected with the topic – WOMEN. Women of all shapes, ages and situations. Women´s power, self-consciousness, sadness and joy in the context of the band’s Moravian folklore tradition. The only exception is the musical note addressed to their Polish neighbours and their current discussion on women’s personal rights in a song called “Matulu Moja”.

“ONA” was recorded and created in Moravia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, partly in home studios and mostly with our sound engineer, Broněk Šmid, who is the godfather of all our albums.

“I moved myself into the moment, where I can see how many tasks and troubles women have to deal with, and how much harder their destinies always have been in comparison to men. We cannot bring a complex overview of a woman’s world, but we painted a very colourful spectrum of women´s stories in our album ONA,” Kočko explains.

The band have invited plenty special guests, not only locals, but from Slovakia (Alena Antalová, Lucie Šoralová), Poland (Gosza Tutko) and thanks to SoundCzech, even Hungarian band

The brand-new song book contains 24 of their most popular songs with their melodies, harmonies for guitar and solo melody lines.

The new video for “Hopaj Hop” (© Blue Lune Productions, directed by David J. V. Schöbl, with cameraman Daniel Bielčík) was released the very last day of 2021 at YT channel of the band

Physical distribution of the album is handled through, and you can stream it online via

To listen to the album prior to its release, you can use this link:

Do not hesitate to contact me for any other material, interviews or information.

Helena Vyvozilová
tel.: +420 776 684 553
Tomáš Kočko & ORCHESTR

A world/metal/acoustic/traditional/pagan stream of never ending energy and stories.

Tomáš Kočko & ORCHESTR offer powerful, meaty acoustic music coming from a truly amazing region deep in the heart of Europe. One can feel the ancient pagan energy, folk traditions, virtuous instrumentation, deep thoughts, unforgettable voices and metallic sounds wrapped tightly together and performed by a band critically acclaimed as a Moravian Jethro Tull or Chieftains,.

They have won the ANDEL Award (a local versions of the Grammys) – 2006 and 2012!
Their album, ‘POPLOR,’ was in the TOP 20 of European World Music Charts for two months.

Their previous album, ‘VELESU,’ from 2016, stayed in the WMCE for four months in row and ranked as No. 25 of 2016 overview.

New album ONA has released on 31st December 2021!

The members of the group play acoustic instruments - guitars, the violin, the dulcimer and recorders as well as percussion and traditional folk instruments. It possesses a raw, natural sound and has expressive elements of rock, metal, folk music and jazz.

The band finds friendly audiences all over the world.

European touring:
European Broadcasting Union Folk Festival in Cork (IR)Rock for People (CZ), NowaTtradycja (PL), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), United Islands of Prague (CZ), Le Village Européen des Nouvelles Musiques Traditionnelles (FR), Ethnosfera (PL), Viljandi Folk Festival (Estonia), Heritage World Music Festival, Szolnok (Hungary), Halkaer (Denmark), Harvest (Russia), ...

Line up:
· Tomáš Kočko - lead vocals, guitars, mandoline
· Helena Vyvozilová - recorders, quinton, dulcimer, vocals
· Libuše Jelénková - violin, vocals, viola
· Roman Plaširyba - doublebass, vocals
· Pavel Plch – percussions, vocals
· Tomáš Melichar - drums

MgA. Helena Vyvozilová
+420 776 684 553