The band was founded in 2015, i.e. three years after the breakup of the blues-rap band, Nuck Chorris Gang, where all the band members had played before and with which they released two albums (published through INDIES SCOPE). They know each other from other projects too - Hoochie Coochie Band, Kulturní úderka, Dura & Blues Groove, Tady To Máš and few more. Their zero concert at the Eurotrialog festival in Mikulov (then called Toff) was so appealing that they got invited the following year, as well as an offer to support the famous Smokie in Ostrava. Since then they’ve been doing shows in clubs and at festivals in CR and Slovakia. Band of Heysek is a bunch of dandies who write and play their own raw and dirty blues songs. Their debut was released in 2017 (Indies Scope) under the title, Shovel & Mattock.
Jan Švihálek – guitar, vocal, harmonica
Lukáš Kytnar – drums, backing vocal
Mojmír Sabolovič – bass, backing vocal