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Polish vocalist Basia Trzetrzelewska spent many years within the pop band Matt Bianco, an offshoot of Blue Rondo ? la Turk, before starting a single career in 1987. Using the musical assistance of Matt Bianco’s Danny White colored, she created a subtle cocktail jazz-pop first showcased on her behalf 1987 debut recording, Period and Tide. Backed by the singles “New Day time for you personally” and “Period and Tide,” the record became popular in European countries and America, where in fact the album proceeded to go platinum. Basia’s second record, 1990’s London Warsaw NY, was just like effective, but her third work, 1994’s Sweetest Illusion, didn’t find an target audience. Clear Horizon: THE VERY BEST of Basia adopted in 1998 and became her only discharge for quite some time, as the fatalities of her mom and several good friends briefly sapped Basia’s get to create music. Urged by her previous bandmates Danny Light and Tag Reilly to become listed on the reunited Matt Bianco, nevertheless, she eventually came back to music in 2004 and released Matt’s Mood using the music group. Basia then came back her concentrate to her single career, launching It’s That Gal Once again with White’s assist in early 2009.

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Full Name Basia
Nationality Polish
Children Mikolaj
Music Groups Matt Bianco, Perfect, Alibabki
Music Songs New Day for You, Cruising for Bruising, Until You Come Back to Me, Baby You're Mine, Drunk on Love, Time and Tide, Astrud, Prime Time TV, Third Time Lucky, Blame It on the Summer, Take Him Back Rachel, She Deserves It / Rachel's Wedding, Clear Horizon, My Cruel Ways, An Olive Tree, If Not Now Then When, More Fire Than Flame, Brave New Hope, Dzien sie budzi, Angels Blush, Come To Heaven, Run for Cover, There's a Tear, Half a Minute, Promises, Perfect Mother, Copernicus, Waters of March, Freeze Thaw, Not an Angel, Miles Away, How Dare You
Albums Whose Side Are You On?, Time and Tide, London Warsaw New York, Brave New Hope, The Sweetest Illusion, Basia on Broadway, It's That Girl Again, From Newport to London: Greatest Hits Live ... and More, Playlist: The Very Best of Basia, Clear Horizon - The Best of Basia, Clear Horizon – The Best of Basia, Basia Superhits
Nominations Polaris Music Prize, Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year


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1 In 1969, she debuted with her local amateur rock band Astry, and performed with them on Polish Festival Of Beat Avangarde in Kalisz.
2 From 1972 to 1974, she was a member of the popular Polish female vocal group Alibabki.
3 From 1977, she sang with the rock group Perfect; settling temporarily in Chicago in 1979, she later relocated to the UK in 1981. It was there she met Mark Reilly and longtime collaborator Danny White, brother of jazz guitarist Peter White.
4 In 1983, the trio performed as the jazz-pop group Bronze, but later changed their name to Matt Bianco and recorded their debut album Whose Side Are You On? (1984). This album included UK Top 30 hits "Get Out of Your Lazy Bed" and "Half a Minute," eventually achieving gold status in Great Britain.
5 In 1985, she and White left Matt Bianco to launch her solo career. In 1987, her first album, Time and Tide, was released, selling over one million copies alone in the United States, including the Top 30 hit "Time and Tide" in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her second album, London Warsaw New York (1990), repeated that success with sales of more than one million units, and featured another pop Top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Cruising for Bruising." This album also topped Billboard's yearly chart of Contemporary Jazz albums, even beating the Grammy-winning album of Quincy Jones. Achieving success beyond the U.S. market, Basia also became a very popular artist in Japan and Europe (particularly in France). Her third and most recent studio album, "The Sweetest Illusion," was released in 1994 and was a moderate success in the U.S. market, selling over 500,000 copies, and globally became another million-seller.
6 Son, Mikolaj, born c. 1977.
7 Older brother Jacek died when her 3rd album, The Sweetest Illusion, was made.
8 She has 2 brothers (Jacek and Roman) and a sister (Ewa).
9 Is the second of four children.
10 Spent a couple of years in the band called Matt Bianco before her solo career. Recently the band released the album "Matt's Mood" with Basia in 2004.
11 Jazz singer.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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Ready to Wear 1994 performer: "Third Time Lucky" / writer: "Third Time Lucky" - as Basia Trzetrzelewska

Actress

Actress

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Agent 700: Kryptonim N. 2007 Short Intern

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cover me - Das Konzert 2012 TV Movie Herself
Lauren Hutton and... 1996 TV Series Herself
Breakfast Time 1995 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Good Morning America 1994 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990-1994 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1988-1990 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest

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