De Formation

THE PLAYERS

Radek Vaňkát
                               Jakub Racek
Petr Vošta
Miloš Peter Klápště
  • Radek Vaňkát: dobro, harmony and lead vocals. He has worked with many top Czech artists and has recorded in the Czech Republic and the US as well. Radek was voted "Dobro player of the year" twice by the Czech bluegrass association. Several years back he was invited to give dobro lessons at the New York University in Prague.

  • Jakub Racek: guitar, lead and harmony vocals. Award winning guitarist, 5 times voted "Guitar Player of The Year" by the Czech bluegrass association. In 1998 he was titled "Best European Bluegrass Guitarist" by American SPGMA . In 2004 Jakub Racek was invited to teach at a guitar workshop in Louisville KY, USA together with Bryan Sutton and Tim Stafford. He studied jazz harmony at a course at the Prague Conservatory lectured by Luboš Andršt.

  • Petr Vošta: banjo, harmony and lead vocals. Petr has developed his own distinctive style - very groovy and "funky". Before joining A.D. he played with bands ranging from bluegrass to rock. He used to lead his own trio - Cimpr Campr. He has done a few trips as a professional banjo player and bassist on cruise ships to places such as Caribbean and other "dream like" places... Apart from lead singing Petr lends his low-pitched voice to sing bass on four-part harmony songs.

  • Miloš Peter Klápště: Bass and vocals. He studied double bass and composition at the Conservatory of J. Ježek in Prague. He has played with a large number of bands of all kinds and styles (jazz, rock, funk, pop, hip hop, blues, soul, bluegrass, alternative etc.). In the past he worked with artists such as Mike Marshall, Richard Müller, Andrej Šeban, Ian Ritchie, Gipsy.cz, Václav Hybš orchestra, Varhan Bauer and many others.