Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy belated to Danny

We're terribly remiss in that we didn't post our annual fan greeting to Danny White, who celebrated his birthday August 26th. Wish him well in the comments!

Video from Basia's time in Olsztyn

Basia gave a concert in Olsztyn, Poland! There was a bit of video to capture the event. As everything is Polish language (which I don't know, unfortunately for having a website about a Polish singer...) I will let these lovely vids speak for themselves!

Local newsy type thang:


Straight up performance:


A great new fan resource has opened up on Facebook and it has several very stunning photos from the event. Basia Trzetrzelewska Fan Club.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Basia concert in Poland

Basia will perform one show in Poland- August 19th in Olsztyn.
Unfortunately, as you probably heard by now, there will be no US tour this year.


[Forgive my long absence- we had a big family relocation that ate my life for most of the year!-- Leslie]

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Basia on new Phil Harding collection, book

Phil Harding, who mixed not only Time and Tide and London Warsaw New York but also the first two Matt Bianco albums, has released a new compilation of his best remixes from the 1980s and that includes Basia. The "Until You Come Back to Me" Phil Harding 12" mix, probably the best of her dance mixes in this writer's opinion, is part of the collection and this will mark the first time the song has been properly available in the UK. It hasn't been out worldwide, even, since the Brave New Hope and The Best Remixes releases of the early 90s.

Harding penned a book in 2009, PWL From the Factory Floor, which has been reissued in a hugely expanded edition (from around 250 to a staggering 600 pages!). I have the 2009 edition which does mention Basia and Danny a bit and is overall a fine read. Perhaps the new edition may expand on PWL's work with Basia and MB, Phil has said that his work with Basia was among his favorites and I've always respected that!

You can find appropriate sales links and more info at pwlfromthefactoryfloor.com - both are available at Amazon UK and US as well.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Revisiting: Original "New Day for You" video

Fan Mark Derrington reminded me of this really great first version of the video to "New Day For You," filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Isn't it weird to see singers that aren't Annick and Veronique singing with her? It's hard to imagine a Basia performance without them! The video was reshot because the record company didn't like how Basia was singing to an empty hall. I guess this strange narrative (who's on the phone?!) made more sense to them if his hair didn't, even by 1988 standards. I'll just take one of each of everything Basia is wearing here. It's vintage now, right?!


Dutchmarc did a great side-by-side of these videos, too, similar to his captures of the "Promises" videos. We all know now that there was no reason for the US localizing of Time and Tide!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Basia 'celebrity DJ' on SiriusXM

Basia will be on a Celebrity DJ session on SiriusXM Watercolors tomorrow (10/20) from 2-3pm EST, playing live tracks recorded at the SXM studios last month, along with From Newport to London tracks and, knowing Basia, some really good other songs! Any time she's given a chance to 'spin' some of her own favorites they are usually really good. Anyway, tune in! They will replay it Saturday 10/22 2-3pm EST if you miss tomorrow's broadcast.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Williamsport show canceled

The last show of the tour in Pennsylvania is toast. The venue is citing "show conflicts," which sounds like they made an oops for sure. Click here for refund info.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy birthday Basia!

Today is Basia's birthday! Let's all wish her a great one as she does a show tonight in Sacramento.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Another PA show announced

This one squeaked by! Basia will be at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport PA on October 7th. Tickets on sale September 14. Read more.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Columbus canceled

The show on September 11 at Vonns has been canceled. I imagine you should take it up with point of purchase if you are holding tickets to this event.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hear the new single!

"From Newport to London" can be heard on YouTube! Let everyone know what you think of it in the comments, and be sure to read Basia's note on the new album.

Friday, July 29, 2011

US, Germany and Japan preorder & live album release info!

The US street date will also be September 13th-- you can view Koch's catalog page for From Newport to London here. It includes a track listing as well!

Best Buy is taking preorders. Amazon is at least going to let you know when it becomes available.

You can also preorder the album on Amazon.de The album is also popping up on most major retail sites in Japan.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Live album preordering on Amazon UK

Whoa! Amazon UK is showing the live album, entitled From Newport to London: Greatest Hits Live, with a release date of September 19 and now available for preorder. It's also listed as an import...hmm. No sign of this on US Amazon, by the way. Or on Empik, for that matter!

This will be released in the US and almost certainly in Poland, so I wouldn't panic and run and order this yet if you are in those countries.

"From Newport to London" is a studio track that will be added onto the live album.

Two shows in Austin

Basia returns to One World Theatre in Austin, TX on September 20 for two shows!

Buy tix!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Really nice vintage show poster

Hey, anyone have an extra one of these lying around, holla at your girl. ;) There just aren't enough art-quality Basia show posters out there! (We need to get the world-famous Polish poster artists on this problem pronto.)

By the way you should Like the Basia Trzetrzelewska fan page on Facebook if you haven't already. That is where this was originally posted.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A good idea at the time

You ever say to yourself, "You know, Matt Bianco was great and all, but they would have been so much cooler if they had just performed while riding bumper cars with a bunch of random German fest-goers"?

Wish granted!

Info spilled on new recordings

According to this article in Moje Miasto the live album will be released at the end of this year and a new Basia album will be out in 2012 (though we can't help but remember that traditionally early announcements about new albums tend to be very optimistic)

For the concert in Lodz, that will be recorded for this live album, Polish singer/songwriter Mietek ("a superstar in Poland" according to his Facebook fan page) will be performing a duet in English called "Wondering" while X Factor contestant Ada Szulc will duet with Basia as well.

Speaking of Mietek, they will also sing a cover of "Save the Best for Last" on Mietek's forthcoming album. (It's worth going to YouTube to listen to Mietek, for example: