Vlado Kolenic songwriter of five #1 hit songs
by Vlado Kolenic
(New York, NY)
A prolific songwriter/composer/producer and multi-instrumentalist. His resume includes several #1 and Top 20 songs, motion picture soundtracks, children TV shows, jingles and countless recording credits in a wide range of musical genres.
He has over 100 songs published throughout the world, and there is a tribute band in Europe performing his songs.
Vlado grew up on the bank of Danube in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the late 70’s his band TAKTICI, topped European music charts surpassing such acts as Queen, the Bee Gees and ABBA.
As his success increased, so did his conflicts with the Communist Government officials. More and more restrictions were placed on his music, censorship of his lyrics and performances. When the Government canceled his band’s concert tour of England, he forged his passport and defected to the United States.
Since arriving he has been working as a musician, songwriter, producer and arranger in New York, Los Angeles, Florida, Las Vegas, Caribbean and Europe.