ABOUT THE BAND


THE NATURAL TONES BAND, TNT, IS A POLKA / VARIETY GROUP THAT HAVE BEEN PERFORMING PUBLICLY SINCE 1995. TNT PRIMARILY PERFORMS THROUGH OUT THE YEAR, FOR MICHIGAN FANS, AT A WIDE RANGE OF PUBLIC FUNCTIONS INCLUDING CHURCH FESTIVALS, DANCE HALLS, DANCE CLUBS, LOUNGES AND BANQUET HALLS, AS WELL AS NUMEROUS PRIVATE ENGAGEMENTS, INCLUDING WEDDINGS, ANNIVERSARY PARTY'S, BIRTHDAY PARTY'S ETC. THE BAND IS VERY VERSATILE WITH THEIR ARRANGEMENTS, WHICH IN TURN ALLOWS THEM TO PERFORM FOR VARIOUS AGE GROUPS OF FANS.

THE MUSIC TNT PERFORMS CONSISTS OF THE CHICAGO STYLE POLKA'S, WALTZ'S, AND OBEREK'S, AS WELL AS OLD STANDARD COUNTRY TWO STEPS, COUNTRY WALTZ'S, LINE DANCING MUSIC, BALLROOM STYLE MUSIC, SWING MUSIC, AS WELL AS EARLY ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC.

TNT, PRIMARILY PERFORMS, FOR THE MAJORITY OF THEIR PERFORMANCES, WITH A TOTAL OF THREE MEMBERS. HOWEVER, SINCE TNT USES THE MOTTO: "WE AIM TO PLEASE" THERE ARE CERTAIN ENGAGEMENTS THE BAND WILL PERFORM WITH JUST TWO PIECES, AND THEN OTHERS, DEPENDING UPON THE TYPE OF MUSIC THAT IS REQUIRED, WILL PERFORM WITH FOUR AND / OR AS MANY AS FIVE PIECES. TNT, ALSO HAS A UNIQUE ABILITY MANY OTHER GROUPS DO NOT, WHICH INCLUDES ADDING A DISC JOCKEY, (DJ), TYPE OF STYLE TO REQUIRED ENGAGEMENTS, (USED PRIMARILY DURING THE BAND'S INTERMISSIONS), TO INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, TOP 40 ROCK AND ROLL, TOP 40 COUNTRY MUSIC, RAP MUSIC AND A EXTREMELY WIDER VARIETY OF MUSIC THAN THE BAND CHOOSES TO PERFORM.


THE BAND MEMBERS

RICH LASCESKI IS THE BAND LEADER, AS WELL AS, THE LEAD VOCALIST AND DRUMMER WITH TNT. HIS MUSICAL BACK GROUND BEGAN AT A VERY YOUNG AGE, ENDLESSLY LISTENING TO NUMEROUS RECORDINGS OF VARIOUS BANDS AND STYLES OF MUSIC, ALONG WITH HONING HIS OWN PERSONAL VOCAL SKILLS. THE CLEM ZUREK BAND, A FIVE PIECE GROUP, WAS RICH'S FIRST PUBLIC CALLING AS A MUSICIAN IN THE MID 1980'S, PLAYING BASS GUITAR AND VOCALIZING WITH THE GROUP.

UPON MR. ZUREK'S SUDDEN PASSING, THE GROUP, THREE OF A KIND, A THREE PIECE GROUP, WAS FORMED USING THREE FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CLEM ZUREK BAND. RICH PLAYED THE DRUMS AND VOCALIZED WITH THIS GROUP UNTIL THEIR DISBANDMENT. HE THEN JOINED THE BARNEY SCHUBRING TRIO, A THREE PIECE GROUP, PLAYING DRUMS AND VOCALIZING WITH THE BAND FOR A PERIOD OF ABOUT 18 YEARS.

UPON THE BAND'S DISBANDMENT, RICH STARTED TNT, THE NATURAL TONES BAND, A THREE PIECE GROUP.
ALONG WITH RICH'S LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND THE ABUNDANCE OF ENERGY AND DRIVE HE DELIVERS TO THEIR MUSIC, TNT HAS BEEN A PROVEN SUCCESS.

THANKS TO RICH'S WIFE, AMY, AND ALL HER HARD WORK, SUPPORT, DEDICATION AND UNDERSTANDING, RICH AND AMY ARE HAPPILY MARRIED, AND TOGETHER THEY HAVE TWO SONS, LIL' ANDY AND LIL' JIMMY !!!!!!


KEN WISNESKI IS FEATURED ON THE ACCORDION, KEYBOARDS, AND BASS WITH THE NATURAL TONES. HIS REMARKABLE TALENT AND ABILITY ON THE ACCORDION, KEYBOARDS, AND BASS, AS WELL AS HIS DESIRE AND DETERMINATION WITH THE BAND, HAS ADDED TO THE PROVEN SUCCESS OF T-N-T, THE NATURAL TONES BAND.

KEN'S MUSICAL BACK GROUND DATES BACK TO THE EARLY 1980'S WHEN HE JOINED A WELL KNOWN MID-MICHIGAN GROUP IN 1983, PLAYING ACCORDION AND KEYBOARDS, WITH THE GROUP KNOWN AS "FLOYD GROCHOLSKI'S LIL' NATURALS". SHORTLY AFTER JOINING "THE LIL' NATURALS" BAND, HE ALSO BEGAN PLAYING ACCORDION AND KEYBOARDS WITH A SECOND GROUP, KNOWN AS "CLEM ZUREK'S POLKA BAND". UPON MR. ZUREK'S UNEXPECTED PASSING, KEN ALONG WITH TWO OF THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF THE BAND, FORMED THE GROUP KNOWN AS "THREE OF A KIND". HE PLAYED ACCORDION, KEYBOARDS, AND BASS WITH THIS GROUP UNTIL 1989. KEN WAS THEN RECRUITED BY BARNEY SCHUBRING TO PLAY KEYBOARDS, ACCORDION AND BASS FOR THE GROUP KNOWN AS "THE BARNEY SCHUBRING TRIO", REMAINING WITH THE GROUP FOR A PERIOD OF ABOUT 18 YEARS. UPON THE GROUPS DISBANDMENT, HE JOINED THE NATURAL TONES BAND.

SINCE HIS FIRST PUBLIC CALLING AS A MUSICIAN DATING BACK TO 1983, KEN HAS PERFORMED AT COUNTLESS POLKA FESTIVALS, WEDDINGS, WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES, POLKA DANCES AND MANY PRIVATE ENGAGEMENTS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.

KEN CAN BE HEARD ON TWO POLKA RECORDINGS WITH "FLOYD GROHOLSKI'S LIL' NATURALS" AS WELL AS ONE COUNTRY MUSIC RECORDING OF "THE BARNEY SCHUBRING TRIO".


EDDIE SIWIEC IS FEATURED ON CLARINET, ALTO & TENOR SAX, TRUMPET, AND VOCALS. HE BEGAN HIS PROFESSIONAL MUSIC CAREER WHILE STILL A TEENAGER BACK IN 1969. HE HAS SINCE PERFORMED WITH NUMEROUS BANDS SPECIALIZING IN POLKA AND MODERN MUSIC.

EDDIE CAN BE HEARD ON 35 RECORDINGS TO DATE AND HAS PERFORMED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, EUROPE AND THE CARRIBEAN.

IN 2005 EDDIE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE POLKA MUSIC HALL OF FAME BY THE INTERNATIONAL POLKA ASSOCIATION.

TO READ MORE ABOUT EDDIE GO TO WWW.INTERNATIONALPOLKA.COM



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