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The Good Times Roll !!
April 2002 ....
Darlak and Mike Kurdziel formed this band 7 years ago.
the years, they have toured the USA from Las Vegas & Arizona
to New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois,
and everywhere in between!
performance, entertainment, and talent is just AWESOME!
3rd release, Let The Good Times Roll, speaks for itself. As you
listen to each cut, there is a variety of music styles (push Honky
with an edge), stories via some well-designed lyrics, and tunes
that reflect places where the Touch has performed over the years!
talented band members include: Jerry Darlak (IPA Hall of Famer,
and World Concertina H.O.F.) , who was originally from Chicago,
played many years with the late Marion Lush and the ever popular
Eddie Blazoncyk. Jerry, a superb entertainer --singer -- and master
concertina player -- is a 12 year resident of the town of Cheektowaga
(near Buffalo, NY). Ken Machelski is a featured vocalist, MC,
trumpet, trombone, and accordianist (12 bass). Ray Barsukiewicz,
a writer who has written numerous lyrics and songs recorded by
the Touch, is a vocalist, trumpet, sax and carinet player. Tom
Miniszewski is vocalist, sax and clarinet player. Mike Kurdziel
--the backbone beat -is drummer and manager. Mike Nowakowski --the
producer --(president of Sunshine Records) is a vocalist, accordianist,
and accomplished piano player. Tadj - is Bass guitarist, vocalist,
song writer, and promotions manager. Steve Michaels is a vocalist,
lead guitarist and plays the piano. Norm Wilson --savior and friend--
is "road manager and transportation specialist" along
with the "road crew". Tadj's artistic talent has created
a wonderful cover design for this CD and is the background for
Buffalo Touch Band prides itself on their ability to entertain
and guarantees that you will want to dance, laugh, sing and have
a party with each of their live performances!
out and see their live performance! Get this CD and you will happy
to hear the great sound with that Buffalo Touch !
thanks go out to the following folks who in many diffent ways
have supported the "Touch" and helped to "LET THE
GOOD TIMES ROLL"... Norm Wilson, Judy Stringhill & Jimmy
Soldridge, Webmaster Marge, Matty Kantor, the "road crew"--
(Mike "Rocko" Kurdziel, Ken Machelski Jr. , Steve Brown,
Todd Bernys, Joe Strusienski), photography by D.C. "Jake"
Alaijko, Johnny Matyjas & St. Stan's, the Paisley Pals, Dave
& Kathy Bouza, Janine Adamczyk & Milwaukee Polka Fest,
Paul Brozek & Pulaski Park, Linda, Andy, Ron, John & Dottie
Stanky, Jeff Pelcynski, Steve Litwin, Jimmy Sturr, Jerry &
Richie Tokarz, John Stevens & the Brass Rail Gang, Eddie Blazonczyk
(Sr. & Jr.), Duane Skibinski & The LafayetteTap Room,
Chris Rivitt & The O.P. Bandshell, Canal Fest 2002, Alvin
Styczynski, Richy "Conga" Krew & the Villa II, the
Donovan Post #1626, the Chopins Singing Society, Greg Chwojdak,
Ron Dombrowski, Diamond Don, Mike Pasierb, Tony Rozek, Mark Kohan,
the Nowak family, our wives and girfriends, our families, all
the friendly bartenders, and most of all ... .... the fabulous
polka fans who have treated us so well.....
THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!