The SEVERKA band is a group of volunteers united in their common life philosophy. Most of our songs have been adopted and arranged by us, sometimes in a bit original way. At present, SEVERKA consists of eight /nine/ regular members.
The band was founded at and got its name from a mountain ski lodge called SEVERKA. The lodge is located in the beautiful scenery of the Giant Mountains, where a group of young men decided to hold holiday games for their children - the daily program was based on the cult movie SBS (I Enjoy the World with You)
After several demanding days full of exhausting games for children, the men desperately needed some rest. Sitting over their froth-rimmed beer glasses, the adults came to the conclusion that some good music was desperately needed at this point. Since all "real" musicians carry their instruments wherever they go, each parent brought his own along to the lodge and SEVERKA band was born.
The SEVERKA band followed the advice of Lord Byron, "It´s difficult to live with women, yet is it impossible to live without them.", and the male core of the band (Josef Vizváry -quitar, Petr Bédi - quitar, Pavel Hučík - quitar) was soon supplemented by three ladies (Míla Marková - vocal, Irena Fátorová - vocal, Martina Pilátová - contrabass, vocal).
Owing mainly to the catching vocal expression of Míla Marková, the SEVERKA band gained the attention of wider audience and professional musical juries. The band´s greatest success came in 2001 - when the band was invited to perform at "Slunovrat Festival 2001" (Pardubice) and at "Mohelnický Dostavnik 2001."" The band consisted of the following musicians: Míla Marková, Irena Fátorová, Karel Příhoda - contrabass, Duąan Čiman - mandolin, Pavel Hučík.
Unfortunately, in the same year, SEVERKA disbands due to the workload of some members. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the former members, some of them not mentioned here, for their contribution in molding the SEVERKA folk band.
In 2006, two former members, Pavel Hučík and Duąan Čičman, decided to revive the band under its original name - SEVERKA. The revival was inspired by the idea that "human beings can provide the best medicine to each other"