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DYNGUS DAY 2017 crew at the Millenium Hotel in Cheektowaga, NY

They just ivnited us for a return gig on April 2nd, 2018

We just found out that 4 songs:  Polka Playin' Fool, Dudni Woda Dudni, I Don't Know Why I Love You and Sail Away With Me have been nominated for the 2017 JPF Awards.  Thanks.
The band will be going back to the studio this winter and by spring of 2017 our next project "My Polish Roots" CD should be out

Feb. 16, 2016 HAPPY RETIREMENT TO OUR FELLOW MUSICIAN TOM BUTASH, ENJOY THE FREE TIME AND YOUR NEW COTTAGE

Mother's Day Dance 2016 in Delhi, Ontario, here we are after the gig.  Robbie Piatkowski, JG, Joe Poper, Johnny Winairz, Kyle Pacey and Mike Papuga in the back


Our latest "BUTTERFLY" CD and Song have been chosen as number one Polish style CD and Song of 2013 by the PAC (Polka America Corporation) voters as well as CD of the Year from 247polkaheaven.com Thank you to all voters. This project is a winner because of number of dedicated people that were involved in it.  Musicians, engineers, producers, supporters: Ted Lange, Johnny Winiarz, Greg Winiarz, Robbie Piatkowski, Al Piatkowski, Matt Rosinski, Gary Rhamy, Michelle Eron, Ilona DiCaro, Eugene Swick, Wayne Trinka, Rose Offerman, Alex Meixner, Ed Guca, Paul Merton and Christopher Ronikier of PMA Canada. THANK YOU - Dziekujemy

 


  April 2015 All dressed up in vintage outfits for Mock Wedding in Toronto..  Kyle, Tom, Joe, Johnny, JG & Rob

At RFDTV taping of Mollie B. show April 8, 2014 in Huron, OH.  Pictured are Dan & Laura Mateja, JG, Rob, Johnny.  Dan is gigging with us this year at many major festivals.  Laura adds a nice vocal too.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Polka Fireworks, July 4, 2014

BUTTERFLY CD as displayed at DUTY FREE stores along the

Canada/USA border on Canadian side

 


On May 25, 2013 John Gora was presented with a "LifeTime Achievement Award" from the United States Polka Association USPA in Cleveland, OH - USA. Thank you.


I'm honored to say that I've been elected to IPA Hall of Fame this past August 6th, 2011 Thank you to all the voters of IPA

It was an honour and pleasure to sing with the IPA Tribute Band from Chicago at Val's Pre-Dyngus

Day Party at the Millenium Hotel in Cheektowaga, NY on Sunday March 31st, 2013


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Our BULLETPROOF CD has been awarded 2nd place from the

JUST PLAIN FOLKS music organization for their annual 2008/2009 Music Awards which were held in Nashville, TN on August 29, 2009


March 10, 2010 - Our Polka Polayn' Fool CD has won the CD of the year and our Polka Playin' Fool song is the winner for the best original song of 2009  THANK YOU to ALL the VOTERS and POLKA AMERICA CORPORATION on behalf of Johnny Winiarz, Greg Winiarz, Robbie Piatkowski, Ted Lange, Jack Beachly, Kyle Pacey, Mollie Busta, Tommy Wanderlich, Josh Szymczak, Gary Rhamy, Matt Lewandowski, Michelle Eron and Patrick Angielczyk, Joe Rodgers. Ted Wolinski (photographer) and our CD sponsors:  
Congratulations to the winners in other categories and to all the nominees.

On Sunday April 25th our band played at RJ BULLSHOTERS in Weston, WI and that's where our PAC was presented to us.

POLKA PLAYIN' FOOL CD was also picked as BEST CD of 2009 by all the disc jockeys and listeners of WWW.247POLKAHEAVEN.COM

photo Michelle Genrich


August 2, 2008:  Our band received an award from the IPA for the best CD of 2007 and the best song "Kiss of Fire".  Thank you to all the IPA electors. 


BULLETPROOF VOTED #2 IN BEST OF 2007 - on the internet radio station www.247polkaheaven.com

247Polkaheaven.com recently released the results of their voting by IJ's and Bulletproof Polka's was voted #2 in Category #1, Polish Style CD'S.  Click Here to check out the link.


Band had a great trip to Phoenix, AZ this past Dec. 4, 5, 6, 2012  Fun time and people at the Pulaski Club

        

  John Gora, John Winiarz, Greg Winiarz, Robbie Piatkowski, Jack Beachly & Jimmy Krzeszewski in Phoenix, AZ

John with a group of Polish American friends at the Pulaski Club in Phoenix, AZ Dec. 6, 2009

 


 

 

                                                            USPA in Cleveland, OH 2008

             

                             


DYNGUS DAY on March 24, 2008 in Buffalo was a huge success.  All places packed including our IV Stallions.

Here are few pics from IV Stallions

Mor photos from DYNGUS DAY 2008 will be posted on our Photo Page.  Thanks for your support.


GRAMMY SHOW 2008

The Grammy's are history now. We did not win the trophy but 4th Nomination is an honour and we got a lot of complimentary media coverage for it. We had a great time in Los Angeles. We partied with many other nominees especially with the guys and gals from our category. Alex Meixner, Bubba Hernandez, Ann Marie, Jeff Barnes, Walter Ostanek, Brian Sklar and their entourages. Our schedule was like this: On Wednesday Feb. 6th we went to the ELLEN SHOW, on Thursday we had a beautiful reception for all the Canadian Grammy Nominees at the Canadian Consulate - very classy event - Jennifer Lynn Communications did a fantastic job arranging all of it. Thanks. On Thursday night we went to a local bar to see Alex and Bubba perform. Friday was sightseeing day and we even took the LA Metro to Hollywood for a dinner and stroll on Hollywood Blvd. Saturday was the pre Grammy party and life time achievements awards at the Wilshire Ebel Theatre. Sunday, 8 AM mass at the Cathedral (very large, modern & impressive building), Afternoon was the pretelecast awards and then Sunday evening the Grammy show and then post Grammy party. Busy busy 5 days. Our hotel Westin Bonaventure was very elegant. Great memories. Thank you Lord. BTW - Congrat's to Jimmy Sturr for winning his 17th Grammy. 

Here are few photos from Grammy 2008 - More pics are on our Photo Album link below.

      

     

 


MILWAUKEE POLISH FEST, Milwaukee, WI -  June 24, 2007

                  

       Molly Busta on guest vocals, Johnny, Kyle, Greg, Jack, Ted, Robbie and John

 


On Sunday June 10/07 We had a nice get together at Ricky Malkiewicz's place to celebrate Rick and Lori's 25th wedding anniversary.  It was nice to have a big jam session with: Ricky and Stan Malkiewicz, Ed Humeniuk, Ed Guca, John, Greg & Tony Winiarz, Mike Papuga, Henry Szarota, Mike Machulec and Ed Grzesik.


 Robbie trying new Bose excercise    4/28/07            Ladies in Ludlow (4/28/07) doing polka macarena?

Few photos from Dyngus Day celebration at IV Stallions Bar in Cheektowaga, NY on April 9, 2007

               

                                          

                 

                                                                                                                                                                     

At Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ontario                        Polish Fest in June of 2006 www.polishfest.org    

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 17, 2006 a little Christmas party get together in Milton, Ontario.  Sitting down: Stan Malkiewicz, Tony Winiarz, Tommy Wanderlich, Johnny Winiarz, Rick Malkiewicz, Joe Poper, John G., Glenn Robbie, Robbie Piatkowski, Greg Winiarz, Hank Wroblewski and Michael Malkiewicz.

 

Roncesvalle Village Polish Festival in Toronto, Ontario September 17, 2006

 

Greg Winiarz on bass                             John, Kyle, Joe, Ted and Greg in doing "Wszyscy Polacy"

Al Piatkowski, Johnny Wanderlich & Greg Winiarz horsing around in Holiday, FL

 

 

 

 

     
 
   

 

     
 
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