About Fort BS
The band Fort BS is a legend of the Polish punk rock scene. The group was formed in 1983 in Jelenia Góra out of fascination with punk rock and new wave music, and in opposition to the greyness and hopelessness of existence in Poland at that time. In 1984, after a few local gigs – led by charismatic vocalist Cichy – the band debuted at Jarocin Festival. At that time, the band was still inspired by the classics of the punk genre, but two years later, it presented a completely new cold wave material created under the influence of Variete from Bydgoszcz. Fort BS also played during Jarocin 85, and a year later they won the festival, and their song Rozhulantyna was on the compilation album Jeszcze młodsza generacja presenting punk-new wave leaders of that period. In 1987, the band played in Jarocin again – although as the winner they did not receive another invitation – they were forced to perform under a different name – Raya. After a few years break, in 1992 Fort BS returned to the stage and released a professional cassette Punk’n’Roll, and a year later the concert material Tutaj jest wszystko inaczej. During this time, the group played a few concerts in Poland (including at the Odjazdy Festival in Katowice’s Spodek and across the western border in Munich at the Rock – Festi). In 1994 Fort BS released their third cassette Hooligans and again played at the Jarocin Festival among others. 2015 the band started by promoting a new acoustic album.