ABOUT JOHN GORA & GORALE BAND
ABOUT THE BAND
Call us by any name. We are your VARIETY PARTY BAND playing multiple musical genres that include Classic Rock, Country, Big Band, Swing, Oktoberfest, Disco Polo, Polka, Waltz, Cha-cha and more in several languages.
All of our music is LIVE! We provide the latest HITS with our DJ SERVICE that is complimentary when you book the band or separately as DJMUSIC.CA
The John Gora Band is "dynamic, [whose] crowd-pleasing stage performances have become a trademark of this group" - Steve Litwin, PAJ Writer
In 1998 the band released a 45 RPM Record with 2 songs. Two years later the first CD was released to make a total of 10 CD's so far. Next release will be a Christmas CD.
READY FOR TAKEOFF - 1990
TAKE A SPIN - 1993
DUTY FREE POLKAS - 1997 (Grammy Nominated)
FOLLOW ME - 1999 (Grammy Nominated)
CAN AM POLKAS - 2002
PANGORA'S BOX - 2004 (Grammy Nominated)
BULLETPROOF POLKAS - 2007 (Grammy Nominated)
POLKA PLAYIN' FOOL - 2009
BUTTERFLY - 2013
MY POLISH ROOTS & BEYOND - 2019 (IPA & USPA Award winning CD)
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
IPA Album of the Year - Bulletproof Polkas
IPA Song of the Year - Kiss of Fire
Bulletproof Polkas was also nominated for the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Nashville, TN. In 2020 four of our songs from various albums are on the list of Just Plain Folks for Spotify.
In 2011, John was inducted into the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame.
John also received the USPA Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Polka Association (USPA) in 2012 for his contributions to the world of polka music.
Favorite Polish Style Group of the Year - John Gora & Gorale
Favorite Polish Style Male Vocalist of the Year - John Gora
Favorite Polish Style Album of the Year - My Polish Roots & Beyond
Favorite Polish Style Song of the Year - Walentyna
The awards will be presented at the 52nd Annual IPA Convention and Festival in Buffalo, NY on September 5, 2020
on May 23rd, 2020 John and the band were also recognized by the USPA as winners for the 2019 Music Awards in the following categories:
USPA Male Vocalist - John Gora
USPA Recording - My Polish Roots & Beyond
USPA Song - Walentyna
Here is WALENTYNA as put together by Les Kapuscinski with his great photos
Thank you and remember that "LIVE" music is best.
John Gora is an active member of:
USPA (United States Polka Association)
IPA (International Polka Association)
NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences)
CARAS (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts