ABOUT JOHN GORA & GORALE & KORONA BAND
Call us by any name. We are your PARTY/VARIETY BAND playing multiple musical genres that include classic Rock & Roll, Country, Big Band, Swing, Cajun, Tex-Mex influences, Oktoberfest, Disco Polo, Polka, Waltz, Cha-cha and a casserole of music in several languages.
All our music is LIVE MUSIC - not sequenced "pushbutton style". We do 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: "Dynamic, crowd-pleasing stage performances have become a trademark of this group" - Steve Litwin, PAJ Writer
In 1990 the band released their first polka CD, READY FOR TAKEOFF with a polka version of "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" becoming their first hit. The band has released the following recordings:
READY FOR TAKEOFF - 1990
TAKE A SPIN - 1994
DUTY FREE POLKAS - 1997 (Grammy Nominated)
FOLLOW ME - 2000 (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
In August of 2008 John and the band were recognized by the IPA (International Polka Association) and won awards for the “CD of the Year” for their recording BULLETPROOF POLKAS and "IPA Song of the Year” for the song “Kiss of Fire”. "Bulletproof Polkas" was also nominated for the "JUST PLAIN FOLKS MUSIC AWARDS" in Nashville, TN.
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 and Sciences)
BPB (Buffalo Polka Boosters Club).