Szymon Chudy – guitar player, composer, music producer.
Szymon Chudy gave almost seven hundred concerts in five countries. He participated in recording of over a dozen albums, two of which brought spectacular success. Szanuj went double platinum, whereas Jamaican Trip, recorded in Tuff Gong – the legendary Bob Marley studio in Jamaica, quickly became a gold album. Together with StarGuardMuffin, Szymon Chudy was ranked fourth on the Uncharted list by the US Billboard magazine. The band was also awarded a prize from the Consulate of Jamaica in Poland.
Szymon was the only Pole among two hundred most promising young musicians in Europe according to the board of the EU project Euro-Mediterranean Youth Music Expo. As a result, he took part in a series of concerts and workshops in Cyprus, where he played with musicians from all over the Europe. He was then invited to take the stage in Cairo and Alexandria.
Today Szymon Chudy continues to pursue his adventure with music, seeking novel artistic experiences.
Within the last couple of years Szymon performed or recorded with a number of top-notch artists, such as Edyta Górniak, Krzysztof Cugowski, Kamil Bednarek, Capleton, Chezidek, Dean Fraser, Wojtek Mazolewski, Piotr Baron, Mesajah, Stephen Newland, Natalia Niemen, just to name a few.
At the moment he works on his own independent band Chilli Crew and also prepares his solo material. Szymon also performs with Ras Luta and Teatr Piosenki.
In the past he has cooperated with The Lions / Lion Vibrations (2012-2017), Bakshish (2015-2016), Bethel (2012-2015), Kamil Bednarek + StarGuardMuffin (2009-2012).
Bakshish – Live at Voda
Bethel – Dobrze, że jesteś
Chilli Crew – A Ty
Chilli Crew – Miłości
Krzysztof Cugowski – Przebudzenie
Lion Vibrations (obecnie The Lions) – Friends
StarGuardMuffin (Bednarek) – Jamaican Trip
StarGuardMuffin (Bednarek) – Szanuj
StarGuardMuffin (Bednarek) – Ziemia Obiecana
Teatr Piosenki – Imiona Wolności
The Wiff – Dao
In addition, Szymon eagerly shares his knowledge and experiences, leading one of the most popular Polish guitar blogs / YouTube channels: GuitarWay.
The YouTube channel is subscribed for over 21k subscribers. The blog in the 2018 was visited by over 56k unique users.
Szymon is also one of the editors of the InfoGitara – one of the leading industry portals.
Choose a band or a song.
Szymon proudly promotes only brands that he uses on a daily basis. His initial hardware set includes:
- Ovation Elite Plus, acoustic guitar accompanying it during concerts and TV / radio programs with acoustic repertoire
- The Ufnal Yellow Sixties electric guitar from an exquisite Polish manufactory, one of his basic instruments
- D’addario NYXL, EJ and EXL strings, which he uses in all his guitars; from the best Polish distributor – Music Dealer
- Root Effects Vintage Drive overdrive, responsible for his characteristic, distorted sound
I pay special attention to the sound. In fact I am crazy about it. I have tried out dozens of guitars, effects, and amps. Although I keep seeking, I feel I have already found the sound I was looking for. I am even more glad since I have the pleasure to cooperate with leading brands.Szymon Chudy
Guitars: Ovation Elite Plus Koa Burst, Ufnal Modern Classic, Gibson Goldtop ’70, Fender Telecaster ’78, Hofner Thin President E2, Baton Rouge X10C
Effects: Root Effects Vintage Drive, Ibanez TS-9 ’83, MXR Phase 90 ’74, Ibanez CP-9 ’87, G Lab GSC-4, WW-1, DR-3 i SD-1
Mikes: Telefunken CU-29, Sennheiser e906, Sontronics Delta
Studio: Retro Powerstrip, RME Fireface 800, Logic
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