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EMIL FRATRIK

 

ABOUT

...born in 1968 in Czechoslovakia and raised in musician family. He took his first piano lessons at age of six, but his passion for rhythm and groove was stronger, so he started studying drums at fourteen years of age at the Conservatory of Music in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Emil started to perform professionally at age of 17, when he joined one of the most popular new wave bands in Slovakia - BANKET. Since then, he has been working as a "first call" session and touring drummer with great number of local and international artists. He also worked for major labels such as Sony/ BMG, Universal, EMI, Mute, and more. Up till now, with his unique and tight sound, he has already participated on more than eighty records, four musicals and six original soundtracks. Moreover, he appeared in various TV show house bands (e.g., Czech Pop Idol 2004 - 2006) and played thousands of gigs and international festivals.

At the present time, he works mainly as a studio/session player and touring musician.

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CREDITS AND SERVICES

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CREDITS

International credits:

Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group, Iggy Pop, David Bowie), Delmar Brown (Gill Evans Orchestra, Sting), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Jeff Lorber), Gary Bias (Earth Wind and Fire), VINX (Jungle Funk), band leader and musical director of Landgraf Gmbh Germany (musical production "Blue Jeans"2003), co-production of Henry Toth & "Big H" album Spirit of Memory (feat. Lew Soloff, Vesta Maxey), participation on export of Czech musical "Hamlet" to the U.S, readings for Abingdon Theatre company in New York (2003, 2004) with composer Janek Ledecky and arranger Martin Kumzak


Local credits (Czech Republic/Slovak Republic):

Banket, VV Systém, Adriena Bartošová, Marika Gombitová, Robo Grigorov, Miro Žbirka, Tublatanka, A conto, Ash Band, Richard Müller, Gustav Brom big band, P.S., TUTU, P.P.F, Team, Paľo Habera, Lucia Šorálová, Leona Machálková, Janek Ledecký, Henry Tóth & Big H, Demikát, Andrej Šeban, Dežo Ursíny, Ivan Král, Pajky Pajk, Deep´n Space, Burma Jones, Oskar Rozsa Quartet, Finally, RYTMUS (Král Spiš Tour), Peter Lipa Band, Marián Čekovsky band, Šani Sássi band, Chill Pill Live Band I., Otta Balage band, Dara Rolins, Marián Varga, Bára Basiková, Michal Pavlíček, Ilona Csáková, Felix Slováček Big Band, Burma Jones, Žáha, Eggnoise, CoCoCaFe, Ondřej Soukup, Anita Soul, Rado Tariška Radio band, Marco Pillo Band, Karpatskí Pastieri, InTime, Michael Kocáb, MMM

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LIVE PERFORMANCES

Emil loves collaborating with other musicians. If you’re looking for a top-notch musician/drummer, who will be a pleasure to work with on your tour or gig, you don’t need to look any further. Whatever your musical need, Emil is always available to get the job done with dedication and professionalism guaranteed.

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RECORDING SESSIONS

You can rest assured knowing, that you’ve found a musician you can definitely rely on. With over thirty years of experience in music and ability to deliver a tight, spot-on and distinctive sound, you’ll love working with Emil. If you’re looking for a great musician to produce and track professional drum parts for your recording session, feel free to get in touch.

 
 
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  • 1988 – Banket: Druhá doba?!

  • 1990 – Miro Žbirka: K. O.

  • 1990 – Banket: Vpred?

  • 1991 – Robo Grigorov: Noconi

  • 1992 – Dežo Ursiny: Ten istý tanec

  • 1992 – Tutu: Mr. Jazzman

  • 1993 – Richard Stanke: Kiss the Sky

  • 1993 – Isabelle: Odvrátená tvár

  • 1993 – Adriena Bartošová: Blue Afternoon

  • 1994 – Miro Žbirka: Samozrejmý svet

  • 1994 – Dežo Ursiny: Príbeh

  • 1994 – Monika Absolonová: Dál jen při mně stůj

  • 1994 – Ivan Kral: Nostalgia

  • 1994 – Andrej Šeban: Čo som dal

  • 1995 – Peter Lipa: Naspäť na stromy

  • 1995 – Janek Ledecký: Některý věci jsou jenom jednou

  • 1995 – La Rubia: Fiesta

  • 1995 – Berco Balogh: Farbami dýcha noc

  • 1995 – Demikát: Grejtst Hic

  • 1995 – Dežo Ursiny: Posledný pribeh -Live

  • 1996 – The Big H: Breath

  • 1996 – PPF: PPF

  • 1996 – Rasťo Novotný: Prvá kvapka

  • 1996 – Voloď: Biele miesta tiel

  • 1997 – Janek Ledecký: Mít kliku

  • 1999 - Rusalka Musical

  • 1999 - Hamlet Musical

  • 2000 – Henry Tóth: The Spirit of Memory

  • 2000 – Team: 7edem

  • 2000 – P. S.: Dobré ráno

  • 2000 – Voloď: Čas, keď si sám

  • 2000 – Pavol Habera: Boli sme raz milovaní

  • 2000 – Pavol Habera: Habera 2

  • 2002 – Lucia Šoralová: Zblízka

  • 2002 – Ivan Kral: Photoalbum

  • 2002 - Galileo Musical

  • 2003 – Miro Žbirka: The best of 93 – 03

  • 2003 – P. S.: Info

  • 2004 – Petra Janů: Jsem jaká jsem

  • 2005 – Leona Machálková: Voda divoká

  • 2006 – Bohouš Josef and Burma Jones: Všechno má svůj čas

  • 2006 – Henry Tóth: Breath and Blue (2CD)

  • 2006 – P. S.: Bez zbytočných rečí

  • 2006 – Pavol Habera: To sa stáva

  • 2006 – Michael Foret: Forte

  • 2007 - Eggnoise Albumen

  • 2008 - Chill Pill One night only DVD

  • 2008 - Müller spieva Lasicu,Lasica spieva Müllera - Lasica a Müller spievajú Filipa

  • 2010 - Finally Myspace

  • 2010 - Eggnoise Yolk

  • 2013 - Eggnoise 4

  • 2013 - Peter Lipa Návšteva po rokoch

  • 2016 - Ramon Muzika

  • 2019 - In Time Krajina hudby

  • 2019 - Karpatskí Pastieri

  • 2021 - Ivan Dimitrov And So It Is

  • 2021 - PPF ( limited vinyl edition )

INSTRUMENTS

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DRUMS

As an over twenty years long Sonor drums geek, Emil uses wide variety of Sonor drums. The most used are Delite and S-Classix Series.

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SNARE DRUMS

Emil is well known for playing quite a few instruments, including these three beautiful custom hand-made pieces. These are 13” x 5” 26mm thick beech shell snare made by Hittrich Drums, 13" x 7 maple "F-Series Red dot Signature snare and "14” x 6,75“ maple snare with mahogany reinforcement hoops, both made by M-Drums-Miro Moskal.

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CYMBALS

Most used setup are Anatolian ´s

13" Diamond Trinity HH, 20" Emotional Flat Top Ride, 15", 17" Emotional Crashes, 18" FX, 20" Ultimate Ride ( opt. 20" Custom prototype Ride ), stack 8"  cracked splash over 10" splash, but variety of Zildjians are also ready

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STICKS AND DRUMHEADS

Vater drumsticks and Evans Drumheads endorser

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CHECK OUT MY NEW SIGNATURE SNARE DRUM

- 13“x7“ maple block shell ( 10mm shell thickness )
- Mahogany reinforcement hoops
- Black matt finish
- Double ended tube lugs,

- Silver matt „F" badge,
- RedDot air vent
- 2,3 mm Power hoops
- Sonor Dual Glide snare strainer
- Puresound 13x24 wires
- Evans Heads fitted as standard

 

SPECIAL THANX TO

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EVANS DRUMHEADS

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VATER DRUMSTICKS

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BACKLINE.SK

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GBM EUROPE

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