Rafal Janowski ( Raf. ) – a charismatic singer, gifted songwriter. His songs capture the heart and encourage reflecting on the world around us. A musician, whose original arrangements do not leave anyone indifferent.
His adventure with music began in childhood through participation in different festivals and vocal workshops. Close to his heart reggae and rock music. Rafal’s roots are in Lower Silesia – Lubin, from there, his first compositions originate.
In 2002 a band – HOLY was founded with musicians from Lubin, Legnica and Glogow. In 2004 he began his adventure with NAAMAN and reggae music. A year later, thanks to commitment and shared passion there appeared a maxi single: Reggae Ragga Dub Style. A song called Syjon of which Rafal is the author, was on the compilation publishing magazine Free Colours – The Young Lions of Polish Reggae.
In 2005, along with his wife Agnieszka he left Poland and moved to Ireland to Dublin, where he currently lives and works. In 2010, the friendly band Naaman invited him to co-operate and record 3 tracks on its debut album: “Strength”, which was released in 2011 and published by Lion Stage Records. Songs such as: “His Love”, “Lova Ya” and “Zapominamy” contain great arrangements, lyrics and expressive vocals as pointed out by many critics.
In Ireland together with a guitarist Piotr “Kopara” Karel ( Frühstück, Beauty for Ashes ), they started to work on Rafal’s first solo album – “Child of Happiness – Worship Straight From The Heart”. The CD contains 10 new and fresh songs of praise and worship from mainstream western melodic pop-rock guitars. From August 2013 this album is on sale in Poland, Ireland and in The UK and the profit from it will support financially children in Zambia, India, The Philippines and Poland.
In July 2016 a new maxi-single album was released: “Riddim & Flow” in collaboration with House of Riddim ( Austria ) i TEKA ( Germany ). This album is now available to order by email or on iTunes store. See you!!!