Severyn Krayevski, (born January 3, 1947 in Poland). Renowned Polish guitarist, singer, composer, and arranger. Leader of Czerwone Gitary (Red Guitars), one of the most loved rock bands in the history of Polish popular music. Since 1997, a successful solo artist with the current #1 album in Poland.
From a very young age, Severyn Krayevski loved music and knew
that it was his passion. He first learned to play the violin and piano and studied classical music, the only music program available at the time. Growing up in Sopot, he had the opportunity to hear music from around the world, and once he heard the popular music of the early 60s, he became consumed by the sound, learned guitar, and knew that he would never stop playing it. As a teenager he often played at the infamous club in Sopot, Non Stop.

In 1965 Severyn Krayevski became a member of Czerwone Gitary, whose hits include "Anna Maria", "Nie Zadzieraj nosa ,
Takie ladne oczy", and "Jedno jest zycie".
Because Krayevski was still in high school when he joined the band, and rock music was frowned upon there, he had to perform under the alias, Robert Marczak, chosen randomly from the phone book. Between 1965 and 1969, Czerwone Gitary released a new album every year that immediately went gold, with record breaking sales. The collaboration of Krzysztof Klenczon, the leader of Czerwone Gitary at the time, and Severyn Krayevski was magical and they took Eastern Europe by storm. Czerwone Gitary became wildly
popular in Poland, Russia and Germany;
they were the Beatles of Eastern Europe.
Severyn Krayevski and Krzysztof Klenczon were often compared to Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Klenczon was the partying, charismatic one and Krayevski, the quiet, poetic one.
In 1969, Klenczon left the band, and although Krayevski then became the leader and continued to create hits including
"Plona Gory, Plona Lasy", "Trzecia milosc-zagle" and "Remedium"
(later popularized by Maryla Rodowicz)
In 1990, tragedy struck Krayevski's life,
when in his young son died in a terrible car accident causing Krayevski to retreat from public almost completely
Krayevski wrote music for Film and TV , most notably for a famous TV series. "Jan Serce", "Och Karol" for the film, "Uprowadzenie Agaty" and many others...
He also wrote for various other artists in Poland, including Andrzej Piaseczny, Urszula Sipinska and Maryla Rodowicz, as well as artists from Russia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, Finland, Portugal and England. In addition, he continued his successful solo career with hit albums including "Lubie ten smutek", "Strofki na gitare", and "Jestem". His current album including the hit song, "Znowu Pada", went to #1 a week after its release. Severyn Krayevski's music has touched fans in the most unlikely of places and circumstances. An avid fan from Japan, heard Krayevski's music everyday as she carpooled to work with a Polish co-worker. Even though she didn't speak Polish, Krayevski's music deeply moved her. After her co-worker tired of translating every song, she decided to learn Polish herself. After years of studying in her homeland, she even traveled to Sopot, Poland to perfect the language. Now, she is not only a huge fan of Krayevski's music, but his expressive, eloquent lyrics and storytelling as well.

For millions of Poles, Krayevski is the symbol of Polish music. In 2007, the 54th National Polish Song Festival was dedicated to his work. His songs have also garnered honors at numerous festivals including the Festival of Polish Song at Opole, the International Festival of the Troubadours in Curacao, and the World Song Festival in Los Angeles.


Severyn Krayevski currently lives in a rural wooded area outside Warsaw where he continues to experiment with the beauty and power of song.