The band was founded in 2013 by its current leader, the author of the lyrics, short stories, and music, Tomasz Organek, who is the winner of many prestigious awards (including Mateusz Trojka, Grzegorz Ciechowski’s Artistic Award of the City of Torun, the Award of the Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship).
Until now, the band released two LPs (Głupi 2014 – nominated for the 2015 Fryderyk award in the Rock Album of the Year category; and Black Madonna 2016 – which received the 2017 Fryderyk 2017 in the Rock Album of the Year and the Song of the Year categories) – both albums gained the status of a platinum album.
In the years 2016-2017, the band constituted the core of the Orkiestra Meskie Granie (MGO), with Tomasz Organek being the music director of both editions.
The ensemble consists of: Tomasz Organek (guitar, vocals), Adam Staszewski (bass), Tomasz Lewandowski (keyboards), and Robert Markiewicz (drums).
So far, the band has played several hundred concerts both in Poland and abroad (Lithuania, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Bulgaria), enjoying great interest of the audience and multi-million viewing of their music videos. Their songs hold prominent positions in the Polish radio charts.
ØRGANEK is also a regular at the largest Polish music festivals (including Woodstock Festival, Jarocin Festival, Open’er Festival, Orange Festival, Meskie Granie, European Stadium of Culture, CJG Festival, Green Festival, among others).
At the end of March 2019, the band released a double-record platinum re-edition of the Czarna Madonna album. The project featured two premiere songs, including “Niemiłość” and other previously not released songs, thus constituting an overview of the last five years of the band’s operation and an introduction to a new album the release of which is planned for the end of this year.