David Koller (born 27 September 1960) is a Czech musician and record producer.
|Born||27 September 1960|
Koller started his career in the early 1980s as the drummer of Jasná Páka and has also played in various other bands, including Žentour, Pusa, and Blue Effect. He founded the popular Czech group Lucie in 1985 and remained there until 2005, when he departed, due to disagreements with fellow members P.B.CH. and Robert Kodym. The group reunited in 2012. In 2008, he was temporarily a touring member of Chinaski, and he leads his own group, Kollerband. Koller has produced music for Miro Žbirka, Koistinen, Alice, Plexis, Walk Choc Ice, Oskar Petr, Lucie Bílá, and many others. In 2016, he produced the album Srdeční příběh for Michal Ambrož, longtime leader of the bands Jasná Páka and Hudba Praha. In 2019, he supervised the production of the album Hudba Praha & Michal Ambrož.
Other activities edit
Together with Lucie member Michal Dvořák, Koller composed the score for the films Amerika (1994), Poslední přesun (1995), and Mrtvej brouk (1998). With artist David Černý and filmmaker Alice Nellis, he opened the multicultural center MeetFactory in 2007. Koller has made appearances in several films and television productions, including Pražákům, těm je tu hej (1991), Accumulator 1 (1994), and Kancelář Blaník (2014).
Political views edit
In early 2014, Koller signed an appeal to the Sobotka government, which called for a tougher line towards Russia and the punishment of all minorities in the Czech Republic who have Russian citizenship, namely "immediate suspension of visas for Russian citizens, abolishing the possibility of dual citizenship for Russian citizens, freezing of accounts of Russian citizens in the Czech Republic in order to verify the legality of these deposits, stopping the entry of Russian business and capital into the Czech Republic".
According to Koller, "The government should make sure we choose Europe and NATO and not Russians. We express this through song, but everyone should realize that we play guitars that were made mostly in America. What has Russia given us?"
Personal life edit
Koller's son Adam is also a drummer and occasionally plays in bands with his father.
- David Koller (1993)
- Kollerband (2003)
- Kollerband – dual disc (2005)
- Nic není na stálo (2006)
- Teď a tady (2010)
- Kollerband – Unplugged (2012)
- ČeskosLOVEnsko (2015)
- David Koller & Friends (2016)
with Žentour edit
- Žentour 001 (1986)
with Pusa edit
- Pusa (1996)
with Lucie edit
- Lucie (1990)
- In the Sky (1991)
- Černý kočky mokrý žáby (1994)
- Pohyby (1996)
- Větší než malé množství lásky (1998)
- Slunečnice (2000)
- Dobrá kočzka která nemlsá (2002)
- EvoLucie (2018)
- Vše nejlepší 88–99 (1999)
- The best of (2009)
- Platinum Combo 1990–2013 (2013)
- Lucie Live! red and blue double album (1992); re-issue (1998)
- Lucie v opeře double album (2003)
- Balušek, Honza (4 November 2005). "David Koller opustil Lucii" [David Koller has left Lucie]. musicserver.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Lucie hrála na večírku PPF" [Lucie plays at PPF party]. Novinky.cz (in Czech). 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Srdeční příběh". indies.eu (in Czech). Retrieved 8 November 2022.
- "HUDBA PRAHA & MICHAL AMBROŽ vydávají po devíti letech novinkové album" [HUDBA PRAHA & MICHAL AMBROŽ release a new album after nine years]. parlophone.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 8 November 2022.
- "Nellis, Černý a Koller otevírají Meet Factory" [Nellis, Černý and Koller open Meet Factory]. iHNed.cz (in Czech). 1 October 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Herec Hrušínský, signatář výzvy k sankcím proti Rusku: Proti agresi musí protestovat každý slušný člověk" [Actor Hrušínský, signatory of the call for sanctions against Russia: Every decent person must protest against aggression] (in Czech). 18 April 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
- "Hrajeme na americké kytary. Co přišlo z Ruska? ptá se David Koller" [We play American guitars. What did Russia give us?] (in Czech). 18 April 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
- "Adam Koller: Táta je šéf, ale naslouchá" [Dad is the boss, but he listens] (in Czech). 7 June 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2019.