Petr Muk

Petr Muk (4 February 1965 – 24 May 2010) was a Czech pop musician, composer, and performer, famous in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Muk began playing music at the age of fifteen, performing with various underground punk bands including Dural and Gas, together with classmate and later bandmate Petr Kučera.[1] From 1985 until 1993, he led the Czech synth-pop group Oceán, after which he founded the synth-pop group Shalom (1992–1996). Both these ensembles were heavily influenced by the English synth-pop duo Erasure, a band whose UK tour Oceán had supported between 1989 and 1990. In 2004, Muk released a tribute EP to his idols.

Petr Muk
Petr Muk performing in 2009
Petr Muk performing in 2009
Background information
Born(1965-02-04)4 February 1965
Český Krumlov, Czechoslovakia
Died24 May 2010(2010-05-24) (aged 45)
Prague, Czech Republic
Genres
  • Pop
  • new wave
  • synth-pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, composer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • keyboards
Years active1985–2010
LabelsEMI
Associated actsOceán, Shalom
Websitepetrmuk.cz

Since 1997, when he released his first solo album, Muk performed as a solo artist, often in musicals and operas such as Rusalka, Joan of Arc (cs), Karel Svoboda's Golem (cs), and Janek Ledecký's Galileo. On his solo records he also covered songs by artists including Olympic, Václav Neckář, and Karel Černoch.

In 2010, Muk was found dead by his wife in their home in Prague.[2][3] The official cause of death was asphyxia from vomit inhalation, and an autopsy and blood work revealed he had medical drugs and alcohol in his blood. Muk had bipolar disorder.[4]

AwardsEdit

DiscographyEdit

SoloEdit

Studio albums

EPs

  • Loď ke hvězdám (1997)
  • Ona se brání/Zrcadlo (2000)
  • Oh L'Amour (2004) – tribute to Erasure

Compilations

  • Slunce / To Nejlepší (2007)
  • Outro (2011)[6][7] – posthumous release
  • Od A do Z (2011) – posthumous release
  • Předtím...A Potom (2017) – posthumous release
  • Sny zůstanou (Definitive Best of) (to be released 24 January 2020)

DVDs

  • Zrcadlo (Videoklipy 1992–2004) (2004) – collection of music videos
  • L'Amour Tour 2004 (2005) – concert filmed in Prague on 12 December 2004

with OceánEdit

  • Dávná zem (1990)
  • Pyramida snů (1991)
  • 2 1/2 (1992)

with ShalomEdit

  • Shalom (1992)
  • Brány vzkazů (1994)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Petr Muk a Petr Štěpán – dva punkeři na jiných lodích a přeci stejných" [Petr Muk and Petr Štěpán – two punkers on different ships, and yet the same]. jesen.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 14 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Nečekaně zemřel zpěvák Petr Muk, hlas Oceánu a Shalomu" [Singer Petr Muk, the voice of Ocean and Shalom, dies unexpectedly]. Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 24 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Zemřel zpěvák Petr Muk" [Singer Petr Muk has died] (in Czech). 24 May 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Choroba, kterou trpěl zpěvák Muk, často končí sebevraždou" [Illness suffered by Peter Muk often ends in suicide]. Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 24 May 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Petr Muk – V bludišti dnů". depechemode.cz (in Czech). 19 May 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Petr Muk sa lúči posledným albumom Outro" [Petr Muk says goodbye in his latest album Outro]. pravda.sk (in Slovak). 7 March 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Vyšlo posmrtné album Petra Muka: dostalo název Outro" [Petr Muko's posthumous album has been released: it is called Outro]. Hospodářské noviny (in Czech). 18 February 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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