When you're looking for a Czech Polka band in
the South Central Texas area, one name stands
out above the rest. “The Czechaholics”!!!! Their
reputation for excellence, professionalism and
pure entertainment make them the number one
choice in bands. The Czechaholics have
entertained hundreds of thousands of people in
the state of Texas, since their debut. "The
Czechaholics" was formed in November of 2002.
They began with five musicians, minimal
equipment and small crowds. As of today, The
Czechaholics still have five highly talented
musicians, and are now one of the top drawing
Czech Polka bands in all venues they play. Today,
The Czechaholics include, Mark Hermes – Piano
& Button Accordion, Vocals, Brian Svetlik –
Drums, Lead & Harmony Vocals, Greg Svetlik –
Bass Guitar, Button Accordion, Fiddle,Guitar,
Lead & Harmony Vocals, Brian Klekar – Tenor,
Alto & Soprano Saxophones, Button Accordion,
Keyboards, Lead & Harmony Vocals, Mayo Walker
– Keyboard, Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Tenor Sax &
The Czechaholics recorded their debut album,
(Spreadin’ The Tradition) in January 2006.
"Spreadin’ the Tradition" include favorites, such
as, Lover’s Kiss Waltz, Corn Cockle Polka, &
Memories of Cameron Waltz.
Their second album (Ještě Jednou – One More
Time), recorded November 2008 include, Hills of
Shiner Polka, Moon Over Moravia Waltz, and
Their Third album (Beyond the Shadows),
released April 2009 include, Green Meadow Waltz,
Champagne Polka, and Red Red Wine.
And their Latest album ("4" Čtyři), released July,
2011 include, Red Rose Polka, Happiness Waltz,
& Walk Through This World With Me.
Having been influenced by other leading Czech
polka bands, such as The Red Ravens, Dujka
Brothers, and The Vrazels' Polka Band. The
Czechaholics have formed their own unique,
more contemporary, style of music to spark
interest in the imaginative youth as well as to
gratify the traditional sound for the elder
generations. So, if you’re planning a Church
Picnic, a Polka Festival, Wedding, Family Reunion,
or just a dance on a Saturday night…… The
Czechaholics are the band that will gladly
entertain you for many years to come.