Ennis Czech Boys

ennis czech boysIt started out as three young friends from Ennis learning to play Czech music together. It has developed into a new band with a fresh face – in fact, nine fresh new faces. Fittingly, they call themselves "The Ennis Czech Boys." Now, let's learn more about the Ennis Czech Boys.

When Jon David Marek decided to learn the accordion in July of 2004, he couldn't foresee what it would lead to years later. But with the help of the accomplished accordionist David Slovak (of "Czech and Then Some"), the band started coming together.

First, Jared Prachyl joined, playing the bass guitar and doing lead vocals. Then Corey Mikula came in on drums. The new threesome wanted to carry on the "tradition" of Czech music from Ennis. They were joined by Trey Sylvester on keyboard and backup vocals. Trey also serves as the bands booking agent. Then more young musicians joined the band. Jerry Petter joined the group bringing a lot of versatility with his knowledge of music. Jerry gave the band a saxophone, guitar, vocalist and much more. Zeke Martinez, another great musician, shortly followed in with the band giving them his great ear for music and sound. He also brings his knowledge of percussion, guitar, piano and vocals. Also, joining the group in 2009 was Frank Vrla III. Frank is another very talented musician from the Ennis area bringing years of experience and wisdom to the group. Frank is well known for his guitar playing, and also contributes with a great tone playing opposite Jerry on the saxaphone.

These young men now make up the "Ennis Czech Boys."


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