Electro-pop band Midi Lidi was formed and built in 2006 around the backbone of the band The Beautiful Removal Man Gerard & Sexual Furniture. Up until 2011, the band members were Petr Marek (vocals, electronics, keyboards), Marketa Lisa (vocals, electronics, keyboards, saxophone), Prokop Holoubek (vocals, drums, keyboards, clarinet, guitar) and three visual artists Filip Cenek, Magdalena Hruba and Jan Sramek, all of whom were responsible for creating the live visuals, album covers, posters and T-shirts. In 2011 new permanent member Tomino Kelar (drums, keyboards, vocals, ex Mountaineers (Mute records)) joined in the mayhem along with visual artists Teresa Ruller aka VJ TEXA and Roman Přikryl (Fiordmoss). Marketa Lisa decided to take a concert break.
2007 saw Midi Lidi release their first album Cekani na robota (“Waiting for the robot“) at the Brno based Xproductions label. The album was nominated for the Czech 2007 Grammy equivalent Andel. With the album’s critical success and nation-wide audience appreciation, the band began to tour extensively. In 2009, the band began work on their second release, as well as music for the film Protektor (dir. Marek Najbrt). Both albums, Hastrmans, Tatrmans & Bubáks (Xproduction / Malaria) , Protektor (soundtrack, Negativ s. r. o.) were released within a month of each other in the autumn of 2009. The Protektor soundtrack was awarded the prestigious Cesky lev film award and Hastrmans, Tatrmans & Bubáks was again nominated for the Andel music award. Having completed their 70-gig Bubaks tour, 2010 saw the band write music to the theatre plays Krajina se zbrani (Dejvicke divadlo) and Ubu se bavi (Divadlo Na zabradli), as well as music to the critically acclaimed documentary film Czech Peace (dir. Vit Klusak and Filip Remunda – music awarded by Cena ceske filmove kritiky) as well as the 3D movie Heartbeat 3D (dir. Jan Nemec). The band also performed in the film Marijine (directed by Ales and Zeljka Sukova). Midi Lidi‘s third release Operace “Kindigo!” was released in the autumn of 2011 (Xproduction) for which they were nominated for the Apollo music award. In 2012 the soundtrack for Polski film (d. Marek Najbrt) was again nominated for Cesky Lev and Cena ceske filmove kritiky film awards. In 2013 music for short film Tram (d. Michaela Pavlatova), based on music for Protektor was awarded on couple of film festivals in France.
Midi Lidi are known for their vast touring and appetite for live performances, which are well renowned for their immediate energy. Since the founding of the band, Midi Lidi have played hundreds of concerts in the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic as well as Poland, Russia, England, Germany, Spain and Croatia. The band has quickly established itself as a must-see festival band. They performe DJ sets aswell. All current band members are actively involved and respected in various arts within their own country and abroad. On the rapidly growing creative scene in the Czech Republic, Midi Lidi members are respected individually as filmmakers, actors, theatre artists, promoters, visual artists and graphic designers.
2011 Operace “Kindigo!”
2009 Hastrmans, Tatrmans & Bubáks
2007 Čekání na robota
2014 Kancelář Blaník
2012 Polski film
2011 HeartBeat 3D
2010 Český mír
2010 Závod ke dnu / Robota
2010 Ubu se baví
2009 Krajina se zbraní
2009 Nejlepší playbacková zpěvačka na světě
2007 Metropolis live