Fairy Tale is the artistic child of musician, composer and producer Peter Kravec, who came up with the name while he was at college in 1994. Between the years 1995 – 1998 the band recorded three official demo MC tapes.

Then during the next years Peter worked as a music dramaturgist and program director in a few FM radio stations. In 2003 he was managing the band Chill on the Sun and during that period he met the very talented vocalist Barbora Koláriková, the lead singer of this pop-rock band. Barbora was thrilled by Peter’s own musical ideas and so they revived the name Fairy Tale again, together with the support of other guest musicians.

The very first self released CD „Sound Mirrors“ (2005) was referred to as an unusual mix of rock, ambient, electronic and world music.

Three years later they recorded another album „Dream“ (2008) which was released under the publishing brand Hev-Het Tune. This is an interesting mix of melancholy haze with elements of ambient, pop and clearer inclination towards classic art / prog rock sound. The album had very good reviews at home, as well as in other countries.

The third studio album „Loveland“‚ (2011, Hev-Het Tune) is again a pretty ambitious work. Loveland offers a colorful sound mosaic from metal guitars to fragile lyrics of gentle pop ballads. However, the band does not avoid experimenting with sounds and effects, and the result is a great connection between instrumentalists and the unmistakable vocals of Barbora Koláriková.

Fairy Tale albums are very well produced because Peter Kravec has many years of experience and he also runs his own professional recording studio.

In the following years, a longer break follows, during which the side project Babokalyps was created. The debut album „Veľký voz“ (2017, Hev-Het Tune) has a different, more acoustic sound in terms of genre. The lyrics are sung in Slovak, but the typical author’s handwriting is still recognizable.

Peter Kravec says… „Babokalyps was a kind of cup of clear water. After letting a fresh air into our heads, we were missing a more prog rock sound again.”

The result was a brand new Fairy Tale album called “That is the Question” (2021, Hev-Het Tune) Very nice CD digipak with artwork by the „one & only“ designer artist Hugh Syme with a mastering touch by the legendary British mastering engineer. Simon Heyworth.

Like everything in life, also the band and its creation of new songs need their time for maturing in final form.

To shorten the wait for new material, they came with the idea to refresh their discography with new EP albums in so called Bypass series, which was created as a concept of spontaneous release of rare materials, outside the traditional context of studio albums.

First act was “Live session in studio” (2023). The idea arose during the preparation of a video session in the studio, where the band wanted to shoot a few shots for the video clip for the song Wake Up. But in the end they decided to record everything live, all the musicians around a drum kit in one room… a very raw and loud approach, but also very live.

Peter Kravec describes…

“It was quite a demanding day and we played other songs without knowing if it was worth it. Finally, when we heard the result after several weeks of working on the mixes, we decided to share this unique energy.”

At the end of summer 2023 the band accepted a precious invitation to the prominent Headbanger FM show of Slovak radio. A dramatic storm accompanied the entire evening and so the elements of heavenly fire and art came together in a special symbiosis.

It was the feedback of some fans that inspired the band to use this material for Bypass 2.

Anyway, another EP album Live on the Radio (Bypass 2.) is not just a simple transcription of the broadcast recording. The session was sensibly edited and selected the most interesting parts of the performance. Sound is also a bit adjusted and remastered and there were some slight sound designs added to improve the atmosphere.

This new release presents a compilation of the best, rare and nice artistic moments that Fairy Tale played that evening.