About me

Hello there! I’m Maciek, originally from Poland and a former Londoner, but now I’ve made my home in beautiful New Zealand with my lovely wife. My life’s been quite a journey, and music has always been my faithful companion along the way.

I spend my days composing music that feels true to my heart, producing records for some incredibly talented artists, and playing live gigs with my band JT+Agnostics, Ben Gilgen Show Band and others. Whether we’re in small clubs or at big music festivals, connecting with people through music is what I love most.

A few years back, at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, I was lucky enough to get some kind words from Sam Edwards at the Waikato Times. He called my performance a “musically informed lesson in guitar” – that meant a lot to me. More recently, Mike Alexander described my style as “evocative but understated“, particularly praising my single “Mr. Ponsonby” for its “fluid guitar lines and laid-back solo“.

My latest project is an album called AWA, inspired by the stunning landscapes and rich culture of New Zealand. It’s really a tribute to this place that’s become my new home and is filled with tracks that I hope will move and inspire you as much as they do me.

My musical journey started with the British Invasion bands, and everything changed when I heard Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” That was the moment I knew I had to pick up a guitar. Over the years, my tastes have evolved from rock to jazz, influenced by legends like Miles Davis, and now I find myself exploring the roots of blues and soaking up music from around the world.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope my music can be a part of your journey too.