Many years ago the project “Souperman” was born in the head of the guitarist, singer, composer and lyric writer Robert Jančík, who was forced to suppress his passion for music “for a while” because of his studies. In the end, this “little while” lasted for more than ten years. Nevertheless, throughout this period Robert was composing various themes for himself at night, dreaming about the moment he would go on the stage again to play his own music. Finally, this moment came in 2011. Robert contacted former band players, but they were busy with other projects, or had already given up music for good. Robert was not discouraged and placed an advertisement in several internet portals…. The post of drummer was taken up immediately. Milan Horký arrived at the very first casting and it really clicked with Robert – it turned out they have similar views on music, a similar feeling for rhythm, as well as being close as people. Then it was only a matter of waiting for a bass player who could work rhythmically with Milan and fit into the band. Finally, Pavel Kocián arrived in July 2011, and everything was clear. We were complete! This means that the 1st of August, 2011 can be considered the date of the real formation of the band “Souperman”. 

From 2016 to 2017 we made some changes in the band, and finally we are now set up as the trio of Robert Jančík (vocals, guitars), Jirka Jaroš (bass, vocals) and Mirek Křenek (drums). As a permanent guest with the band performs a young, beautiful and promising singer Kateřina Svobodová.

At the end of 2019, drummer Milan Horký returns to the band and with him the band begins to prepare a new repertoire. This is how the band plays until the spring of 2023, when Jirka Jaroš leaves the band to devote himself to his other time-consuming project and Vladimír Michael Kunc, called Vlk (Wolf), jumps into the band with his five-string band.

The band has prepared a new program composed mainly of their own songs, but also of covers of their foreign inspirers, with which they tour Czech and foreign clubs and gradually prepare material for a new CD.


19. 04. 2024 Brno, M13 ROCK HELL, Benešova 22
Guitars, vocals

instruments: Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Standard, Yamaha RGX 321, Guild D-50CE STD, Ibanez AW10CE-NT, KEMPER Profiler, Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 50W, Marshall JCM 800 2204, Marshall JCM 900 MkIII 2500, Cabinet Marshall JCM 900 1960A, Majik Box Body Blow, Rocktron Guitar Silencer, Dunlop JB 95 Joe Bonamassa Signature Crybaby, plectrums Dunlop ULTEX 1,4

favorite meal: Phad Thai, pasta
favorite drink: good wine, rum Diplomatico reserva 12 aňos
favorite groups: Saga, Dream Theater
favorite musicians: Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani

played in the groups: Hrot, Titanic, Go!, project Mary 007, Kabel

Drums, vocals

instruments: Sonor 503 Force, accessories Pearl, Tama, cymbals Zildian, Paiste 2002 a Meinl, drum heads REMO, a chair Sonor, a carpet Kovral, sticks Hickory 5A

favorite meal: Chinese cuisine
favorite drink: Johnnie Walker
favorite groups: Rush
favorite musicians: Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater

played in the groups: Krevel, SAX, SAX Piják, Renovace, Půlrock, Hroši (country), Liquid Face, Arzenal Rock, Anna rock
Bass guitar, vocals

instruments: : CORT, kombo Laney, MOD Dwarf, Westone pro X 30

favorite meal: fried cheese, spaghetti, Bún bò Nam Bô
favorite drink: Baileys, Capitan Bucanero Elixír 7 Aňos, good bier
favorite bands: Queen, Shaman, Flying Colors
favorite musicians: Joe Satriani, Victor Wooten, Mike Oldfield
Vlada played in groups: Welká nervózyta (keybords), Svitávka (guitar), Akcent (keybords, guitar), Panacea (bassguitar).