Atomik Harmonik performed at the Eurovision Song Contest which took place at the end of January and they won a breathtaking third place.
In August 2006, a young and feisty Tejči joined the group and brought even more energy to it which can definitely be felt on a new album released at the end of October.
In november 2006 the last album Screeeam! (Vriskaaaj!) with its hit single Scream al loud as you can was released.
Since her birth Špela has been living with her mum Magda in the town of Domžale where dance and music presented a big part of her life. At the age of five she started dancing at a dance school Kazina whereas she got acquainted with singing when she was seven – at the RTV Slovenia choir. At the same time she took part in the then popular Karaoke show where out of 13 performances she managed to get/made it six times to the finals of the competition.
Many people mostly remember her as a member of Foxy Teens, a popular teenage group, where she spent two wonderful years. It was here that she gained a lot of new experience which definitely come in handy at Atomik Harmonik. Apart from music and dance she also does aerobics and is planning to teach aerobics courses in the future. She also has a number of other hobbies such as swimming, rollerblading, shopping, etc. She likes watching good films, especially comedies.
Mateja Vuk - Tejči
Tejči, an energetic girl who is always smiling, comes from Domžale, too. Already as a child she would dance to lively music in their bedroom, holding a wooden spoon in her hands. In primary school she was singing in a choir and as far as her first love, dancing, is concerned, she practiced it for years in a dance school. She is a sociable girl whose laughter and good mood are contagious.
At the moment she is in the 4th year of secondary school in Domžale and one day she would like to become a primary school teacher because she loves children.
The hyperactive Jani has been addicted to music all of his life. The nicest memories which marked his childhood are connected with music. As a child he would regularly attend the practice of the local village band where he would take pride in watching his father blowing the trumpet. As Janez would have it, he was enrolled at a music school at the age of 8 where he learnt to play the accordion. As a teenager he formed his first bigger rock band called Heroji hrupa (Heroes of the Noise) with whom he recorded their first song in a studio. He likes reminiscing about his first videos which he filmed at the beginning of the 90s whereas today he is deemed one of the Slovenian most noted directors of commercial videos. Apart from directing, Jani has also successfully launched a group Ritem Planet which has produced a few hits on the Slovenian music scene (“Lips without Kisses” (“Ustnice brez poljubov”), “Sky without a Cloud” (“Nebo brez oblačka”), “Topless” (“Zgoraj brez”), etc.).
Jani’s motto in life is a Latin saying CARPE DIEM (seize the day) because life is too short to be wasted on bad mood and trivial things.
Dejan Čelik - Frai Toni
Dejan Čelik - Frai Toni from Kamnik was born on 29 November 1977 in Ljubljana. He found the joys of accordion already as a child by learning how to play it at a music school. While his teenage peers were mostly watching MTV, he felt much closer to folk pop music and therefore also started to learn the button accordion (frajtonarica). Because he always took the instrument with him, his colleagues and friends started calling him Frai Toni. Apart from that, Toni is also an enthusiastic cook. He says that he likes spending his free time fishing and being in nature. Apart from creating music, his aim in life is /he would like to have a small house, a wife, five children, a dog and a cat.