The Royal Klobasneks
The Royal Klobasneks are dedicated to preserving the traditional American polka sound of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s for modern audiences. Closest in sound to the 'Dutchman-style' bands popular in the American midwest, the Klobasneks have a lively sound that always get the crowd going. They feature a repertoire steeped in Czech, German, and Austrian music, as well as great traditional American polkas, waltzes, and pop tunes.

After years of playing polkas and ethnic music for restaurants, dances, and events, Matt decided to put together a band, so in the summer of 2010, Matt Tolentino assembled a 7-piece traditional polka band. Much like the Singapore Slingers proved a success at adapting his music for full orchestra, the Royal Klobasneks quickly found work preserving the traditional American polka sound for listeners and dancers alike.

A great deal of thanks, and inspiration, is owed to his friend Michael Morris, a native of Temple, TX who boasts a strong appreciation for his Czech heritage. Morris, who's father led a small brass band, inherited many of the original orchestrations his father played, and inspired Matt to put the group together, and allowed him to make copies of his father's arrangements, in order to jumpstart the group.
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The Royal Kloabasneks are proud to announce the arrival of their brand new CD! "Here We Go!" is the band's first CD - now available for purchase.

Polkas, waltzes, and much more - great old time, traditional music for your listening pleasure.

1. Herz Schmerz 
2. Helena Polka
3. Tulips From Amsterdam
4. Die Fischerin Vom Bodensee
5. Bummel Petrus Schottische 
6. A Night In May
7. Hopeless Polka
8. San Antonio Rose
9. Les Sirenes
10. Repete Polka
11. Red Wing
12. Blue Skirt Waltz
13. Cherry Pickers Polka
14. Red Head Polka
15. Are You Lonesome Tonight?


CDs are $15. Visit our CD Baby site or iTunes to purchase and download your copy of the album.
Physical copies are also available - email Matt@MattTolentino.com to order yours.
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UPCOMING SHOWS

We had a great 2016 Oktoberfest season. See you next year!
We can't wait to play for all the dancers and those who love polka music. Much like Matt's Singapore Slingers, the Royal Klobasneks strive to preserve traditional dance music- the music that delighted generations of dancers and listeners. Here's to the next Oktoberfest season!