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.
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.
UPCOMING SHOWS

September 22nd and September 23rd, 2017
McKinney Oktoberfest
The Royal Klobasneks return to this great north Texas Oktoberfest celebration
Admission is FREE, and great food and drink abounds
Check out the great shops all along the historic downtown square
September 22 - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
September 23 - 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
 
October 7th, 2017
Paris Oktoberfest
The Royal Klobasneks have added this festival to their lineup!
Second annual Paris Oktoberfest, held on the grounds of the historic Hotel Gibralter
Live German music, food and bier, and a beautiful biergarten
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
October 8th, 2017
Southlake Oktoberfest
The Royal Klobasneks return to Southlake
Located on the grounds of downtown Southlake - FREE!
Food, bier, vendors, plus great German music!
The Klobasneks perform in the gazebo
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
October 21st, 2017
Beaumont Oktoberfest
Nice little Oktoberfest held in Rogers Park
1455 Dowlen Rd, Beaumont, TX 77706
Food and drink, plus the music of the Royal Klobasneks!
Stay Tuned for performance time...
 
 
 
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!