During the communism people didn´t live, they only endured
Alois Bouda was born on December 14, 1932 in Litovel, his father worked as a teacher and his mother was a housewife. After the war, his family moved to Rýmařov and Alois began to study at the Secondary School of Textile, Weaving and Sericulture in Brno. Yet as a small boy he liked to play piano and when being a teenager he founded a music band. After the coup in 1948 he had to become a member of the Czechoslovak Youth Union and attend its long meetings. Only a year later he was dismissed from this union, because he played a provoking song at one of the meetings. After such rebellion he was not allowed to continue in his studies. For three years he worked in a former silk weaving Flemmich and sons company. Meanwhile he continued playing with his band and in 1956 he was accepted to study piano accompaniment at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He didn´t finish his studies since he started to receive professional job offers. He played in the Orchestra of Siloš Pohanka, wrote a composition Zemeguľa (Globe), which became a hit. In 1960 he co-founded a radio big band in Bratislava and at the same year he also got married. As a direct participant he experienced demonstration against the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops in Bratislava. In 1973 he joined the band Nový Tradicionál (New Traditional), with which he travelled all around most of the European countries. During the Velvet Revolution he was on a concert tour in Spain with a T&R Band, where he found out about the fall of the communist regime. After returning home he continued playing in a radio big band until its disbandment in 1993. In 1994 he worked in the Slovak Television evening show Večer Milana Markoviča, a year later this format was rearranged to the Czech Television under a name Na šikmej ploche (On a sloping roof), where he stayed until 1999. In years 2002 and 2003 the TV show Večer Milana Markoviča was restored in the Slovak Television. Nowadays he lives with his wife in Bratislava and plays in a downtown café on Laurinská Street.