Martin Bruczkowski was born in 1965 in Warsaw. From 1983 to 1986 he studied at the English Department of the Warsaw University, then moved to Tokyo to read comparative culture. He intended to live in Japan for a year, instead, he stayed for ten. In 1996 he got so cold in an unheated Japanese flat that he decided to move to the Equator and spent the subsequent five years in Singapore. He worked as a teacher, IT consultant, translator, sound engineer, actor, graphic designer and… a drummer. In 2001 he returned to Warsaw, where he lives happily ever after with his wife Kit and son Alexander.