|Art des Tickets:||Stehplatz|
|Ort:||Melusina, Clausen (L)|
Frenetic energy, dynamism and sensitivity, intuition and professionalism
In 2017 Quimby, is probably one of the most popular and most galvanizing alternative rock bands.
The band plays a pulse-pumpin’ music completed with the lead singer; Tibor Kiss’s (singer, song writer, painter, guitarist) meaningful and richly visualized lyrics. When you listen to them, you can see paintings that come from the most hidden part of your mind. Virtually, you could paint the songs. Though their concerts are electrifying bursts of energy, they do it with ease and swagger, all the while involving you. Tibor Kiss has an unmistakable, emotional and sexy voice, he can lead you to your deepest emotions, only so that from there Livius Varga (co-writer, singer, percussion) can elevate you to ecstasy with his charismatic and explosive energy and rebellious songs. Unafraid of exploring new horizons, the band ignores the strict confines of popular music and explores new territories, where music tends to border analogous art forms. Don’t hesitate, just let the music speak for itself and you will be swept off your feet!
In over 25 years, Quimby has released 13 albums, two of which won the Hungarian album-of the-year Award. They also have numerous gold and platinum records. These releases are like fraternal twins: their parents are the same, but they bear only partial resemblance. From one album to the next we can feel different flavors, scents, forces and vectors—but the spirit and the energy are very much the same.
While you won’t find them anywhere else but on the Mainstage in every festival even the world-famous Sziget Festival, they also maintain a steady presence within the club and theatre scene. As one journalist put it: ’most people simply find its music and lyrics incredibly moving, and hard to resist.’ Some of the band’s songs have also become sound tracks in several Hungarian motion pictures, and they provided the music for two highly successful theatre productions, including an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ’Twelfth Night; or, As You Like It,’ in which the band performed live on the theatre stage. Their ties with the theatrical world were further reinforced by their ’Teatrum’ concert series a tour of major theatres around Hungary, where they performed a specially adapted set. Quimby collaborated with several contemporary Hungarian poets as well. On the top of it all their songs inspired foreign performers to stage them.
In 2016 they celebrated their 25th anniversary with a grandiose show in Budapest Sport Arena, with dancers and spectacular visuals: they created their own wonderland. Besides the celebration, they released their newest album called „Jónás Jelenései” on the same they of the concert, which proves their unfailing inspiration.
They have risen to legendary status in recent years and they seem unstoppable even on the international scene. Especially now that they are about to start their 4th European tour.
Tibor Kiss: vocals, guitar
Livius Varga: vocals, percussion
Szilard Balanyi: keys, backing vocals, percussion
Dodi Karpati: trumpet, keys, backing vocals
Ferenc Mikuli: bass
Ferenc Gerdesits: drums, mandolin
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