Ivan & The Parazol / Jazz&Blues Club, Targu Mures (RO)
Ivan & The Parazol

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Ivan & The Parazol
For rock music fans, who would love to have the 60’s and 70’s rock freshened up with some modern touch, Ivan & The Parazol is a cheeky young rock and roll band whose catchy rock tunes ensure that rock music will never go out of style. Unlike other bands, Ivan & The Parazol stays fresh and due to their charismatic frontman and their energy on stage foreshadow a rising of a new beat generation.
Biography Selling out high profile venues, having a Main Stage slot at Sziget Festival 2014 foreshadows a rising of a new beat generation. Ivan & The Parazol, the five piece rock and roll band’s career started in 2010, when they met at a private music school in Budapest. Their groovy rock tunes quickly resulted them a very engaged and rife audience.
Their first LP titled ‘Mama Don’t You Recognize, Ivan & The Parazol?’ in 2012 got positive reviews from both the fans and critics in Hungary. At the same time, two years after their founding they already got invited to play at the prestigious SXSW Showcase Festival in the USA, the world’s biggest music industry event for seeking new stars. The group’s successful debut at the festival got them a slot at CBGB Festival in New York City in 2013, a number of shows in London, UK, and an MTV EMA local prize for the Best Hungarian Act 2013.
The recognition grew forward when they got invited to support the mighty classic rockers, Deep Purple at the Budapest stop of their 2014 arena tour in February.
In the meantime the band’s hit song ‘Take My Hand’ from their debut LP became the official promo song of the SXSW 2014, so following the debut at an arena setting, the band rushed back to the US again to play the legendary Palm Door in Austin, TX during the 2014 SXSW festival. Their performance now caught not just the audience, but the attention of the press internationally and got them positive feedback for their live shows.
They played the main stage at Sziget 2014 and delivered the festival’s anthem in 2014: ‘Together’ from their 2nd LP - Mode Bizarre.
The first single from the 3rd album, ‘Modernial’ was released in March 2015, and instantly became one of the requested songs among fans and made it to the hungarian radio charts as well. The title track of the LP became the second Nr 1. song of the band (after ’Take My Hand’) on MR2-Petőfi Rádió (Hungarian National Radio).
They have had several sold out gigs in the biggest club venue in Budapest (Akvárium Club – 1400 capacity). In 2016 Ivan & The Parazol played at Eurosonic-Norderslaag
As for 2017, it is also a busy and exciting time for Ivan & The Parazol. In July they returned to the states not only to play a few shows in California, in clubs like The Viper Room, but to start the recording proccess of their 4th album in the legendary EastWest Studios with the help of the Grammy Award winning engineer Wil Anspach. They layed down the tracks (including some vocal parts sang by Ellie Fletcher from Crystal Fighters) for three brand new, raw rock ’n’ roll songs and willing to go back in a few months to record the rest of the new material.
Acknowledgements
2010 - MTV Hungary - Best Brand New Bands nomination
2013 - SXSW showcase performance
2013 - CBGB showcase festival invitation, New York
2013 - MTV Europe Music Award Best Hungarian Act winner
2014 - ‘Take My Hand’ chosen as the official promo song of SXSW
2014 - SXSW showcase festival invitation
2014 - ‘Together’ chosen as the official Sziget Festival Anthem

Press Reviews
“In addition to humming guitars and booming drums Ivan Vitaris adds a great deal of coolness that seems to be mandatory for this kind of sound.”
Austrian Press Agency, AUT
“Album of the week” in CW30
Campuscharts, GER: Campuscharts
“An album full of devotion and smartness.”
Plattenladentips, GER
“These five Hungarians rock! This is one of the best 70s-style records of the modern age!”
Subway, GER:
“Rock hymns meet midtempo burner, indie floorfiller and songs that get stuck into your head – very impressive!”
Glitterhouse, GER:
“With Mode Bizarre Ivan & The Parazol hit the Bulls-Eye.”
Public, GER
“As long as there are garages, literal and metaphorical, there will be bands like Ivan & the Parazol. The Budapest quintet bashes out four-chord melodic rock & roll based more on Sixties values than sonics … First LP Mama Don’t You Recognize Ivan & the Parazol smokes.”
Michael Toland, Austin Chronicle:
“I had one of those mind-blowing SXSW surprises, courtesy of a quintet from Budapest, Hungary called Ivan & the Parazol. Powered by spectacularly wheezing Vox/Farfisa organ, rollicking R&B-inflected rhythms, vocalist Iván Vitáris channeled the young Mick Jagger by way of the Fleshtones’ Peter Zaremba for a timeless blast of mid-’60s garage rock joy.”
Jim DeRogatis former Rolling Stone Magazine editor on the 2014 SXSW show
“I Won’t Make It All Alone” in German college radio charts #31 in CW 28, #29 in CW 29, #30 in CW 30, #17 in CW 31
HU
Az Ivan & The Parazol egy 2010-ben alakult budapesti beat, rock zenekar. A ’60-as évekből erősen merítő és elképesztő lazasággal prezentált zenéjük eddig mind a rajongók, mind a kritikusok fejét elcsavarta. Három nagylemezük jelent meg, az első („Mama don’t You Recognize Ivan & The Parazol?” 2012) lemezükön található „Take my hand” című daluk jelentette a zenekar berobbanását, a dal hónapokig szerepelt az MR2 Petőfi Rádió toplistáján. Második lemezükről („Mode Bizarre” 2014) pedig a „Together” lett a 2014-es Sziget fesztivál himnusza.
A zenekar megjárta többször az amerikai SXSW fesztivált, játszott az Egyesült Királyságban, valamint Hollandiában is. Eddigi pályájuk fontos pontja, hogy játszhattak a legendás Deep Purple előtt, valamint az Illés zenekar Beatünnep koncertsorozatának is résztvevői voltak. Harmadik nagylemezüket „The All Right Nows” címmel egy dupla teltházas koncerttel mutatták be az A38 hajón 2015 decemberében. 2017 nyarán újra Amerikába utaztak, hogy egy 4 állomásos miniturnét követően a legendás Los Angeles-i EastWest stúdióban kezdjék el felvenni negyedik lemezüket. Az első három dal William Anspach, a Grammy-díjas szakember gondozásában készült el, 2018 elején pedig az Ivan & The Parazol visszatér Los Angeles-be, hogy folytassa, amit elkezdett!
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