A real kitchen living space, with something cooking in the oven from here and beyond. The songs of the three-person group Konya (Kitchen) operate on a personal level, imperceptibly opening up doors at just the right moment for the listener to move in, love, cry for joy, to lose and to find themselves.If we're talking about cosy chats around the kitchen table, then songwriter and frontman (and Magashegyi guitarist) Mátyás Szepesi will bring wine while his bandmates, drummer Márk Badics (see also: Kéknyúl) and bass guitarist Dániel Haller (who is also sound engineer for most of the bands new songs) will have no qualms about hand-picking the finest ingredients for the music: garage rock, country, funk and a hint of blues. In 2016, the trio won Band of the Year at the Budapest Final of the Hard Rock Café battle of the bands competition, while they also appeared in the semi-final of Nagy-Szín-Pad (Big Stage), the talent contest run jointly by the Volt Festival and Petőfi Radio, in 2017.
The first thing critics have to say about the three-man group always has to do with the strength of their lyrics: though Mátyás Szepesi was originally marked out as a ‘specialist in break-up songs', he actually deals with a far wider range of themes: how long you might have to travel to find that long-desired inner peace, and if you can forget your dreams in exchange for making your everyday life liveable (Mosoly utca), how to accept loss (Idő van elég and El kell menni), and that old-age question of what love is - Város, ahol sosem jártál, mégis tudod az utat. Since the release of their third album in 2016, Különbéke (Separate Peace), they have performed in concerts alongside a three-piece brass band (János Ávéd - saxophone, Gábor Barbinek - trombone, Gábor Subicz - trumpet)
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