We're broadcasting this performance live!
In spite of the fact that the current extraordinary situation prevents us all from meeting at Müpa Budapest in person, we would still like to make the coming days nicer and more uplifting. This is why we are going to transmit our live performance, without an audience, on our website, Facebook-page and YouTube channel.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event, through your screen!
The performance will be broadcasted on our website, Facebook-page and YouTube channel.
Mongooz And The Magnet, founded in Pécs in 2014, are possibly the most multicultural band in Hungary. There are few groups in the country where half of the members are foreign citizens. Mongooz, formed by three medical stude...nts, are one such band. The modern blues, soul, funk and rock music of the Norwegan, Irish and Hungarian quartet has made a splash not just in Hungary but around the world. They will bring a mature sound and plenty of followers to Müpa Budapest in their quest to build a bridge between people of different nations.
The Norwegian Magnus Måløy and Irishman Ian O'Sullivan met while studying medicine at the University of Pécs. After jamming together, they fast became friends and founded Mongooz And The Magnet, building up a fanbase over the past seven years with their hot-groove blues-rock. They have also built up a following outside Hungary with a host of appearances across Europe, and have even travelled to Asia, performing at the DMZ Peace Train Festival on the border between North and South Korea. While for several years they mainly focused on playing concerts, twice changed their drummer and Magnus also became a father, they returned in late 2019 with some new songs, stronger than ever before. It was clear they were taking the new recordings seriously when they were joined by producer Dani Castelar, who has worked with an array of world stars (Paolo Nutini, REM, Snow Patrol, Jamie Cullum) and clearly sees something special in them. The title of their record people═people contains the symbol of equality that also represents a bridge between people. Their new songs tackle the parent-child relationship, contact with loved ones and also the extent to which we are defined by our relationships. Their live performances are characterised by that same sincere, human link.
In 2020, the group had to cancel two trips to Asia, one tour of Central Europe and another to Russia, not to mention an appearance at Müpa Budapest. However, the lads dedicated the time to writing songs and since last year have also added the keyboard player Áron Csíki to officially become a four-person group.
The main inspiration for the band remains blues and soul and the music of Jimi Hendrix, which they have listened to ever since they were children. Yet the boys will be operating in a hitherto completely unknown field for this truly special performance: during this largely acoustic production, they will add some synthetic sounds to transform their original songs. The evening's special guests iamyank, Gábor Novai (Mörk) and Levente Boros (The Qualitons) will set the show on a very different trajectory than usual with the help of a limitless array of synthesized and programmed sounds.
Giving us the chance to glimpse the depths of a song.
To see what changes, and what remains unaltered.
For music to emerge that is both rigidly computational, yet wildly analogue.
To create something that is both organic and electric.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest