Ivan and The Parazol is a band from Hungary. The identifying rhythm of the group is the contemporary groove of the 21st century but with influences coming from 60s and 70s new wave. The band’s first hit, “Take My Hand,” was a success back home in Hungary, so they rapidly came to the attention of the foreign music blogs, catapulting the bands up to the heights. Following three videos and an EP, their debut album, “Mama don’t you recognize Ivan & The Parazol” is a work that expresses the essence of the band quite well. The raw sound, the melodic songs, the rock n’ roll beat and ‘all the other good stuff since 1965’ are what makeup Ivan and The Parazol. If we only had three words to characterize the group they would be: power, energy, and heat. Here they come!
Opening as warm-up acts for Ivan and The Parazol, the CCVF Café Concerto welcomes the work resulting from the artist-in-residencies, which comprise both Portuguese and international artists.
Ivan Vitaris voice / Mate Balla guitars / Balint Simon drums / Istvan Beke keyboards / Janos Tarnai bass