In Hungary, we have our own Bryan Adams, U2, Guns’N’Roses – well, almost. But one thing is for sure: we have really good tribute bands, now let us give you a brief introduction for best ones.
Tribute bands came a long way from playing the music of their idols in garages and basements, to perform at tribute festivals and sold out concerts. Today, the genre is part of the rock and roll landscape, and some of these bands are almost as popular as the original ones. Some fans say that their favorite tribute band sounds even better than the original one, but who knows? Anyway, here are the best tribute bands from Hungary – in my opinion, all of them are worth listening to, if you can go to their shows in Hungary or abroad.
One of the most known Hungarian tribute bands is Kiss Forever Band, who have more concerts abroad than in Hungary, I guess. I have seen them on stage two years ago and I can assure you that they give an impressive concert show worth seeing. Their performance will be capturing and shocking for you in the same time, that’s why they are so identical to the original band Kiss.
Some of the bands take similarity seriously: they not only play their music just like their idols but their singers look identical, too. In Room Service band, the singer László Csákvári sings and looks like Bryan Adams. The band has had almost 500 concert shows in Hungary and in abroad, and can be proud to have the respect of Bryan Adams, as well.
U2 is really popular among Hungarian musicians, so there are at least two really good tribute bands. According to my concert impressions, Station rocks more the music of Bono and his band, meanwhile INKA-H has a more subtle approach to it. In my opinion, both of the bands are great, attracting a lot of music-enthusiasts to their shows.
If you like Guns’N’Roses, you might have heard about Hollywood Rose. The Hungarian tribute band was formed in 2003, and since then, they have had a lot of concert shows in Hungary and in abroad, too. They respect the music of Axl Rose and his band but they also released some albums with their own music.
Do you like the music of The Beatles? Hungarians do, so we have several bands who play songs from the iconic band in their repertoire. I would like to highlight two bands, both formed to play songs from The Beatles. These bands are TheBlackBirds and The Bits, both really worth listening to, if you have the chance for it.
+1. QUP – Queen Unplugged Project
Queen Unplugged Project used to be a band that played Queen songs acoustically. The unique musical initiation was really popular but it came to an end in 2015 with two sold out farewell shows. All of their fans hope that it is not the final goodbye for QUP.