Anita Fratanolo I've been singing since I was 6 years old. It started in my primary school. I was in a special music class from the beginning, that meant automatically a membership in the school choir. My main influences came from the huge collection of original Hungarian folk music by Zoltan Kodaly and Bela Bartok. These colourful themes could be found in most of their pieces as well.
Roland Varnyu I have been always into music in different ways. I started as a bass player in my first band for six years. It was a successful band in Hungary, called Beyond. The drums and percussions are quite new for me, I’ve been playing them for two years. I came from the hard genres, like trash metal and hard core. I run my own music record shop in Hungary for 20 years. Also I produced a radio show in a local radio station in my home town.
John Taylor I’ve never been a purist, always preferring musical hybrids – such as the folk, jazz and baroque of The Pentangle or the improvised punk and folk of The Ex. I first learned to play bass accompanying an English folk singer and in the intervening years I’ve relearned it many times - adding fretless bass and 12-string guitar along the way - playing everything from instrumental metal to blues and soul, but always returning to some variant of folk-rock, augmenting and adapting traditional songs using ideas learned from other music.
Janos Fratanolo I’ve been playing the guitar for 30 years. I’ve never learned at school, I’m self-taught as our bassist, Steve. My motivation was to get the ability to play the guitar riffs from the rock-metal bands from the ’80 and ’90, like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden. I turned to folk music at my thirties and started to be interested the fusion of different genres using my early influences in rock.
Dalma Demeny I’ve been into music since my early childhood. I graduated as a music teacher. My studied instruments are piano and violin. I was the first violinist in an authentic folk group for 14 years in my home town in Hungary. We were on tour all over in Europa and Transylvania. My main influences are from authentic, Hungarian folk and classical music.
Passionate about discovering new music. Always working with other music businesses or musicians to try and expand interest of the general public in emerging music. I currently record and film live music sessions at various carefully selected locations. For a reasonable price you get a studio quality sound recording (mixed and mastered) as well as a video at the same time. Send a message if you're interested in finding out more!
David Ochrombel is a Nottingham based songwriter, who has toured extensively across the UK, and Europe with a number of local independent artists. Having since moved on from these projects, this release marks his debut as a solo artist, and the culmination of 18 months of songwriting and studio sessions to reach this point. Having played music almost all his life, David draws from a myriad of influences in his songwriting to merge sounds of Alternative Rock, Blues, Country and Americana with modern-edged production.
Recorded over the course of six months at ROFL Audio in Nottingham, the ‘Great Walls’ EP features five songs written, played and produced by himself with the support of Sound Engineer, Dave Stanley, and on drums and percussion; Pete Sen.
The Divide & Conquer Blog recently noted ‘top notch’ songwriting and called 'Great Walls’ a 'very human sounding album with a good amount of emotional resonance’.