Selling out high profile venues, having a Main Stage slot at Sziget Festival 2014 foreshadows a rising of a new beat generation. Ivan & The Parazol, the five piece rock and roll band’s career started in 2010, when they met at a private music school in Budapest. Their groovy rock tunes quickly resulted them a very engaged and rife audience.
Their first LP titled ‘Mama Don’t You Recognize, Ivan & The Parazol?’ in 2012 got positive reviews from both the fans and critics in Hungary. At the same time, two years after their founding they already got invited to play at the prestigious SXSW Showcase Festival in the USA, the world’s biggest music industry event for seeking new stars. The group’s successful debut at the festival got them a slot at CBGB Festival in New York City in 2013, a number of shows in London, UK, and an MTV EMA local prize for the Best Hungarian Act 2013.
The recognition grew forward when they got invited to support the mighty classic rockers, Deep Purple at the Budapest stop of their 2014 arena tour in February.
In the meantime the band’s hit song ‘Take My Hand’ from their debut LP became the official promo song of the SXSW 2014, so following the debut at an arena setting, the band rushed back to the US again to play the legendary Palm Door in Austin, TX during the 2014 SXSW festival. Their performance now caught not just the audience, but the attention of the press internationally and got them positive feedback for their live shows.