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Biography

  • Years Active

    2008 – present (11 years)

Firkin – crazy energy

The Hungarian Grammy Award-winning FIRKIN have played over 600 concerts in 17 countries –
CAN, FR, UK, CH, ES, NL, BE, DE, IT, AT, CZ, PL, SRB, SK, RO, UA, HU. Within 10 years Firkin
have become one of the best headliner acts of small and medium-sized festivals and a
frequently requested band by major festivals as well as prestigious venues.

2009 Their 1st album entitled Firkinful Of Beer (Universal Music) became golden album within a
year and the title song was listed on a compilation album of the world's best folk bands. (Almost St.
Patrick’s Day, Reedo Records, 2009, DE).

2010 Firkinful Of Beer was nominated for Hungarian Grammy Award (Fonogram) followed by five
further nominations (2013 - WHUP!, 2014 - Igyunk Pálinkát, 2016 - Finger In The Pie - winner!, 2017
- Start Again, 2018 – Into The Night)

2011 With their song entitled Lord Of The Dance, Firkin ruled Celtic Radio Charts for 4 consecutive
months in Canada and Germany that was followed up with a 5-stage Canadian tour and several
headliner shows all across Europe.

2012 Firkin recorded their 1st live DVD entitled Keep On Firkin, which gave the green light to
recognized international tour booking agencies – Extratours Konzertbüro (GER, CH) and KS
Booking & Promotion (CZ, UA).

2013 Firkin composed a unique semi-theatrical performance entitled Jumpin’ John at Palace of Arts
(Müpa Budapest - Hungary's best known cultural institution) Accompanied by illustrious guest
musicians, Firkin produced a sold-out night.

2014 Firkin released their 5th LP album entitled Finger in the Pie, which received praising reviews by
acknowledged international bloggers and magazines. Firkin’s live energy rocked two major festivals
as well: Wacken W:O:A 2014 (DE), for the first time and Sziget 2014 (HU) for the fourth consecutive
year.

2015 Firkin was mentioned among the very bests on international toplists: UK – Modern Rock Top
20; Germany – 3rd best Celtic Punk Rock album; Ireland – 2nd best Celtic Punk album; USA -
The World's Leading Songwriting Competition – Top 10, Finalist (category: Rock/Alternative).
The band was honoured to play with Flogging Molly, one of the greatest band of the Celtic punk rock
genre.
Hungarian National Music TV broadcast Firkin’s 7th birthday concert @ Akvárium Klub, Budapest.

2016 Firkin celebrated NYE at the legendary Dublin Castle, London where Madness, Blur and Amy
Winehouse used to play.
After winning Hungarian Grammy Awards (Fonogram 2016) ?with the album Finger In The Pie,
Firkin was nominated ?for Independent Music Awards (?USA?) in the category of Rock/Hard Rock
Album!?
?Firkin’s platinum hit ‘Focimese’ became the official song of the Hungarian football team at UEFA
EURO 2016 on compilation album Bon Voyage (June 2016?)?!?
?
2017 Firkin headlined numerous festivals with their crazy energy all across Europe and invaded the
main stages of major festivals like Summer Breeze (GER), Rockharz (GER), Czad Festiwal (PL),
Sziget Festival (HU) in the framework of Into The Night Tour.

2018 The now six-time Fonogram nominee released their 6th LP entitled We Are The Ones with a
double release show! in Budapest at A38 and Vienna at the Ottakringer Brewery.

“Firkin are finally back with a full CD. Probably one of the best live bands in the continent, the band from
Budapest has always released amazing albums. (…) Nobody could expect this master piece after their great “Into the Night” EP from 2017. “Into the Night” was very, very good, but “We are the Ones” is a true gem: great
production, perfect sound and a band at the peak of its career." - Kinksmarkham

No wonder that Firkin is to energize a lot of prestigious venues and festivals with their We Are The
Ones Tour through the whole summer season in 2018.

2018-2019 On 27th October, 2018, Firkin are celebrating their 10th birthday with a mind-blowing
concert show followed by their 10th anniversary autumn-winter tour all across Europe. The
audience will surely not miss any of Firkin’s greatest hits and they will be singing the catchy tunes of
’We are the ones’ as well.

Discography

WE ARE THE ONES (6TH LP)
2018 - Pump Jump Records
Licensed to Soulfood Music Distribution GmbH for Germany, Austria, Switzerland

INTO THE NIGHT (EP)
2017 - Pump Jump Records

START AGAIN (SINGLE)
2016 - Pump Jump Records

REVOX (EP)
2015 - Pump Jump Records

FINGER IN THE PIE (5th LP)
2014 - Pump Jump Records
Licensed to Soulfood Music Distribution GmbH for Germany, Austria, Switzerland

KEEP ON FIRKIN - LIVE (4th LP & DVD)
2012-2013 - Pump Jump Records

IGYUNK PÁLINKÁT! (3rd LP) – Hungarian
2012 - Pump Jump Records

WHUP! (2nd LP)
2010 - Pump Jump Records

FIRKINFUL OF BEER (1st LP)
2009 - Universal Music / Pump Jump Records

Members:
ANDY - Lead Vocals
LILI - Violin
PJ - Flute, Whistle
BAZSI - Electric Guitar
SHUTI - Bass
ESE - Drums, Vocals

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