The Transsylvanins perform on festivals, in clubs but also unplugged
on small stages, on weddings and your birthday party.
... add ambidextrous guitarist Hendrik Maaß and you've got one hot goulash heavy on the paprika.
The hungarian gypsy and powerhouse drummer Attila Czibi is the youngest member of the group and ...
The front-woman is Isabel Nagy. Her double-bass playing and voice meltdown into a deceptively gentle mood only to suddenly erupt with breath-taking energy.
The devilish violinist András Tiborcz, responsible for arranging and composing, whom the public love to carry on their hands, comes from Hungary and Hungarian is the language of the band’s songs. He sweeps the audience away with his energy-loaded, ferocious playing.
Since 2011 with the Transsylvanians on stage: the accordeon player from Ukraine Alex Kulikowski.
This line-up evokes the stories of generations of Hungarian life as told in the traditional
songs. The combination of their different musical backgrounds provides the creative
tension of the band and produces exciting and vivid new music.
Since 1995 Transsylvanians are a phenomena of today's roots-music scene. Based in
Berlin, the four musicians create with their Hungarian Speed-Folk a mixture of rap,
rock, Bartok, ska and punk. Their live appearances invariably turn into ecstatic dance
orgies but Trannsylvanians can also seduce the audience with the ballads and love
songs in their repertoire. The lust for life that characterizes their live shows. They give
new life to the old traditions and turning then to now.
The name "Transsylvanians" is often with the Dracula myth and when that conjures up
visions of a mysterious underworld where, in the night, bats go hunting and dark forces
awake uncontrollable passions which drive people to madness, then this is not in the
least inappropriate. Transsylvania, the musical source of the band, is a strip of land that
belonged to Hungary until the First World War and is now part of Romania. Many people
from different cultures live there: Hungarians, Romanians, Siebenbürgersachsens and