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Apple Room: Monyo Project – LIVE Electric Session @Moszkva
1 decembrie, 2017 11:00 pm - 2 decembrie, 2017 3:00 am
before midnight: 10 lei
after midnight: 15 lei
The band Monyo Project was founded by guitarist and composer Monyo in 1999 Székelyudvarhely. In the same year the album Monyo Freedom was released. It was the first instrumental album released in Transylvania. The guest star of the debuting concert was Rudolf János Tóth, former member of Hobo Blues Band. Meanwhile Monyo has graduated from Kőbányai Music Studio. He specialized in guitar playing. In 2002 the band found its female vocalist in the person of Baba. At that time Baba was studying at the Drama University in Targu-Mures. After joining the band she decided to apply to Kőbányai Music Studio and do a specialized qualification in vocals. Baba has become a scholarship holder, so the band moved to Budapest. In the same year Monyo and Baba won first prize on the National Songwriting Contest. Between 2002 and 2008 the band performed in almost every club in Budapest, including Gödör, After Music Club, Menta Terasz, Avalonban, B4 Club, Vadvirág, Kék-,Vörös,-Fekete Lyuk. This has been a rough practicing period in the career of the band. The other members of it were also students from Kőbányai Music Studio.
After a hard working and experimental period in 2007 the band’s first vocal containing album was released. It was called Szlogenek, Szlengek, Vakerok. Dextramedia produced this album and it was released in Budapest. The title song was played in several Transylvanian radios such as: Pont Fm, Lánchíd Rádió, Star Rádió, Príma Rádió, Kolozsvári Rádió, Marosvásárhelyi Rádió. In 2008, Monyo founded a jazz band with István Fekete – professor at Kőbányai Music Studio, Barat Béla – drummer of the band Honvéd from Budapest, and Zsolt Horváth – the keyboard player of Deák Bill Blues Band. The result of the common jamming was the first Jazz MP album: Cold which was released in Budapest. In 2008 another instrumental Monyo Project album was released, it was called Freedom. In 2009 two Monyo Project albums were released in Budapest: Blues Balkán and Chill Out Yoga supported by Artisjus Association.
In 2010 Monyo Project has released their genre-founding album entitled Cold Rock. They have developed a new, cold, experimental sound which also had its effect on their later creations. Many Transylvanian and Hungarian radios played several songs from Cold Rock. These songs were: Running, Kiss the Sun, White Silence and Just You. This album was also supported by Artisjus Association. In the same year the band Monyo Project won the scholarship for creators by the Communitas Foundation. In the same year the band Jazz MP released a new album called In Odd Shoes.
In 2011 Monyo and Baba have founded a new band called Minimal Cold. In the same year Minimal Cold won the title One of the Best Romanian Bands. Because of this they could perform in front of a greater public. Also in 2010 Monyo performed with the Transylvanian Philharmonics in Pautza’s Sinfonietta by Sabin Pautza.
In the same year a new Monyo Project album was released, called Sex and Drugs and Cold Rock. This has become a milestone in the career of the band, because Hungary’s biggest musical publisher, Magneoton offered a contract for the band because of the new album. Monyo Project is the first band from Transylvania which achieved this without participating in any kind of talent shows.
Songs by Monyo Project, Minimal Cold and Jazz MP served as themes for many artistic movies and short films.
The band Monyo Project performed in the show Acadeaua on TVR2, which is a Romanian TV Chanel. Another Romanian Chanel, Antena 3 has also invited the band in their show Rai da Buni.
In 2013 the band won the vocational surcharge of Transylvanian Music Awards.