For young, rock music fans, who would love to have the 60’s and 70’s rock freshened up with some modern touch, Ivan & The Parazol is a cheeky young rock and roll band whose catchy rock tunes ensure that rock music will never go out of style. Unlike other bands, Ivan & The Parazol stays fresh and due to their charismatic frontman and their energy on stage foreshadows a rising of a new beat generation.
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.
Two years after their founding the band 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. After playing at the 2013 SXSW the group released the first LP titled ‘Mama Don’t You Recognize, Ivan & The Parazol?’ The album got positive reviews from both the fans and critics in Hungary.
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.
Ivan & The Parazol’s second full length album was released in March 2014, titled ‘Mode Bizarre’. The album release show was a sold out performance at a venue known throughout Europe, A38 (900 capacity).The album got the band national recognition and flew them to the Main Stages of the biggest festivals in their area. They played the main stage at Sziget 2014 and delivered the festival’s anthem in 2014: ‘Together’.
After a short trip to Germany, the band released their third album in Hungary entitled ‘The All Right Nows’ in November 2015. This album will be released in the Netherlands soon.
The popularity of the band is solid, after selling out the biggest club venue in Budapest in March (Akvárium Club – 1400 capacity) they sold out the A38 ship twice for their album release.
2016 also begins promising to the band, as Ivan & The Parazol played at Eurosonic-Noorderslag Groningen, the Netherlands. The setting is ideal for the band as the main goal is to become a steady touring act in Europe not only for festivals but for clubs around Europe, as well.