Saturday 30. 9.
Taking Central Europe by storm, aurevoir, an indie fusion-folk band of four years, shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With infectious beats, memorable melodies, seductive arrangements and a penchant for mad moments and moody asides, the band is a rollercoaster that takes its audience from the enchanted Irish hills to the feral Balkans to the moody depths of the Carpathian Basin in the course of a single song. If the mesmerizing incantations and the haunting sounds culled from the hidden vaults of Hungarian poetry aren’t enough to work their magic, the sheer energy and stage presence of the live show is bound to do the trick.
As early as 2017, prior to their debut EP, aurevoir’s first single Ethno-Beat shot the band to public attention, securing them a fully paid show in China. By 2018, their debut album, Port – a reference to their port-to-port approach and multicultural global inclusiveness when it comes to genre – hit the market. It was not long before Au Revoir, a band which had already won over the highly discerning Budapest club scene, began receiving invitations from some of Europe’s most highly valued eclectic festivals ranging from VOLT to Campus, Szin, valley of Arts and Serbian Mill Festival. That same year, aurevoir’s hit single Hopsza was included as part of the national selection album for the highly coveted annual world music event, WOMEX.
Starting off 2019 with a bang, aurevoir landed a double Fonogram Award with Port being selected as both World Music Album of the Year and Best New Discovery Album of the Year. What followed shortly was a guest appearance on Hungary’s nationally televised broadcast, the MR2 acoustic show, where, in the company of the renowned local legend János Másik, aurevoir reworked one of the icon’s classics. Surging with creativity and new ideas, Aurevoir is clearly well on its way to completing a second full album of new selections. With two recently released singles – complete with videos – the band’s drive shows no signs of abating. Passionate, enthusiastic and hungry for more, Aurevoir – despite its name – will be greeting an ever-growing audience for a long time to come.
This show is supported by Liveurope, the first pan-European initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote emerging European artists. Liveurope is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union