Terecskei Rita (lead vocals), Sidlovics Gábor József (Sidi, guitar), Steklács Miklós (bass), Kovács András (Doni, drums) formed the rocking Hungarian pop group Zanzibar back in 1999 in the town of Cegléd.
Playing a mixture of energic pop and rock with a bit of an electronic edge, they’ve earned a roster of well deserved awards for Best Newcomer, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Band and more.
If you are looking for a way to be a bit more au courant on Hungarian pop culture, then Zanzibar’s new album Nem vagyok tökéletes – (I’m not perfect) or any of their constantly played back-catalog) may be just the ticket.
Zanzibar’s music is fairly genre-defying, and the band cites western influences ranging from 80s hard rock and pop metal (Van Halen, G’n’R, Pantera) to latter day grrrl rockers (Alanis Morrissette, Pink and No Doubt).
The new album is also sporting a new sound, but front-lady Rita Terecsk noted the titular first single, released a few weeks before the debut, was not typical of their former work, but well-related to by friends and family alike.
"That song take us in a really fresh music sound media from the electric to the Metal music. We wrote the lyric about the weird love relationships of our age. We’re missing some older values!"
Sure, their English website is not ready yet, but you can find them on Facebook and "like" them at Zanzibar Zenekal.
And, if you are bilingually blessed, read more about them at www.zanzibar.hu.