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Peter Varkonyi

 
 
 

Bio

I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976. From a very young age, I was exposed to a great variety of music. Once I learned a couple of chords on my first guitar, I started making up my own little songs. My biggest influences were various alternative rock acts from 70's, 80's and 90's.

My first serious band was Szegényanyámhalátna (which translates as Mypoormotherifshesawme), with which we built a small following in Budapest between 2001-2004. The group played several of my own compositions. We performed regularly in local clubs and also secured decent stage slots at Sziget Festival three years in a row.

I left Szegényanyámhalátna when I moved to Luxembourg in 2004. Looking for a band to play with here, I stumbled upon a bunch of eccentrics, who called themselves The Clandestinos and had a rehearsal space at the Kufa in Esch/Alzette. By 2007, through a whole lot of trial and error and line-up changes, the group eventually morphed into Radio Daze and we began playing at bars in and around Luxembourg. We mainly played covers, but also a couple of my more recent compositions, and were doing pretty well on that scene. Radio Daze recorded a demo of 5 songs at Yves Ditsch’s studio.

After Radio Daze fizzled out, around 2013 I, along with drummer Jacques Bock and bassist Oli John, formed Fixfire. This time the emphasis was on my songwriting and guitar playing. The band got off to a pretty good start but was hampered due to Oli’s health problems and later by happenings in my own private life. Although we recorded an album’s worth of material in 2014 with Greg Vittore, this has not been released.

During 2017 and 2018 I have recorded and mixed two albums of my own material by myself in my home studio. The material is available on Soundcloud.

 

Contact

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