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Above: Tibor Kiss

Tibor Kiss is the lead singer of the Hungarian no. 1 alt-rock band, named Quimby. He is a well-known musician, singer, guitar player, composer and even a painter in Hungary. In his country he has already become a celebrated rock&roll icon. With his poetic and surreal songs he mesmerizes his audience. Tibor Kiss has an unmistakable and emotional voice, he can lead you to your deepest emotions. He established Quimby with his friends in 1991 when they were teenagers and wanted to be rockstars. Soon, they became popular by step by step and over the 27 years the band has released 13 albums, two of which won the Hungarian album-of the-year Award. They also have numerous gold and platinum records, many sold out concerts and Sziget Mainstage shows. The Quimby is not afraid of exploring new horizons and artistic experiments. The engine of the band is Tibor, who always looks after new challenges and musical playgrounds. He has contributed in several bands, like Random Trip and Budapest Bar and recently created Aranyakkord (Golden Chord) with his musician friend, Gábor Vastag. The „cigarette break band” goes back to the roots of Quimby’s ecstatic music and during their concerts we can get closer to the birth of the songs. 

About Quimby

Frenetic energy, dynamism and sensitivity, intuition and professionalism

In 2018 Quimby, is probably one of the most popular and most galvanizing alternative rock bands.

The band plays a pulse-pumpin’ music completed with the lead singer; Tibor Kiss’s (singer, song writer, painter, guitarist) meaningful and richly visualized lyrics. When you listen to them, you can see paintings that come from the most hidden part of your mind. Virtually, you could paint the songs. Though their concerts are electrifying bursts of energy, they do it with ease and swagger, all the while involving you. Tibor Kiss has an unmistakable, emotional and sexy voice, he can lead you to your deepest emotions, only so that from there Livius Varga (co-writer, singer, percussion) can elevate you to ecstasy with his charismatic and explosive energy and rebellious songs. Unafraid of exploring new horizons, the band ignores the strict confines of popular music and explores new territories, where music tends to border analogous art forms. Don’t hesitate, just let the music speak for itself and you will be swept off your feet!

In over 25 years, Quimby has released 13 albums, two of which won the Hungarian album-of the-year Award. They also have numerous gold and platinum records. These releases are like fraternal twins: their parents are the same, but they bear only partial resemblance. From one album to the next we can feel different flavors, scents, forces and vectors—but the spirit and the energy are very much the same.

While you won’t find them anywhere else but on the Mainstage in every festival even the world-famous Sziget Festival, they also maintain a steady presence within the club and theatre scene. As one journalist put it: ’most people simply find its music and lyrics incredibly moving, and hard to resist.’ Some of the band’s songs have also become sound tracks in several Hungarian motion pictures, and they provided the music for two highly successful theatre productions, including an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ’Twelfth Night; or, As You Like It,’ in which the band performed live on the theatre stage. Their ties with the theatrical world were further reinforced by their ’Teatrum’ concert series a tour of major theatres around Hungary, where they performed a specially adapted set. Quimby collaborated with several contemporary Hungarian poets as well. On the top of it all their songs inspired foreign performers to stage them.

In 2016 they celebrated their 25th anniversary with a grandiose show in Budapest Sport Arena, with dancers and spectacular visuals: they created their own wonderland. Besides the celebration, they released their newest album called „Jónás Jelenései” on the same they of the concert, which proves their unfailing inspiration.

They have risen to legendary status in recent years and they seem unstoppable even on the international scene. They have already done their 4th European tour. 


Band Members:
Tibor Kiss: vocals, guitar
Livius Varga: vocals, percussion
Szilard Balanyi: keys, backing vocals, percussion
Dodi Karpati: trumpet, keys, backing vocals
Ferenc Mikuli: bass
Ferenc Gerdesits: drums, mandolin

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 About Aranyakkord (Golden Chord) & the concert in New York:

The ’Aranyakkord’ (Golden Chord) is a pretty new and familiar duo project from the lead singer of the Hungarian no. 1 alt-rock band named Quimby. Tibi Kiss is a well-known musician, singer, guitar player and composer in Hungary. In his country he has already become a celebrated rock&roll icon. With his poetic and surreal songs he mesmerizes his audience. His concerts with Quimby evoke the atmosphere of the ancient, ecstatic festivities. The ’Aranyakkord’ quasi represents the roots of this sort of music approach. We can get closer to the birth of the songs. This ’living-room’ music is mesmeric and psychedelic. With his musician friend, Gábor Vastag, their golden chords are being dreamt right in front of the audience through this sort of dirty country-blues and liveable chansons. Moreover they scoop some extraordinary tales to adults as a dessert. Bon appetit!  

Where: April 25th 8 pm @DROM 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Buy your tickets now:

1. Quimby - Heaven Goes to Hell (Studio Session)

2. Aranyakkord (Kiss Tibi és Vastag Gábor) - Otthon lenni valahol (Official Music Video)

3. Quimby - Autó egy szerpentinen


Aranyakkord – Otthon lenni valahol:

Quimby – Heaven Goes to Hell: 

Quimby – Autó egy szerpentinen: 

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Or Call Pilvax Art Center 646-484-5525 


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