Firkin – crazy energy
Since Firkin was founded by the crazy flutist PJ in 2008, the band has played over 500 concerts in 16 countries – CAN, FR, UK, CH, ES, NL, BE, DE, IT, AT, CZ, PL, SK, RO, UA, HU. Within 8 years Firkin has become one of the best live bands and headliners of major festivals and prestigious venues.
2009 Their 1st album entitled Firkinful Of Beer (Universal Music) has become golden album within a year and the title song was listed on a compilation album of the world's best folk bands. (Almost St. Patrick’s Day, Reedo Records, 2009, DE).
2010 Firkinful Of Beer was nominated for Hungarian Grammy Award (Fonogram) followed by four further nominations (2013 - WHUP!, 2014 - Igyunk Pálinkát, 2016 - Finger In The Pie - winner!, 2017 - Start Again)
2011 With their song entitled Lord Of The Dance, Firkin ruled Celtic Radio Charts for 4 consecutive months in Canada and Germany that was followed up with a 5-stage Canadian tour and several headliner shows all across Europe.
2012 Firkin recorded their 1st live DVD entitled Keep On Firkin, which gave the green light to recognized international tour booking agencies – Extratours Konzertbüro (GER, CH) and KS Booking & Promotion (CZ, UA).
2013 Firkin composed a unique semi-theatrical performance entitled Jumpin’ John at Palace of Arts (Müpa Budapest - Hungary's best known cultural institution) Accompanied by illustrious guest musicians, Firkin produced a sold-out night.
2014 Firkin released their 5th LP album entitled Finger in the Pie, which received praising reviews by acknowledged international bloggers and magazines. Firkin’s live energy rocked two major festivals as well: Wacken W:O:A 2014 (DE), for the first time and Sziget 2014 (HU) for the fourth consecutive year.
2015 Firkin was mentioned among the very bests on international toplists: UK – Modern Rock Top 20; Germany – 3rd best Celtic Punk Rock album; Ireland – 2nd best Celtic Punk album; USA - The World's Leading Songwriting Competition – Top 10, Finalist (category: Rock/Alternative).
The band was honoured to play with Flogging Molly, one of the greatest band of the Celtic punk rock genre.
Hungarian National Music TV broadcast Firkin’s 7th birthday concert @ Akvárium Klub, Budapest.
2016 Firkin celebrated NYE at the legendary Dublin Castle, London where Madness, Blur and Amy Winehouse used to play.
After winning Hungarian Grammy Awards (Fonogram 2016) with the album Finger In The Pie, Firkin was nominated for Independent Music Awards (USA) in the category of Rock/Hard Rock Album!
Firkin’s latest hit ‘Focimese’ became the official song of the Hungarian football team at UEFA EURO 2016 and the compilation album (Bon Voyage, June 2016) featuring Focimese has recently become platinum!
2017 The now five-time Fonogram nominee Firkin is to invade and headline a great many recognized festivals – Summer Breeze (GER), RockHarz (GER), Czad Festiwal (PL) among others – in the framework of Into The Night Tour, starting with a mini-tour in Hungary, Austria, Switzerland and Italy in March.
Andor Kovács Nemes - lead vocals
Balázs Kárpáti - electric guitar, vocals
Róbert Juhász - drums, vocals
Lili Virág - violin
János Péter - flute, whistle, redpipes
Péter Szuna - bass