Fran Palermo was formed by the singer-songwriter Henri Gonzo in late 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. The band’s music and style are characterized by different genres, mostly by indie, rock and roll, afro pop, and even Mediterranean vibes. The unique and original soundscape requires a bigger band on the stage. The speciality of the band comes not just from mixing different instruments, but from the diverse origin of the members. They have a vivid inherited cultural background such as Cuban, Spanish, Greek and Hungarian. By now Fran Palermo has become one of Budapest’s main concert bands, owning numerous loyal fans. Fran Palermo was chosen the ‘Discovery of the Year’ at Petőfi Music Awards and a year later already nominated as the “Best Hungarian Act”.
Only a year after their debut album, in May 2016 they released Razzle Dazzle, which is the band’s most vivid, colorful and diverse album yet and finished on every Hungarian album top list of the year. Fran Palermo is a returning guest to great festivals such as Sziget Festival and VOLT Festival.
Photo credit: Dániel Gaál
“Best location and cool underground people.” – Fran Palermo
“Favorite local place to take a dip.” – Fran Palermo
“The best Thai food in town.” – Fran Palermo
“This is the best local live music bar.” – Fran Palermo
“It’s an old Soviet ship transformed into a venue. Really great atmosphere and sound…some of my favourite shows in recent years there are Jane Birkin are Cigarettes After Sex!” – Amber Smith
“It is very special that you have to enter a cool old ship to see a concert. The atmosphere is unique, plus they have the greatest sound all over here. It is said to be among the best club venues in the world. My band had a chance to play there several times, in 2018 we supported Wayne Kramer’s MC50.” – The Trousers