Artists guide:
Budapest, Hungary
Fran Palermo

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

 

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bar
Nemdebár

“Best location and cool underground people.” – Fran Palermo

Budapest, Rókushegyi lépcső 3B, 1022 Hungary
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relaxation
Gellért Fürdő

“Favorite local place to take a dip.” – Fran Palermo

1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4.
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food
Sao

“The best Thai food in town.” – Fran Palermo

Holló u. 10, Gozsdu udvar, Budapest VII, Budapest
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shopping
Nanushka

“Fresh Hungarian designer, and also their shop is a lovely cafe. Recommended for those how love individual style, modern mixed with vintage.” – Ivan & the Parazol

Budapest, Bécsi u. 3, 1052 Hungary
shopping
Wave

“Small, old school shop with great selection of records and nice people!” – Amber Smith

Budapest, Révay köz 1, 1065 Hungary
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bar
Béla

“This is the best local live music bar.” – Fran Palermo

Bartók Béla út 23. Budapest, Hungary
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venue
A38

“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

Petőfi bridge, Buda side
landmark
Madách Tér

“I love hanging around Madách Tér because of the many nice bars and boutiques around.” – Fran Palermo

Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 Hungary
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