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Pribojszki is one of the finest young harp players to emerge
from Eastern Europe. He plays both traditional and contemporary blues
harmonica styles with a practised assurance which belies his years and
his tone, phrasing and timing are right on the money.
Mátyás Pribojszki is a 36-year-old man in command of a full range of creative talents – he appreciates all the legendary blues harp masters who inspired him, but next to being faithful to traditional roots, he builds his own contemporary style which will probably open a new chapter in harmonica playing – and not only in the blues genre alone.
Mátyás is out touring and performing, from one country to another and proving, festival after festival, that he is not only a true harmonica talent, but a singer, a songwriter and an amazing showman as well. He brings people to listen to his music, and to dance to his highly energetic live performances. He always manages to grabb the attention of the audience, night after night in a varied showcase of entertainment that doesn't rely on any rules and regulations. Mátyás has already toured more than 25 countries in Europe with his bands and and jammed together on the festivals' stages with such great blues icons as Duke Robillard (USA), Alex Schultz (USA), Howard Tate (USA), Otis Grand (UK), Carlos Del Junco (CAN), Herbie Goins (USA), Paul Lamb (UK), Andy J. Forest (USA), Tino Gonzales (USA) and from the new European generation e.g. Enrico Crivellaro (I), B.B. & the Blues Shacks (D), Ian Siegal (UK), Mike Sponza (I), Raphael Wressnig (A) and many others.
He started playing the harmonica at the age of 15, when he listened to a rare recording of the late Sonny Boy Williamson. In 1995 he founded his first band, the Blues Fools. The band’s reputation quickly grew, and the band became the most well-known Hungarian blues band on the European blues scene. During the 10 successful years together with his Blues Fools Mátyás recorded three albums with them.
In January 2004 Mátyás invited some new, mostly jazz-influenced
professional musicians to form the Mátyás Pribojszki Band. His purpose
with this main project is to achieve progressive music goals with a
multi-genre band in which each member has great experience. They first
album, titled „Flavours” (released in January 2005) contains entirely
original contemporary compositions testify to the varied and
accomplished art of Mátyás' quartet, together with their perception and
mastery of other genres. For this album Mátyás specially invited three
of his contemporary guitarist friends such as Ian Siegal (UK), Little G.
(H), and Mike Sponza (I).
In March 2009. Mátyás and his Austria’s blues brother Ripoff
Raskolnikov released their brand-new acoustic album, titled „Room for
The Mátyás Pribojszki Band consists of harmonica, keyboards, bass,
drums and guitar.Besides his musician career, as a most amazing
world-class jazz/blues harmonica performer, Mátyás is the official
distributor of the best harmonica manufactories, to the Hering, Seydel,
Suzuki and dealer of the great Hohner and Lee Oskar harmonicas
”Mátyás Pribojszki is definitely a brilliant instrumentalist; his
tasteful play can by all means compete with the best harmonica players
of the blues planet. But the most interesting fact is probably that he
is clearly on his way to a very personal and expressive style of his own
that will help to redefine the role of his modest instrument in the
close future. Thanks Matt, for your warm music.