Tamirel is an art-/psychedelic-/blues-rock band from Hungary, founded by Gery Riba in 2010, when they started off with their first song Somedays.
Although the first formation lasted only a few rehearshals, this is to be considered their symbolic starting point.
It happened years later in 2012, that Gery Riba met Adam Puskás in The United States, and they wrote a new song, Learnings, on a – nearly useless – acoustic guitar. That very night the lyrics came along. In 2014, Levi Horváth on classical guitar joined the formation, and rounded up the team into a trio.
After one year of silence Tamirel has returned with a brand new line-up in 2016, and they put more focus on live sets. At the end of two long years of studio sessions and recordings and after releasing the acoustic album ‘In Acoustic Session from the Rose Hill Studios‘ the next hit of Tamirel, titled ‘You and the World’ is launched, as the harvest of 8 years’ work.
The lyrics, as well as the musical structure, reveal a concept-centred album. The main theme is a journey of the soul. The story starts off from the deepest pits of depression and later on following the tracks we reach the point of break-trough, where traces of happiness are sought and found in the simple joys of life.
Many artists have contributed on the recording sessions of the album before the live and current line-up was created.
Following the musically and artistic tradition of Pink Floyd the band has special visual elements on their shows. Wide spaces, stunning sound and ethereal mixes – that’s all you can get from Tamirel.
Gery Riba – vocals, gitars
Botond Kovacs – guitars
Brunó Brunner – bass
David Page – drums
Fruzsi Riba / Berni Balogh – backing vocals