Wen were fortunate enough to interview musician Akosbass (Akos Forgacs).
When did you realize that you had a passion for music?
I come from a family of non musicians, but fortunately my family was music lovers. So I was exposed to great music from an early age. At age 13 me and my friend decided to start a band, he played drums and I played bass. That was the start for everything. After couple of months of hard work I started to get into more successful bands and I realized that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
What are your biggest achievements?
As a band leader I had the opportunity to work with many award nominated people (grammy, hall of fame).
Who are your main inspirations as an artist?
Mymain inspiration has changed a lot during the years. But these days more rhythm section players I’m getting inspired by. For example Pino Palladino, Anthony Jackson, Marcus Miller.
What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
I’m recording my debut album in a couple of months so it should be out sometime early next year.
What is your most memorable moment while being an artist?
My performance while leading my own band at major festivals all across Europe is pretty memorable for me.I had the opportunity to lead several successful bands (BIRDLAND PROJECT and PLAMB) at major festivals. We taught workshops to the people who attended these festivals. People form all over the Balkans came to see us and to attend our workshops. That was really memorable.Also, performing with Grammy award winning artist is on top of my list too.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
I have been busy having a leading role and playing with a lot of artists here in New York and in Europe. Leading my own band and doing a lot of touring as a starring act. I have been in the studio as a leading figure with artist from all over the world, I contributed to their success.I got called back to all the festivals I already played at and I'm happy to share my new art with the audiences.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
Follow me on social media for more updates about my music. My instagram is @akosbassMy youtube channel is youtube.com/szbdI’m releasing new original music next year and will be doing tours all over Europe and in the United States as a leader.