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byron is an art-rock adult-alternative neo-prog band formed in 2006 in Bucharest, Romania. Dan Byron, former member of Urma and Kumm bands, decided to start a solo project. Costin Oprea is the first to join on guitars, in September 2006, followed by 6fingers on keyboards, then immediately after by Cristi Matesan on drums and, freshly returned from Budapest, Gyergyay Szabolcs (Szabi) on bass. Rehearsals start in October 2006, the project becomes a band. Most of the songs, already written by Dan Byron, are arranged during this month. The debut concert takes place on Dec 1, 2006 in Laptari ...read more

byron is an art-rock adult-alternative neo-prog band formed in 2006 in Bucharest, Romania. Dan Byron, former member of Urma and Kumm bands, decided to start a solo project. Costin Oprea is the first to join on guitars, in September 2006, followed by 6fingers on keyboards, then immediately after by Cristi Matesan on drums and, freshly returned from Budapest, Gyergyay Szabolcs (Szabi) on bass. Rehearsals start in October 2006, the project becomes a band. Most of the songs, already written by Dan Byron, are arranged during this month. The debut concert takes place on Dec 1, 2006 in Laptarie (Bucharest).

The debut album, Forbidden Drama, structured in acts, like a theater drama, was finished in September – with Victor Panfilov as Musical Producer, mixing & mastering at Real Sound Studio, Bucharest. The album is manufactured and distributed by the Romanian label A&A Records. Forbidden Drama has been released on October 12, 2007, at club Fabrica, Bucharest, followed by a month-long national promotion tour (Forbidden Tour).

In January 2008, Gyergyay Szabolcs quit the band due to personal reasons and was replaced on bass by Jacob Glick, followed by Vlady Sateanu in 2009.

byron’s music is hard to define; it’s art-rock / adult-alternative with a lot of influences from different musical areas, mostly blues, progressive rock and jazz. We7.com describes it as 'intellectual rock'. All lyrics are written in English and touch aspects of modern man’s condition.

byron has appeared playing live on several shows on national television TVR2, and has received substantial airplay on Romanian radios such as Radio Guerrilla, City FM, Radio Total, Kiss FM (reaching #1 on the weekly top of Radio Total with the song Essential Piece).

"Acoustic Drama" is the first unplugged concert released on DVD of a Romanian band. It’s a recording of a special byron concert that took place on April 3, 2008, at Teatru 74, in the Butchers’ Bastion in Târgu Mureş, a concert with old and new songs rearranged in an acoustic manner benefiting from the extraordinary participation of Alexandru Andries and Paula Seling. There were no later overdubs in the studio, the acoustic experience had to be as natural as possible. This DVD, developed under high audio-video quality, contains 13 songs, a photo gallery, the video for Blow Up My Tears (directed and shot by Oleg Mutu, edited by Victor Panfilov) and many “making of” features, 83 minutes of quality music that has strictly adhered to the definition of the word “unplugged”: seven different guitars, banjo, mandolin, cajon, upright bass, acoustic bass, a string quartet and piano. Ten songs from the Forbidden Drama album and two songs from A Kind of Alchemy. Among these, a new version of Far Away, with the remarkable participation of Alexandru Andrieş - performance and translated text - and Paula Seling’s special voice on Watercolor.

In October 2009 the band released their awaited second album, A Kind Of Alchemy. The release marks an evolution in the band’s sound, with blues, progressive and funk influences, employing a wider diversity of instruments. The 14 new songs came in a 7 inch wide illustrated book, as the graphic aspect is just as important as the music.

In June 2010 byron decided to use a Creative Commons license on their two studio albums, albums that can now be downloaded from here: http://www.byronmusic.ro/blog/byron-goes-cc.



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official website: www.byronmusic.r. facebook: http://http://www.facebook.com/byronmusi. bandcamp: http://byron.bandcamp.com. jamendo: http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/byro. myspace: http://www.myspace.com/byronmusi. last fm: http://http://www.last.fm/music/byron « hide

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A Kind of Alchemy
2009

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Forbidden Drama
2007

2.5
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