Csaba Toth Bagi
Guitarist and singer Csaba Toth Bagi has been a fixture of the Hungarian music scene since his teenage years, well known for his powerful voice and his soulful and technically brilliant guitar playing. His rootsy blues and jazz style is greatly influenced by his Balkan upbringing, his Hungarian musical education and his years touring internationally with renowned guitarist Al Di Meola.
He was raised in Serbia in a family of musicians who later settled in southern Hungary in 1993 during the Yugoslavian war. His father started him on the piano at the age of 6, and by age 12 he had found his voice writing and recording on the guitar. At the age of 16, Csaba recorded his first blues album “Crazy Clock”(1997), featuring Tibor Tatrai, the most respected Hungarian blues guitarist. The album won great acclaim from European critics, who described him as “the Hungarian Gary Moore”. The album was soon followed by four more releases: “A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix”(1999), “Kell, Hogy Hazudj”(2000), “Another Blues World”(2003) and “Nelkuled (Without You)”(2006), a melodic collection of vocal compositions influenced by traditional Hungarian style with a pop delivery.
“ It's always inspiring and a treat for the ears to hear
influences from many cultures
all mixed into song compositions. Csaba's writing certainly
falls into this category, and a treat it is!
His sound is rich, his playing is great, and I had a fun time
performing on the songs I played on.
Bravo! “ - Dave Weckl
“ I hear in this spirited music offering from Serbian-Hungarian
Csaba Toth Bagi his own claim to his roots and influences that
are truly bountiful! “ - Al Di Meola
“ The Creator has blessed you with the trinity of musicians:
Very strong and unique vocals, great guitar abilities and the
know how to write a great song! You owe it to Him to share it
with the Universe
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