András Petruska, who represents indie-folk music in Hungary, released his debut album ‘Metropolita’ in 2014. The record creates a musical postcard of Budapest by guiding the listener through the newly opened Metro Line 4, station by station, introducing each of them in a song. The songs are based on the blend of traditional Hungarian dance music and the unique fingerstyle guitar playing. Besides the native culture, we can also hear the floating sounds of gipsy music and chanson, which evokes the atmosphere of the early 20th century saloons and cabarets.
“Metropolita is the biggest surprise of the year in the Hungarian scene, as it sounds with a quality that could stand out anywhere in the world” – PestiEst
András’ gigs are the blend of his genuine guitar technique, virtuosity, boundless fantasy and humor. This complexity guarantees the bandlike sound, although it is only András on stage with his guitar and voice.
During his 5 years solo career, he has played more than 500 gigs throughout Hungary and Europe, including the famous Sziget festival, several live concerts in the national radio MR2 and the MusikMesse in Frankfurt. András also played together with Tommy Emmanuel at his concert in the Palace of Arts, Budapest.