Matyas Pribojszki

Biography

Multi-award-winning Matyas Pribojszki (1974) is one of the finest and highest qualified harmonica players, singers out there. The gold album recipient, Hohner harmonica endorser has 10 albums under his belt. During his career he has performed in 30 countries on three continents passing on the message of his own style of blues, many times sharing the stage with blues extraordinaires alike. 

”Matyas Pribojszki is definitely a brilliant instrumentalist; his tasteful play can by all means compete with the best harmonica players of the blues planet…” - Jean Jaques Miltau

Matyas started playing harmonica at the age of 15 under the influence of Sonny Boy Williamson II.

He formed his first band Blues Fools in 1994. The band quickly became one the most well-known bands on the blues scene. During the 10 years period together they recorded four albums and toured throughout Europe with outstanding success.

In January 2004 Matyas invited mostly jazz-influenced musicians to form the Matyas Pribojszki Band. Their highly acclaimed first album „Flavours” was released in 2005. Album supporting tours took place all over Europe and beyond. A Live performance DVD “Live in Budapest” (2006) and another studio album “How Many More” (2008) followed meanwhile the band was consistently on the road. “How Many More” went gold in Hungary, being the first blues album in decades reaching such high numbers of sales in the country.

In 2009 Matyas Pribojszki and Ripoff Raskolnikov (A) released “Room for Two”, a full length acoustic duo album with Raskolnikov`s and Matt’s original numbers.

A year later he recorded “Boogie on the Ship” (2010). This 100% live studio cut with absolutely zero overdub really showed how much Matyas and the band improved musically over the years. They have found themselves back on the road supporting the album nationally and internationally.

In 2013, his latest release “Treat” turned heads again in Europe and overseas. The international media highly praised it; BBC network invited Matyas for an in studio performance an interview. He made his debut tour in the USA covering eight States and thousands of miles.

"Matyas is an impressive virtuoso harmonica player and has an original style…” - Rick Estrin

“He plays both traditional and contemporary blues harmonica styles with a practiced assurance which belies his years and his tone, phrasing and timing are right on the money.-Steve Baker

Nowdays in 2016. Matyas and his band are working on their brand-new studio album, and some tours, club and festival gigs, all around in Europe. The  new Matyas Pribojszki Band cd will be coming out in June 2016.!

Matyas Pribojszki’s duo project „Grunting Pigs” are also playing a lot in Hungary and all around Europe too. They are also working on a new cd, and it will be coming out at the end of April 2016.!

Matyas is always on tour on his own and with his band. During his travels he has shared the stage with many legends he looks up to such as: Charlie Musselwhite, Bob Margolin, Duke Robillard, Howard Tate, Carlos Del Junco, Paul Lamb, Andy J. Forest, Herbie Goins, Paul Lamb, Ian Siegal, Little G. Weevil etc…just to name a few.

The other hand Matyas Pribojszki- was a member of the jury and honored guest at the World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen, Germany 2009, and also at the Baltic-Nordic Harmonica Festival in Parnu, Estonia, 2011.

Besides his musician career, as a most amazing world-class blues harmonica performer, Mátyás has a nice harmonica online store  www.harmonica.hu, and  on the other hand, he has dozens of young harmonica students in Hungary and Mátyás also the author of a Hungarian harmonica school-book for beginners, titled “Harp School”. („Herfli Suli” –  www.herflisuli.hu )

Testimonials

I like the Hohner harmonicas, mostly the Golden Melodies, Marine Bands, CX-12 chromatics, and the new low tuned  Thunderbirds…I really  enjoy and feel the long history, good quality, and something more when I’m playing  Hohner harmonicas…

Festival References

•    Jammin’ in DC Blues and Barbecue Festival (Kansas, USA)
•    Gronau Jazz & Blues Festival (Germany)
•    Baltic-Nordic Harmonica Festival (Estonia)
•    Rauma Blues Festival (Finland)
•    Duvel Blues Festival (Belgium)
•    Blues On The Bay Festival (Ireland)
•    World Harmonica Festival (Germany)
•    Pordenone Blues Festival (Italy)
•    Blues a Roses Festival (Spain)
•     (Ge)Varenwinkel Festival (Belgium)
•    Harmonica Sur Cher (France)
•    Puisto Blues Festival (Finland)

Band

Mátyás Pribojszki Band