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Born in Budapest, István Etiam is a Hungarian singer/songwriter living in the UK.

His songs fall into the blues-pop category. He plays electric, acoustic and slide guitar and harmonica. István enjoys performing live and loves the buzz of being on stage and connecting with the audience. He regularly performs in the UK as well as on the continent.

In 2016 István released his EP ‘Faith’, the first in his trilogy of “Faith, Hope, Love”. His second EP ‘Hope’ came out in 2019 followed by ‘Love’ in 2020.

In April 2021, he released his song ‘Yuri Gagarin’ on 7″ vinyl disc, to commemorate and to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Gagarin’s historic flight as the first man in space.

Currently in the studio, István will launch his debut album in 2023, with a tour of European cities planned to coincide with the release.

His influences cut right across the musical spectrum: classical, jazz (Wes Montgomery is a favourite), blues (Blind Willie McTell, Muddy Waters), pop (Abba to Zappa) and folk music from around the world.

His favourite vegetable is beetroot and his favourite colour is green. He loves the quote by the American lyricist Edgar ‘Yip’Harburg: “Words can make you think a thought, music can make you feel a feeling, a song makes you feel a thought”.

For more information and for bookings, please use the Contact form or email ‘Info’ (at) IstvanEtiam (dot) com.

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