Well Hungarians
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Well Hungarians

Smithton, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1993 | INDIE

Smithton, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1993
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"Robert K. Oermann-Music Historian, Critic, Author"

Ya gotta love that band name. These St. Louis boys have a guitar-heavy sound that indicates a strong Skynyrd/Allmans influence on their debut single. ...the harmonies on the choruses are country all the way.

These St. Louis boys take on a touching, sentimental ode with excellent results. This is as well-written, performed and produced as anything on a Music Row major label. Spins, please. (Speaking on the song "Diamonds and Love")
And there’s something to be said for placing the new single right in your hands at the convention, which is what the Well Hungarians did.
- Music Row Magazine


"Fairs, Festivals, Special Events, and Venues"

Fairs, Festivals, Special Events, and Venues

Country Group of the Year Award 2006 – New Music Weekly Magazine
Best Country Band in St. Louis 2004 - Riverfront Times Newspaper
GACTV Country Across America Show (2006)
NCAA Final Four Party - St. Louis, MO (2005)
Jim Beam Country Band Search National Top 5 Finalist 2002

PBR (Pro Bull Riders) After party - St. Louis, MO (2005)

St. Louis Blues team parties and rallies (1998 - 2002)

St. Louis Rams pre-game rallies (2004, 2006)

St. Louis Cardinals playoff and World Series rallies (2004, 2006)

Minnesota Wild team parties (2000 - 2001)

Private parties for NHL, NFL, & MLB players

NASCAR Fair - Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, Kansas City, MO

St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade 2006 for KMOV CBS Television

Morning Show for KTVI FOX 2 St. Louis

St. Louis Art Fair
Named the #1 Fine Art Fair in the country by the ArtFair SourceBook, 2003 edition, and the Harris List.
Warren County, MO Fair

Missouri State H.O.G. Rally

Illinois State H.O.G. Rally

Wentzville, MO Parks Dept.

93.7 The BULL Float Trip - St. Louis, MO (2003, 2004, 2005)

Hannibal, MO - Tom Sawyer Days (2003, 2005)
Voted one of the best family festivals in the USA!

Cheyenne Frontier Days - Cheyenne, Wyoming
(featuring national acts: Kenny Chesney, Montgomery Gentry, Doobie Bros., Travis Tritt)

Eureka Days - Eureka, MO

Arcola, IL Broom Corn Festival
(featuring national acts such as: Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley)

World Freefall Convention

Park Hills, MO Amphitheatre

Millstadt, IL Bier Festival

Belleville, IL Duetchfest

O'Fallon, IL 150th anniversary homecoming

Charleston, IL Red, White, & Blue Festival
(featuring national acts including: Tracy Byrd, Clay Walker)

Southern Illinois University Festivals

Relay for Life Cancer Concert 2004

UMB Bank Pavilion/Riverport Amphitheatre
Pops / H.O.B. Network - St. Louis
Wyandotte County Fairgrounds Kansas City, MO
Joe's Bar - Chicago, IL
The Pageant / SFX Network
St. Louis Union Station
Hall of Fame Lounge - Nashville,TN
Sheldon Concert Hall - St. Louis, MO
The Stage - Nashville, TN
Coyotes - Louisville, KY
InCahoots - St. Louis, MO
8 Second Salloon - Indianapolis, IN
The Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar, TN
Fair St. Louis
(Main Stage - Miller Music Blast)
Exit/Inn - Nashville, TN
Blueberry Hill - St. Louis, MO
Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville, TN
- WellHungarians.NET


"Acknowlegements"

Acknowledgements:

We have got nothing but overwhelming phone calls and e-mails about "Well Hungarians". We played "Sorry 'bout the Mess" one time and had 30 calls! We put it in immediate rotation!.
-Rick Nix
Operations Director P/D M/D, WKUL-FM - Cullman, AL

"Their stage performance and their sound is as gutsy as their name, but all it takes is one time and you're hooked."
-Bo Matthews
Drive Show Air Personality, WIL 92.3 - St. Louis, MO


"Well Hungarians are the BEST band to emerge from the Mid-West in years!"
-Billy Block
Western Beat, Nashville, TN

"Seasoned musicians, superb vocal blend."
-Brad Garret
Police Productions, LLC

"I get a real sense of a unique, fun and entertaining style with this group. In this day of sameness and production row music, maybe that's what we need!"
-Mike Kennedy
Program Director, Young Country 104 - Kansas City, MO

"A new and refreshing sound with lots of energy. Best live band in St. Louis!"
-Mark Langston
Afternoon Air Personality/Music Director, 93.7 The Bull - St. Louis, MO

"The Well Hungarians are one of the best acts I've seen in a while."
-Chad Brock
Country Music Artist

"A 'get-out-of-your-seat-and-party' kind of band. Their musical talents and energetic show rivals many of the National Acts we've hosted. Definitely a good investment for our room."
-Shawn Sloan
General Manager, InCahoots - St. Louis, MO
- WellHungarians.NET


Discography

Sorry 'Bout the Mess, Rock n Roll Singer, Betty Rides Around, & Diamonds and Love - Charted Nationally on two different charts. All of these singles have received extensive documented airplay in the U.S.A. and ten other countries.

Framed - EP, Sorry 'Bout the Mess - LP, Diamonds and Love, Single release

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"The Well Hungarians quickly became a favorite on our campus and will be back for the third year in a row at Wartburg. The quality and quantity of their music is well appreciated by the student audience. The group has even allowed the students to play with them during their performance! They have been great about talking to the students about performing and questions regarding the music industry as well."
-Sarah Glascock, Wartburg College

"Well Hungarians is a band that can give your students what they want. The great thing about them is the awesome flexibility in their set list. If a school wants to bring in this band to do a full show of their great original country music that's fine, but Well Hungarians can also come in and play a show with far more variety if the activities board wishes to draw a more diverse and well-rounded crowd."
-Campus Activities Magazine

"2009 Music Hot List"
- Campus Activities Magazine

WINNERS of the 2006 "BEST COUNTRY GROUP of the YEAR"
- New Music Weekly Magazine, Hollywood, CA

WINNERS of the 2007, 2005, 2004 "BEST COUNTRY GROUP of the YEAR"
- Riverfront Times, Saint Louis, MO

Out of the Midwest rode this quintet of virtuoso players whose lyrics and music reflect the wit, pathos and contemporary pounding rhythms of country music as well as a unique flair for classic rock n roll. Not merely a Midwest phenomenon, Well Hungarians have traveled the country entertaining and impressing audiences with creative covers and outstanding original songs.

It is their harmonies, musicianship and the fact that they are one of the tightest bands in the country that have made Well Hungarians finalists in the 2002 Jim Beam Unsigned Artist competition (it took Keith Anderson to beat them), Best Country Band in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times Readers Poll in 2004 and Best Country Group award in 2006 by New Music Weekly Magazine. They have made multiple appearances at the County Music Association Music Fest commonly known as Fan Fair.

With a song list containing well over two hundred classic to contemporary cuts, their range of cover work moves from The Charlie Daniels Band to ZZ Top, from Alan Jackson to Crosby, Stills and Nash, from Kenny Chesney to America, from Keith Urban to The Eagles, from Rascal Flatts to Bad Company and the legendary kings of country cross-over, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Well Hungarians have shared the stage with most of the artists they cover and others including Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Little River Band, America and a couple of dozen more.

Along their journey they have had four consecutive singles hit two major country charts from their CD's, Sorry bout the Mess and Framed, receiving air play not only in the U.S. but ten other countries. No doubt, Well Hungarians spot-on harmonies, lush and effervescent, have a great deal to do with their wide appeal. One cannot hear the crystal clear blending without thinking Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Eagles and Alabama.

Original works of music such as the title cut from the CD Sorry bout the Mess reflect genuine Southern Americana storytelling as does Mama Was a Train and Winfield Ferry. Irony is not lost on the Well Hungarians in songs such as Why Cant We All Just Get Along, an ode to contemporary chaos that you can't keep from grooving across the floor with your favorite dance partner. This is merely testament to the depth and range of this truly extraordinary collection of musicians.

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