Zoltan Demeter




Irie Maffia


Budapest / Hungary


Hey Arni, how are you?

I'm Zoltan from Budapest, i can't wait to be a part of you lefty-community! :)

Birth: 21.09.1978

Early years:
'92-2000 - a lot of school band (punk, funk, jazz-rock) - self educated

My favourite bands this years: ,

R.H.C.P.,Jamiroquai, Jimi Hendrix,Metallica, The Beatles, Pat Metheny Group, Weather Report, Level 42, Green Day, Rancid, The Clash...

The School
Dr. Lauschmann Gyula Jazz High School - bass class

My favourite bands/players this years: Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci, Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul Syndicate, Richard Bona...

Lost in the maze


After the school with a lot of music in my head but without the knowing what kind of music i want to play i moved to Budapest from the countryside. I tried myself in different bands in different styles.

Become a pro... :)
Finally i found myself in one of the really popular alternative band in Hungary, with 90-100 gig in a year... That was crazy...From the small clubs to the main stages of the festivals we played everywhere in Hungary and the neighbourhood... Usually the baseline was simple, but i learned there to be confidence on the stage in any situation... To play is better teacher then a school...

Favourite bands/musicians: Björk, David Bowie,The Do, Michacu and the Shapes,Goldfrapp -and lot of contemporary electronic/experimental music

New Roads

ImproSchool: Electronic Music Production

The past few years

Finally we (me and my girlfriend who is a singer) founded our own band called
ANEZ. This is an art-pop duo. We have now 2 LPs, and we collaborated with contemporary dancers to create a performance. We toured in Tokyo, and now we going to tour in Europe...

As a bass player i'm in a popular 12-piece reggae-dancehall-pop band, called Irie Maffia.

Favourite bands/musicians: Björk, The Foals, Eskmo, Alt-J, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, Caribou, Goldfrapp, The Sugarcubes, and many others...

Ok. That was strange to me to going trough my career... The years are passing by, and sometimes it's good to look back... :)

93 Rickenbacker 4003 Fireglo

Jazz Bass -hybrid: '68 neck with '9x bod

'96 Aria Pro II

Stagg Electric Upright

Markbass s450 club head

TC Elliot 2x15 cabinet