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Beatrice (or simply Ricse, sometimes referred to as Nagy Feró és a Beatrice or Nagyferó és a Beatrice) is a Hungarian rock band. It was founded in 1969 as a women's band, who played mostly cover songs. In 1971, Nagy Feró joined the band as a frontman. In the following years, the membership was completely replaced, and from 1974 they began to write their own songs in the then fashionable glam rock style. They were constantly trying to reach a record deal, and from 1976 onwards they were oriented towards disco music.

Beatrice együttes tagjai- hátul Donászy Tibor, Miklóska Lajos, középen Lugosi László, Gidófalvy Attila, elől Nagy Feró. Fortepan 89126.jpg
The ensemble in a 1978 photograph (Donászy Tibor, Miklóska Lajos up the back, Lugosi László, Gidófalvy Attila in the middle, Nagy Feró up the front)
Recording by Urbán Tamás
Background information
OriginBudapest, Hungary
GenresPunk rock, hard rock, alternative rock
Years active1969 (1969)–1977 (1977), 1978 (1978)–1981 (1981), 1987 (1987)–present
LabelsMHV, Ring, Hungaroton, Quint/EMI
Past memberssee here

They disbanded in 1977, and in the following year, Beatrice was reformed as a rock band by Nagy Feró with bassist Miklóska Lajos, guitarist Lugosi László, keyboardist Gidófalvy Attila, and drummer Donászy Tibor of Beatrice, who reformed and played rock again to the style of AC/DC. At that time, they were born into a classic, the songs singing their everyday prospects, such as Jericho, the Metropolitan Wolf, and the Angel Earth. The party-state culture policy has consistently hampered the "unmanageable" band, which eventually disbanded in 1981.

Beatrice, after its re-establishment in 1987, became a success team in an atmosphere of system change. In 1988, they released their first album in private editions, and their second album, Utálom az egész XX. századot 1991, was featured on the Mahasz disk sales top list for 40 weeks, and was promoted to the first place. Beatrice's biggest hit to date was 8 óra munka. Throughout the country there were sold-out concerts. By 1994, the band practically ran out: besides Nagy Feró, only guitarist Brúger László remained in the band. For this reason, Nagy Feró reorganized the orchestra and, from 1994, was officially called New Beatrice with a changing lineup. The "new" flag was later abandoned, however, in recent years, the concerts are often advertised in the form of "Nagy Feró és a Beatrice". Launched in 2010, the concert video of the band's 30th anniversary was ranked 1st in the Mahasz DVD list.


The early Beatrice (1969–1977)Edit

Beatrice was founded in 1969 as a women's band. Csuka Mónika (vocals, guitar) Nagy Katalin (keyboards), Hamar Krisztina (bass guitar) and Csuka Mária (drums) took part in the first line-up. For a while later he pulled into the disco queen Szűcs Judith also played the organ Beatrice.[1] They played mostly cover songs, but in 1970, for example, the song Jóbarátom, was released together with Komár László, written by Csuka Mária.[2][3]

In 1970, he became a permanent club at the Telephone Factory in Kőbánya.[4] They didn't play their own songs, they had repertoire repertoire: Hendrix - Fire, Shocking Blue - Venus, Middle Of The Road - Chirpy Chirpy Chip-Chip, The Equals - Michael And The Slipper Tree Joe Cocker version). In 1971 Feró Nagy married Mónika Csuka and joined the band at the end of the year as a singer. As a result of the continuous exchange of girls, the girls got out of the band. Kati Nagy proved to be in the Fire Wheel, Mária Csuka became a member of the Wild Cats.[1] In 1972 Sándor Bencsik joined the band with guitarist, then András Temesvári bassist, drummer Péter Temesvári, Károly Nagy keyboardist. After leaving Bencsik, Zoltán Gáti became the guitarist.[5]

After leaving Károly Nagy, they continued their concert with five members without a keyboard. Their own songs were not at that time, including concerts such as Sweet, Mud, Gary Glitter, Suzi Quatro and other, mostly glam rock songs. The unique atmosphere of the concerts was accompanied by Feró's custom style conference and the use of unknown, humorous and improvisational design elements in Hungary.

In the summer of 1974, after a major transformation for several months, the reorganized Beatrice was introduced at the Kőbánya Youth Club. Sándor Cziránku became the guitarist, Barile Pasqualé Péter Temesvári replaced the drums, and after the departure of András Temesvári, Mónika Csuka played the bass along with the vocals. From that time on they played mainly their own compositions written in glam rock style, their first demo recordings were made, the song titled "One Word" sung by Csuka Mónika was also performed by the Hungarian Radio, but none of their songs were released on the record. Beatrice's concert at the FMH on October 10, 1976 was recorded by the Hungarian Radio.

In 1977, she changed the style of Beatrice, and tried the disco in the hope of greater awareness. Choose Here! featured in the radio program "Come, Little Girl, Come," which was released on the compilation album released after the show. The band's guitarist was Zoltán Marschalkó. Mónika Csuka became a member of the Mikrolied female vocal trio in 1976, who fused with Beatrice. They were thinking in a shared album, but the plans could not be realized and eventually Beatrice broke up.

The "black sheep" Beatrice (1978–1981)Edit

In 1978, Beatrice was reorganized and another style change took place. Tibor Miklós, a writer, wrote to Feró Nagy about the music of AC / DC and wanted to take Beatrice to this blues-based rock direction. In the first set, Feró Nagy was represented by Attila Gidófalvy, keyboardist László Lugosi, bassist Miklóska Miklóska and drummer Tibor Donászy. Initially, they performed Deep Purple, AC / DC and Ramones processing in the Youth Park in Budapest, followed by their own songs: Jericho, Motorized Generation, Faded Star, Standing on the Ground, Goodbye, Metropolitan Wolf, No Need. In 1978, the 4th favorite band of the Ifipark audience was behind P. Mobil, the Pyramid and the Mini.

Beatrice fans in 1979

When the punk music scandal came to Hungary from the West in the late 1970s, the cultural press worried Beatrice about the punk flag, although the musicians had not even heard of this style. After one of the audience at the one-park concert, a girl flew to the stage with a femur on the stage, the band was banned from the vital location at that time. This was accompanied by various hairstyling rumors, and as a result, Beatrice was banished from most of the capital's clubs. According to the most famous rumor, the members of the band chopped a live chicken on one of their concerts. Despite the fact that this was not the case, Péter Erdős announced it as a TV show. The band then deliberately undertook to represent the "bottom ten thousand". Thanks to the state media, their bad news spread quickly, they were banned from several counties, state security agencies were constantly harassing the members of the band, but nevertheless, or even because of this, their reputation grew rapidly across the country. In the exterior, the black leather pants, the leather vest, the torn jeans, and the distinctive white polka dot (“babos”) draped on the red background distinguished them and their audience from the other bands.

In April 1979, Gidófalvy passed into the newly formed Carthage, and Beatrice continued in four, without a keyboard. This year they were given the opportunity to record a full album of songs in Radio 6's studio. László B. Révész made a directing film about endangered youngsters and wanted to use Beatrice's songs as a film. The record was finally made in the countersink and could only appear after the change of regime in 1993 (Voice-Over: Banned Songs, 1979). If they did not have a single disc, Beatrice recordings appeared here and there. In 1980, the Minec lived on Beatrice, a Radiant-Charcoal title called Radio. In the movie Pofonok völgye, made by László Papp, boxer János Bródy played the song "What's Going Here", which appeared on a single. The song contest, written by KISZ, was won with their own song titled No You Learn. In July, they had the chance to tour Omega and LGT and play on the Kisstadion '80. On August 23, 1980, the brand manager of the Hungarian Record Record Company, Péter Erdős announced three "rebellious" orchestras called "Black Lambs" on the island of Hajógyári in Óbuda. the AE Committee as a forerunner. (Triple three days later, Körmenden repeated the "black lambs" show.) At the end of 1980, guitarist Lugosi stepped out to join Dinamith, his second album. It was replaced by Csaba Bogdán, then the lineup with József Vedres guitarist and Laszlo Waszlavik was added - the late document of this period is the double edition of the 2013 edition of Banned Songs, containing about 150 minutes, typically unpublished material. CD.

In March 1981, under the pressure of power, the Musician Trade Union distanced itself from the orchestra, so Beatrice was not invited to the shipyard trade union super concert on August 22, where all the popular Hungarian rock performers performed. Four days later Feró Nagy announced the dissolution of the band. Their last concert was on July 30 in the Nyíregyháza Youth Park. Feró Vedres and in 1982 founded the bikini Gabor Szucs Antal Gabor Nemeth on drums and bass guitarist from Alajos Németh and Dinamitból.

The popular Beatrice (1987–1993)Edit

There have been signs of Beatrice's re-establishment in 1987. On September 22, 1984, in the Youth Park, surprisingly, they performed in Bikini after Feró Nagy (vocals), Miklóska (rhythm guitar), Lugosi (guitar), Donászy (drums), Waszlavik (keyboards), András Trunkos (ex-Rolls Fraction) bass. Then, in 1986, several concerts were given in the FMH with Tamás Zsoldos bass guitarist. From the beginning of 1987, László Kreutz drummered at the concerts at Edda Works in the place of Donaszy. On May 2, 1987, at their concert in Petőfi Hall, it was announced that Beatrice was officially re-established (in the positions of Feró Nagy, Miklóska, Lugosi, Waszlavik, Zsoldos, Kreutz, but Waszlavik soon stood away).

In 1988, after the end of the state monopoly of the record release, the band signed a contract with the private record label. Their first album was released as a double album with Beatrice '78 –'88. On the first disc, the classic old Ricse songs were placed, and on the second, the new songs, like the almost instant hit, were the happy days of happiness or the more serious The two thousandth year. Bertalan Hirlemann has already drummed on the album.

In the bustle of the 1989 regime change, Beatrice became a popular band at the same time. The ten years of rebellious opposition in the ten years ago brought her fruit. Miklóska was not able to withstand the rush and the rhythm section was renewed with the arrival of László Zselencz bassist and drummer Zoltán Pálmai. In 1990, the state record label Hungaroton released the lexical songs of our childhood, composed mostly of old Beatrice songs, which was a great hit by the Amuri partisans, composed of a mix of movement songs. László Brúger joined Miklóska as a rhythmist.

Looking forward, MHV's former head, Jenő Bors, who refused to release his Beatrice album ten years earlier, now signed the band as the head of the newly founded Quint publisher, who hated the entire XX. They came to the top of their career with their album titled Century. Beatrice stood at the pub hymn for 8 hours, or between the Mountains and the punk rock songs with the Paddling Girl songs. For 40 weeks, the album featured on Mahasz's record sales record and reached the first place. In June 1991, the 1st Eastern European Rock Festival was organized on Hajógyári Island. Ten years after banning Rice from the trade union super-concert, they were one of the main orchestras of the three-day festival. On November 23, they made a full house at an independent concert at the Budapest Sports Hall. The success story was closed in 1992 by A Beatrice's Best Songs, which reached the 3rd place on the Mahasz list. After that, the ancestor Beatrice László Lugosi left the band and followed the drummer Palma.

The third Merry Hungarian album on the Mahasz list was produced by the trio of Feró Nagy, Brúger and Zselencz. In 1993, Vedres Joe arrived in Lugosi to play Beatrice before the 1981 division. The drummer became Gábor Németh, who at that time, after the dissolution of Beatrice in 1981, was a founding member of Bikini with Ferro. However, by 1994, the band ran out again after Vedres and Németh and Zselencz left.

New Beatrice (1994–2009)Edit

1999 formation: from the front: Székely Károly, Nagy Feró, Fülöp István, hátul: Laczik Ferenc, Péter Zsolt

In the middle of the nineties, the entire band was replaced by Feró Nagy. The old veteran musicians were replaced by young rockers, only Feró Nagy remained among the old ones and Laszlo László Waszlavik was re-discovered. Attila Heffner, bassist, gave his place to Ferenc Laczik from the Action Unit after a few months. In 1995, László Brúger followed him, with two new guitarists: Zsolt Péter and Károly Székely (ex-Phobia). At the same time, Waszlavik got out and the New Beatrice (under that name) was officially born. New Beatrice produced a four-digit demo in 1996, which was expanded to 13 songs in November with a CD titled 'Take It…' in Hungaroton's release. At the time of the release, drummer Zoltán Nagy left the band and was replaced by István Fülöp (ex-Phobia).

In 1998, a two-hour concert video was released on VHS Hungarian, which was recorded in the E-Club on February 27th. At that time the band played in the beer garden of the Petőfi Hall. In the same year on September 4, a 20-year jubilee concert was held at the Petofi Hall, where the three epochs of Beatrice (the classical Ricse of the 1980s, the '89 -92 success, and the current '98) were held. also appeared. The concert was released on a double CD by Premier Art. In July 1999, the next Beatrice studio album "Premaroma" was released at Premier Art. The title song is the bumpy, punk version of the hit Macarena. During the year, EMI-Quint re-released their older Beatrice albums on CD (I hate the whole 20th century, Beatrice's best songs, Cheerful Hungarians, Banned songs).

Since the change of regime, Feró Nagy and Beatrice have appeared on several political sides (Fidesz, MDF). At the turn of the millennium, they participated regularly in the events of the National Rock Ensemble at the events of the MIÉP and the Sixty-Four County Youth Movement (for example, the National Song Festival, Hungarian Island). Since 2000, Feró Nagy has become the editor-in-chief of the radical Pannon Radio.

After six years, the new Beatrice's stable standing had broken down. In 2002 István Fülöp drummer left Bertalan Hirlemann. Hirlemann was a member of the ensemble in 1988, and he also drummed on the European Show Illusion, which was released under the name of Feró Nagy in 2002 (also beside the guitarist Ferenc Laczik, bassist and Zsolt Péter). In 2003, guitarists, Peter and Székely, left the band, so Joe Vedres and a young guitarist, Viktor Magasvári joined. This lineup remained until 2010. On October 18, 2008, Beatrice celebrated its 30th anniversary in the Petofi Hall. The concert video released from the event took the 1st place on the Mahasz DVD list.

Today (2010-present)Edit

Beatrice 35

In early 2010, Feró Nagy announced the reorganization of the band: Vedres Joe and Hirleman Bertalan left; the latter was replaced by the son of Feró Nagy, Attila Nagy, who was a regular guest. The rejuvenated Beatrice began to create a new studio album, two of which were already featured on the show. On July 31, 2010, the MTV Icon program featured contemporary bands and performers reinterpreting Beatrice's songs, paying tribute to the band's work. The recordings of the new album started in March 2011, and two months later, the album "Joy and Rock & Roll" was released.

At the end of 2011, the double Beatrice album was released on CD on the CD by Collective Art. The band celebrated its 35th birthday on March 16, 2013 at the Petőfi Hall. Since the 1970s, the ensemble has performed at one of the most prominent places in Hungarian pop music life, Tabán. At the Tabán Festival on May 1, 2015, Tamás Takáts, Ádám Török and New Mini, Mobilmánia and Edda stepped on stage alongside Beatrice.

On October 6, 2015 László Lugosi, guitarist of the classical lineup, died as a result of larynx.

In August 2016, a new guitarist joined Botor Tari, who has been working with the team since 2013 as a technician. At the beginning of 2018 Viktor Magasvári was replaced by Zalán Kékkői, but according to the orchestra's statement, Viktors Magasvári is considered a "heirloom" member of Beatrice, who can enter any concert in the future.

On April 7, 2018, the band celebrated its 40th anniversary with a grand concert at the Arena. In the blocks of the program, different ages of the oeuvre of Beatrice and Feró Nagy were recalled. The concert was opened by a speech by Lajos Miklóska, and later several guests appeared: from the old Beatrice Attila Gidófalvy and Tibor Donászy, the former guitarist Viktor Viktoras Magasvári, András Pásztor, András Wahorn, Mihály Mező, Miklós Varga, József Kalapács. The orchestra was complemented by a wind section and female vocalist in some songs.

Awards and honoursEdit

  • Transilvanian Music Awards – Különdíj (2013)

The side branches of BeatriceEdit


After the dissolution of Beatrice in 1981, Feró Nagy and József Vedres, with the three remaining members of Dynamite, founded the Bikini in 1982. The drummer was Gábor Németh, who later became a member of Beatrice for a short time. They played punk-rock-like music with new waves, Beatrice songs on their concerts. After two albums, Feró Nagy got out, his successor became Louis D. Nagy. In the ensemble's music, the change resulted in a remarkable renewal, and the Feró period was later awarded the Ancient Bikini flag.

In 1999, the Ancient Bikini set up for a concert, and since then has been on a casual basis. Alajos Németh (the only founding member to play in the Bikini to date) rarely participates in these concerts, mostly by Facó Laczik. Beatrice concerts also occasionally play some Ancient Bikini songs.

Feró Nagy participated in the work of D. Nagy's Bikini as a writer. His compositions include Before I Go, which is currently on Beatrice concerts, and is also on the new album.

The combination of KuroshioEdit

At the end of 1988, Lajos Miklóska (singer and bassist) and the band of László Brúger, who played Beatrice's guitar for a while (but later), was a part of the Beatrice because of health problems from Beatrice. drummer). The band worked for a year or two and gave a few concerts, some of which remained on bootlegs.

Band membersEdit

Current lineup
Classic lineup (1978–1980)
  • Nagy Feró – vocals
  • Lugosi László – guitar
  • Miklóska Lajos – bass guitar
  • Donászy Tibor – drums, percussion
  • Gidófalvy Attila – keyboard (1979-ig)
Most successful lineup (1989–1992)
  • Nagy Feró – vocals
  • Lugosi László – guitar
  • Zselencz László – bass guitar
  • Pálmai Zoltán – drums, percussion
  • Brúger László – guitar (1991-present)


Studio albums
  • Beatrice '78–'88 (1988) – double album
  • Gyermekkorunk lexebb dalai (1990)
  • Utálom az egész XX. századot (1991)
  • Vidám magyarok (1992)
  • Betiltott dalok ("Megkerült hangszalag", 1979) (1993)
  • Ki viszi át… (1996)
  • Vakaroma (1999)
  • Vidámság és rock & roll (2011)
  • Beatrice '77-'88 (CD reissue, 2011)
Concert videos
Other recordings
  • Jóbarátom (1970) – half single
  • Tessék választani '77 (1977) – compilation album, with Gyere kislány, gyere
  • Mire megy itt a játék (1980) – half single
  • Hamlet (1986) – She plays Beatrice on the Nagy Feró's solo album
  • Magyar vagyok (VHS, 1998)
  • 30 éves jubileumi koncert (DVD, 2008)
  • A nemzeti dal ünnepe (national compilation – 2002)
  • 100% blues (blues compilation – 2003)
  • A Rockalbum – A magyar rock 16 nagy pillanata (rock compilation – 2004)
  • Feketebárányok koncert – 1980 (Concert recording – 2004)
  • Bocskai Szabadegyetem színpada (CD of Trianon Memorial Program)


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