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Republic is a Hungarian rock band formed in Budapest in 1990. Their style is a mix of Western rock music and traditional Hungarian folk music. The band is popular in its native country and among Hungarian speaking minorities in other parts of the world.
The two founding members are László Bódi and Lászlo Attila Nagy. The two played together for a band called Cipőfűző (Hungarian for shoelaces). From this name, László Bódi acquired the nickname "Cipő", i.e. shoe. Cipő died in March 2013 at the age of 47. The most recent change in the band's composition was in 1991 when the original lead guitarist Imre Bali retired and was replaced by Tamás Patai.
While not formal members of the band, András “Bundás” Szabó (violin) and Gábor Halász (acoustic guitar) perform with the band during their live shows.
On albums, Republic frequently refers to itself ironically as “the worst group in Hungary″. The logo of the band is a stylised fish which from some angle resembles a human figure.Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments