What is your full name?
Mark Linczenyi. My friends call me Marko.
How old are you?
What is your genre of music?
That is somewhere between 80’s disco, synth pop and psychedelic rock. But I compose different types of music as well, including romantic trap and electronic music.
Give us a little Bio of you.
I started my music career in the children’s choir of The Hungarian State Opera. I have been studying music (playing the piano and singing) since 1991. I have studied classical music for fifteen years and had the opportunity of singing with talents including José Carreras and Bobby McFerrin. For over a decade now I have been studying jazz, as well as composing and producing music myself. Among others I’m the singer/songwriter and producer of the two time MTV EMA award winner band, KOLIN. I am also always involve in other projects, including writing film scores, as well as appearing on Hungary’s got talent, as one of their main presenters.
How long have you been doing music?
Since a child I have been dancing for over 25 years and as a serious performer for around 15 years.
What made you go in to music?
When I was around (how old???) we went over with my mother’s friends place and there was a piano in the living room, I was playing it for hours, which must have been really uncomfortable to listen to. As a result my mother’s friend suggested that she take me to music school. She did. And I’ll always love her because of this.
Are you a signed Artist?
I used to be signed with Universal but now I’m free as a bird.
What instruments do you play?
Piano and guitar and I am also a singer.
Who are your influences?
It’s really hard to name them. They change with time. I used to be a huge fan of Mike Patton’s and Bobby McFerrin’s. Then I started to listen to the 80’s music, mostly disco and synth pop. They are super funny. These days I listen to mostly rap and hip-hop music or indie, including tUnE yArDs or Alt-J.
When will your new material be out?
It should be ready for early next year. We already have all the demos ready for the next album and recorded the final mixes for four songs out of the 12.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Right now I am at a Portugal fishing village where I am writing the final lyrics to some of the tracks and I going surfing as well. That’s how I find my inspiration. Somehow I find sitting in the studio isn’t the best place to feel inspired.
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
On a tropical island swimming with dolphins or mermaids.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I have several projects to take care of. Besides this I do lots of extreme sports such as surfing and skateboarding. I also go canoeing and running twice a week.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?
Dr. Dre or Snoop.
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
Since I’ve never played in the U.K. before at first I would settle for the smallest club in the world over there and I daren’t think about the far future.
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
Since I’ve never played in the U.S. before at first I would settle for the smallest club in the world over there and I daren’t think about the far future.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I think when I was a teenage, it much have been ‘Self Esteem’ by The OffSpring. After this, there are too many to name them all.
What was the first song you wrote?
It was a primitive punk song with angry political lyrics. Awful and ridiculous at the same time.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Quit singing. But I didn’t take this advice.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
To do the best they can and do that loudly.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive, ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
First do not forget to go to the toilet before the gig. Secondly, that u need to have still water on stage. Also a towel. Make sure your zipper is closed! Finally never forget to kiss at least one girl before the end of the performance.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?