Simo Lakatos Barna

songwriter - producer - performer

1977 Hungary - Sárospatak

 

He always wanted to understand all sides of performing arts, studying theater, film and music. Growing up in the new underground electronic music scene of Budapest after the communism soon led to producing and playing all kind of interesting experimental music, like the bio-goa Tanu Tuva, minimal dub jazz Yntro, rap-psychedelic rock Psychedelic Cowboys etc... coming from a little tzigan village determined him to form the first romapunk-folk band Orkestra Bohemika. As a traveller visited the five continents, playing in the Free Wise Men, Viaje Latino, Diego del Malaga y les gitanes etc... playing in the  transylvanian theater Tamási Áron as a guest artist. Leading the transylvanian band Free Will, formed OriOnXpress in Amsterdam 2012  with Virág Péter.

Beside music he works with documentary film making, contemporary theater and  performance art.  He is involved in human right activism, always helping the local tzigan communities. Father and happily married.

artwork by Simo and Eszter