Gábor Szakácsi

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Gabor Hun Szakacsi
Gabor Szakacsi 2016.jpg
Gabor Szakacsi on stage 2016
Background information
Birth name Gabor Gergely Szakacsi
Born Budapest, Hungary
Genres Punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocal, bass
Years active 1990–present
Labels Rebellion, Sliver, Premier art records, Edge records, PIG Records
Associated acts Sledgeback, C.A.F.B., Brains
Website Sledgeback Gabi Hun
Notable instruments
Soldano, Hohner, Ashdown

Gábor Szakácsi (Gabi Hun) is a Hungarian-born American rock guitarist and music producer. Best known as the frontman of Seattle punk group Sledgeback. He fronted one of the most influential Hungarian punk bands of the 1990s C.A.F.B. and released 5 full-length albums with the band from 1993 to 2004. After leaving Hungary Hun started Sledgeback in 2004 and released several albums with the group.His distinct voice became the trademark of Sledgeback.

Musical career[edit]

Hun rose to fame in Hungary and its surrounding areas with his band C.A.F.B. following the success of their 1997 album "Zanza" which launched the group into the country's mainstream. Despite its success the band was unable to work together due to Gabor Hun's drug related problems. He has left the country after the recording sessions of their 1999 album and formed Sledgeback years later in Seattle.

Discography[edit]

Sledgeback[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Zombie pit compilation 2011 (PIG Records) CD
  • Shut the f*** up and listen IV. 2011 (PIG Records) 7" Vinyl
  • We are the underground 2007 (Rebellion records) CD
  • Music is stupid. We like noise! 2005 (W.A.G.T.E.Y.) CD
  • Punks and pints 3 2007 (Sliver records) CD
  • Punks and pints 2 2005 (Sliver records) CD
  • Punks and pints 1 2004 (Sliver records) CD

C.A.F.B. (Hungarian)[edit]

  • Naiv 2004 (Aurora records) CD
  • Subkontakt 2001 (Edge records) CD
  • Minden-hato 1999 (Edge records) CD
  • Zanza, 1997 (Premier art records) CD
  • Ne bizz senkiben 1993 (Trottel records)

Tapes[edit]

  • Klubbang 1998 (Live recordings and demos)
  • Archiv 1992 (Live 1992 Dec.19 with Tankcsapda)
  • Utcastilus 1992 (The first release)

Compilations[edit]

  • Pajtas daloljunk 4. 1993 Trottel records (Various artists)
  • Sokk&Roll 1998 (Various artists)
  • Let the hammer fall 2001 (Sampler compilation/Metal hammer magazine Hungary-Issue#134)

Videos[edit]

Notable contributions[edit]

Gabor Szakacsi with Therapy? in Seattle (2001).L-R-Graham Hopkins; Andy Cairns; Gabor Szakacsi; Michael McKeegan.-Front:Martin McCarrick
  • At its beginnings[1] Szakacsi was a contributing member of[2] the Hungarian band Brains, which is a highly successful pop music group today, regularly appearing some of the most prominent festivals of Europe.
  • In the spring of 2011 Gabor Hun interviewed[3] Los Angeles punk rock singer Doug Dagger of The Generators and Canadian psychobilly musician Big John Bates (Former member of Annihilator[4]) for the Hungarian music magazine "Totalrock". The staff of the magazine opened a full section for Hun, called "vs.Gabihun".

Equipment[edit]

Gabor Hun uses

  • Soldano Hot Rod 50 amplifier head
  • Fender 100 amplifier head
  • Musiclord cabinet
  • Ashdown cabinet
  • Hohner L-75 guitar with EMG active pickup
  • Sennheiser ew 172 G3 wireless system

Hun known for using only 5 strings on the instrument (E.A.D.G.B with no E1).

Personal life[edit]

He acquired US Citizenship in 2008 and lives in Seattle, with his California native wife Heidi whom he married in September 2004. He stated in an interview that he doesn't consume recreational drugs or alcoholic beverages.[5]

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