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All Set For Omega
March 4, 2009 By P.M.    
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Omega, the legendary Hungarian band that had a worldwide hit with "Gyongyhaju lany" (Pearls In Her Hair) will play the Sala Kongresowa March 14.

Omega was officially formed in 1962, when they played their first concert in Budapest. As the legend goes, the instruments each musician would play were decided upon after a vote. In 1970, Omega received numerous awards for "Pearls In Her Hair," a song which would be covered by countless bands in later years. However, Gabor Presser and Jozsef Laux left Omega in 1971 to start Lokomotiv GT. Anna Adamis, the songwriter, left as well.

Omega is the only East European band to have achieved worldwide success. They played only sporadically during the 1990s, giving a handful of concerts in Hungary. In 2004 they started to miss playing live and toured most of the larger Hungarian cities over the next two years, playing to packed venues everywhere they went. Their 45th anniversary was celebrated with a gigantic concert at the Hungaroring race-track in 2007.

Since 1971, the band has appeared with the same line-up: Janos Kobor (Mecky), lead vocals; Gyorgy Molnar (Elefant), guitars; Laszlo Benko (Laci), keyboards; Tamas Mihaly (Misi), bass; Ferenc Debreceni (Ciki), drums.

March 14, 8 p.m., Sala Kongresowa, 1 Defilad Sq.
Tickets: zl.140 and 160
www.kongresowa.pl, www.eventim.pl
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