Compact Disco, the band that represented Hungary at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, is now a duo. They started out as a three piece band, turned into a quartet, and now are present as a duo. It was Walkó Csaba who announced this on Facebook a few days ago.
Compact Disco was formed in 2008, by Walkó Csaba, Pál Gábor and Lofti Behnam. They released their first album the following year. In November 2010, Sandór Attila joined the band, therefore completing the familiar line-up we know from their Eurovision participation. Just a few months after Eurovision, however, in mid-September 2012, Sandór departed from the band once again. After this, the three founders decided against adding new members. Instead, they would hire studio musicians when required.
In their ten years as a band, Compact Disco have released five albums. The most recent was released earlier this year.
Now a duo
It was last Monday that Walkó posted the news on his artist page on Facebook. He simply stated that after ten years of making music and playing concerts together, Compact Disco and Lotfi will part ways. The reason he gives is that Lotfi is going to concentrate on his solo project. He says that during the years they have shared experiences and successes, and that they are grateful for all the time spent together.
He confirms that the two remaining founding members, himself and Pál, will continue as Compact Disco, and they wish Lotfi much success.
Compact Disco at the Eurovision Song Contest
Compact Disco represented Hungary at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. They performed their song “Sound of Our Hearts” in the first semi-final. There they finished 10th, thus just qualifying for the grand final. In the final they finished 24th out of 26 participating countries.
All of us here at escXtra wish Walkó and Pál all the best as they continue to make music together! We also hope that Lotfi will have great success with his solo project.