Friday, July 22, 2005

The Fregatt

The Fregatt on the corner of Molnar & Pinter (just off Vaci) was apparently the first "English" pub in Budapest. It's no ex-pat sports bar though with a healthy dose of Hungarian clientel and live music.

Read moreIt's also one of the few places that are prepared to try out new bands and be bit relaxed about the whole thing. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of places with live music around Budapest but when my split personality was punting The Tea Thieves before the death of Your Wife Media, it was maddening.

That was quite a while ago and it was nice to revisit those times last night when Shameless put on a show. I say it was Shameless, and it really was given the fact that their mates played more songs than they did.

I don't even know half the people that stepped up to the mike, but we did have some special star guests of Steve Isaac, Rita and Jamie. The latter being of true Tea Thieves pedigree, though he seemed to be more concerned over his Somloi Galuska than his guitar.

Here's some quick pics. A bit dark, gloomy, smokey etc. The perfect pub atmosphere.

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At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Doctor Pockless said...

There's more about the Tea Thieves here, including a photo that makes it look like they've just been removed from the deep freeze.

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Naomi said...

is steve back in budapest for good? how the hell is he?

At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Doctor Pockless said...

I was leaving this question for Timbo to answer on the grounds that I spend far too much time lurking in his comments boxes, but since he hasn't answered, no Steve isn't back in Bp for good. As far as I know.

You'll have to ask Timbo how the Hell he is.


At 2:48 PM, Blogger Timbo said...

I didn't want to post Steve's email address so sent it directly.

He's fine. Still living in the US, just on holiday here. Just saw him that one night before he went down to Croatia.

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Larry Todd said...

Steve Issacs was in town and didn't say hello?


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