From the age of 3, Laszlo's childhood consisted of piano and violin lessons in addition to countless recitals. But that part of his upbringing paled in comparison to the demands of the church. His youth was dominated by a fundamentalist religion. Music - particularly rock music brought him some solace. His fondness for guitar playing began in high school. Despite not having any money for his own guitar, he eventually got one from his brother often with only 4 or 5 strings. The very first CD Laszlo purchased was "Farewell to Kings" by Rush. He would hide the CD under his bed and listened to the album with his ear pressed against the speaker so no one could hear. His parents eventually acquiesced to his guitar playing and his love for rock music. It was at that time he learned his guitar chops, going over each song until he got it right. By the end of high school, the church became the focus of his life, but he always made time to practice and improve his guitar playing.
Eventually, he came to disagree with the church’s ideology and this came with drastic consequences. He was shunned by family and friends. Still trying to grasp his new reality, sadness, devastation and resentment consumed him. At that point, music took centre stage. Since then, Laszlo has found songwriting to be a cathartic and healing outlet. Much of his songs reflect his unique experiences growing up and the events that unfolded when he left the movement. With his music, Laszlo hopes the joy, sorrow and healing will resonate with listeners. Having journeyed this far, his life has only begun. "Still Rock n' Roll"!
Laszlo is gearing up for the release of his summer album titled A LOT OF LIFE TO LIVE with the lead off single 'First Day of Summer (Remix)' available now.