Andrej Šeban

Andrej Šeban is a Slovak guitarist, composer, music producer and singer. He studied piano playing (with the teacher Poláková), classical guitar playing (Pavol Malovec), composition and music theory (Boris Turzo), singing (Lukrécia Bílková) and graduated from the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University. In the late 1970s he debuted as a keyboard player, guitarist and singer in the pop group Nervy, as well as in jazz-rock ensemble Míting with Ján Fabrický and Juraj Burian. In the 1980s he collaborated with many Slovak musicians and was active in Demikát (Greksa), Tristo hrmených (Habera), Banket (Müller), Combo (Lipa) groups. He wrote the music score for the movie Slané cukríky [Salty Sweets] of the director Eva Štefankovičová. Andrej Šeban is a versatile guitarist, who has collaborated both as a studio player and concert musician with many Slovak and foreign figures of various music genres (Hammel, Presser, Ursiny, Müller, Lipa, Gombitová, Grigorov and others). In the 1990s he led his own instrumental group Ash Band (aka Esh Band and Andrej Šeban Band), in 1996 he co-founded the accompanying group Lipa-Šeban-Band, as well as the progressive rock band Free Faces.

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