The band Funny Beans was founded in 2018. The band itself was preceded by a random meeting where we played new and unconventional songs for each of us. Our goal is to impress your auditory cells with songs that will be a fusion of multiple styles. In the future we also plan to include our own tracks in the repertoire. Now in our band plays Peter Hlavatý – guitar and vocal, Dušan Zapalač – mandolin and vocal, Jozef Žigmund (Koník) – double bass and vocal, Pavel Fellner – guitar.



Peter Hlavatý

I come and live in Holíč with my wife Barbora and my sons Martin and Jan. I come from a musician’s family and the way of music has been somehow predestined. Of all the instruments I was approached by the guitar I’ve been playing since I was 11 years old. Since 14 years I started to play music actively. I played in different country bands and small swing-jazz-blues projects. From music I love funky, older Czechoslovak rap and gypsy jazz, but in the last few years I was enchanted by bluegrass. I use the Furch SM32 guitar from 2004 (Vintage Bluegrass) with L.R.Baggs and Elixir strings.


Dušan Zapalač

I come from Horná Poruba. I grew up with a tramp, where I met with country music. After time I started with guitar. As a 12 year old I started to play on the starter mandolin mark. Cremona. I started to listen bluegrass and I play it and listen to it still !!! My favorites: Bill Monroe, Stanley Bros. The Log (CZ) and many others. I play on the F5 mandolin by Krishod.


JoZef žigmund


I come from Prievidza, but I live in Trenčín. I got to Country & Bluegrass music thanks to horses, close which I grove up. Horses and the country music belong together and so I didn’t know how I had in my hands an old Spanish guitar. One day I borrow from my friends old double-bass and this has grown to my heart forever. I like a lot of music styles, for example rock, blues, jazz, swing or classic music. But bluegrass is my favorite one and in my heart. Last I was played in group Šidlo and The Bump trio. Now I am playing on double-bass in Funny Beans.

Pavel Fellner

„I dont know what I should write, I am terribly modest…“