THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES: REVISITED

Wednesday 19 August 8pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

Reservations: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

A music event with Ronja Burve (vocals), Christos Yerolatsitis (keyboards) and George Bizios (guitar & arrangements). The Beatles are one of those bands that need no introduction. Despite the fact that they were active relatively for a short period of time, their long and diverse discography has had a huge impact on the development of modern music and they are regarded as the most influential band of all time. The purpose of the project ‘The music of the Beatles: Revisited’ is not to cover their music but to re-interpret it. The procedure behind this was to first analyse the original material and then re-arrange it by integrating personal influences and elements of today’s music. The aim is to keep the core of their music present but the same to add something new to it. The venue takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety. Limited number of seats available, due to the measures announced by the government to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19.

Christos Yerolatsitis (keyboards) is a Cypriot pianist, keyboardist and composer. With an interest in various music genres, Christos’s music can be characterised as colourful, intuitive and diverse. Christos moved to The Netherlands in 2008 where he lived for 9 years. Soon after his arrival he got into the Dutch jazz scene and performed all around the country with well-known artists, such as Benjamin Herman, John Ruocco, Simon Rigter, Ben van den Dungen, Ben Van Gelder and others. In 2016 he appeared in the biggest theatres of the country with the “Eef van Breen Group” in cooperation with the extremely successful theatre production “Borgen”. In 2017 he moved to Mumbai where he got employed as the head of the Piano department of the True School of Music, one of India’s biggest music schools. During his stay in India, Christos has performed with many bands in music festivals and jazz clubs and shared the stage with names such as Ranjit Barot (John Maclaughlin’s drummer) and Erik Truffaz (trumpet) as well as Indian Carnatic musicians like Sabir Khan (Indian Sarangi player) and Bangalore Amrit (Indian Khanjira). Christos is currently based in Cyprus working with various International bands as a leader and a sideman.

George Bizios (guitar & arrangements) is a guitarist, improviser and composer from Limassol. For the past six years he was residing in the Netherlands where he completed his music studies at the ArtEZ conservatory in Arnhem. Since November 2019, he’s back in Cyprus and active in the scene playing jazz and improvised-music concerts, both as a solo artist and a member of several collaborative ensembles.

Ronja Burve (vocals) is a Latvian jazz and improvised music singer. She studied at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and she has performed at various venues in The Netherlands, Germany, Latvia, Cyprus, Belgium and India both as a leader and a guest artist, but most notably with the indie electronic project “Tree of Dawn”.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

FRONTLINE BAND

Friday 21 August 8pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €5

Reservations: Tel: 99994449

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The band plays jazz, rock and blues and features Melissa Williams (vocals), Costas (guitar), Renad (keyboard), Nikolai (bass) and Sergey(drums).

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Travel and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99994449. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

THE REAL THING

Saturday 22 August 8pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €5

Reservations: Tel: 99994449

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The band plays the blues with the classic line-up: guitar, bass and drums playing blues and classic rock. Andrey Stareyshinski (guitar and vocals), Nikolay Gergov (bass) and Ruslan Dobrikov (drums and vocals). The band members are professional musicians able to play any style of music but the blues and the classic rock is their passion.

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Travel and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99994449. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

ERMIS RODOSTHENOUS XYDIAS TRIO

Tuesday 25 August 8pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12

Reservations: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Ermis Michail (guitar), Stelios Xydias (drums) and Andreas Rodosthenous (bass) have been playing music together for more than 10 years now. Always discovering new ways to communicate on stage, based on the element of improvisation, they will present jazz music from the great American songbook as well as modern jazz compositions. The venue takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety. Limited number of seats available, due to the measures announced by the government to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19.

Ermis Michail (guitar) has been a lecturer at the University of Nicosia since 2013, is one of the most active musicians of the island. In 2008 he was accepted at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Jazz Department). He performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010 as a member of the Rotterdam Big Band. In 2011 he finished his bachelor’s degree in music (Jazz Guitar) with honours. In 2012 Ermis Michail won the 1st prize at “The Nicolas Economou Foundation (NEF) Scholarship Competition”. In 2014 he finished his Master’s degree in Jazz Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts). Since then he has collaborated with many established musicians such as Gilad Atzmon, Tony Lakatos, Alexia Vasiliou, Ed Verhoeff and Damian Erksin. During that time he has played in the recording of Cahit Kutrafali’s album “As it is”(2016), and has arranged and performed the music of the Vasilikis Anastasiou’s “Amalgamation Project” EP album (2014) as well as the new album in 2017 where they perfrormed it at Munich «Zyprischer Fruhlin 2017». In 2016 he released his debut album with his original compositions “Minor Change” where they performed in Cyprus, Berlin and the Netherlands. He has also composed music for the «13th Summer Dance Festival: Skytali».Ermis is currently performing with the music groups: “Free Over Four”, “Fuzz Bus”, “Sung Mellow”, “Amalgamation Project”, “Alkis Agathokleou 5tet”, “Cahit Kutrafali Group” and “Ermis Michail Quintet” as guitarist and composer and at selected venues and festivals all over Cyprus and abroad.

Andreas Rodosthenous (bass) was born in Limassol in 1977 and started playing music from a very young age, self-taught. He studied in the Rotterdam's Conservatory in The Netherlands where he had the chance to play along with Annaelis DeJong, Thierry Castel, Ilja Reijngoud in music stages like the Bim Haus, Dizzy Jazz club, Theater De Evenaar and many more. He had the opportunity to collaborate and record with Vasilis Papacostantinou and Christoforos Krokidis in Greece as well as local artists like, Savvas Chouvartas, Vasiliki Anastasiou, Nicole Ardanitou and Savvas Isovitis. He has recorded and published his own music on the cd “Simplicity” in 2015, along with the musicians, Giorgos Morfitis on the piano, Alkis Agathokleous on the ney and Stelios Xydias on the drums. He also has appeared in festivals like the Fusion festival in Germany, EUNIC jazz festival in Berlin, Technopolis jazz festival in Athens and at the music:LX in Luxembourg.

Stelios Xydias (drums) was born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus. He had his education and B.A. in music 2011 grad. at the Codarts university of the arts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He won the Nicolas Economou scholarship in 2009. Known for his versatility going from jazz, groove and different styles keeps him very active in his region. He has collaborated with all the big names in Cyprus as well with some international artists like Guthrie Govan (guitarist), Gilad Atzmon (saxophonist), Offer Gannor (guitarist), Damien Erskine (bassist) and more. Living in Limassol doesn't keep him for appearing in international Festivals as he has performed in Berlin, Athens, Netherlands, London and more. He has appeared in albums from artists like Mighty Sugarcane, Cahit kutrafali, Buray, Andreas Rodosthenous and more, he has also released his personal EP album called “silence” which is a solo drums project in 2014. Fresh in the Bosphorus Cymbal Company as he got his Endorsement with them in 2018. Also, he is deep in education by teaching drums in some big establishments in Limassol.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

CHUNKY FUNKY

Friday 28 August 8pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €5

Reservations: Tel: 99994449

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Recipe for a Chunky Funky. Ingredients: 5 Cups of groove, 10 Original pieces of Funk music, ¼ of on the spot live instrument sampling, a teaspoon of improvisation, a smidge of excitement, 1 carton of full fat sound. Preparation: Fill the bowl up with choKolas Antreas Stefanou groove on drums. Stir it together with the funky baselines of Rodrigo Caceres until it merges into one solid state. Add spicy Ermis Michael’s sizzling hot harmony on guitar to shake things up. Put the icing on the cake with Marios Charalambous Chunks of Funky Saxophone. Place the mixture in a Morfitis Giorgos Polymixer blender machine. Maestro Chef recommends: don’t chill, don’t let it cool down, consume while burning hot. Musical Director: Morfitis Giorgos, Tenor Sax: Marios Charalambous, Guitar: Ermis Michael, El. Bass: Rodrigo Caceres, Drums: Antreas “Kolas” Stefanou.

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Travel and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99994449. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

WE SING GREAT GREEK COMPOSERS

Stelios Kakogiannis (vocals) Sotiris Karageorgis (piano, vocals) Vladimiros Jeiranides (bouzouki)

Friday 28 August 8pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €10

Reservations: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Join us in a beautiful music journey of old, timeless, well-known Greek songs, with background of the August moon. The three musicians will present favourite songs of great Greek composers, sung by great voices. Enjoy songs by Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Loizos, Stavros Kouyioumtzis, Yannis Markopoulos, Christos Nikolopoulos, Stavros Xarchakos, Manolis Chiotis and others, with a glass of wine and with scents of rosemary and jasmine of our garden. The venue takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety. Limited number of seats available, due to the measures announced by the government to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

MACUMBA

Saturday 29 August 8pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €10

Reservations: Tel: 99994449

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Macumba invite you to Hogshead Pub & Live Music Venue to enjoy a different approach to Latin Music by three Cypriots and one Chilean. An explosive cocktail of Brazilian funk, samba, rumba and guaguanco afro-cuban blended through a modern post-jazz aesthetic. The famous band is presenting an explosive repertoire which includes original songs and some versions of Latin - Jazz, which will not leave anyone indifferent! Macumba quartet is formed soon after the arrival of the Chilean bassist Rodrigo Caceres at Cyprus, in March 2017. There he meets Rodos Panagiotou (drums), George Morfitis (keyboards) and Elias Ioannou (trumpet), three virtuous musicians, well-known in the latin-jazz music scene of Cyprus. The four of them will work together, to create their own unique, dynamic and innovative sound.

Rodrigo Cáceres (bass and vocals) a Chilean bassist, well-known in the latin-jazz, flamenco and world music scene, internationally. He performs and organises seminars across Europe, Lat. America and Sri Lanka, able to appeal a multitude of audiences ranging latin, jazz, flamenco, pop, afro, funk and reggae. During his long-term stay in Spain, he collaborates with Rubem Dantas, percussionist of Paco de Lucia and Chick Corea and shows up in big festivals: Jazz Almuñecar, Espantapitas, Etnomusic, Sonderos etc. Significantly renowned in the Spanish music scene, he records up to 9 albums and plays alongside prestigious musicians such as Diego Guerrero, Chano Dominguez, Dan Ben Lior, Puchero del Hortelano, Maui etc. In Greece, he performs in Akropol Theatre and Yakinthia Festival with Oscar de los Reyes, Eleni Giannopoulou and Christo Tzifaki. In Cyprus he performed in Pattihio Theatre next to the Italian pianist Joe Diverio and records for Andrea’s Georgiou album. Currently, he is preparing seminars, projects as well as his own music album.

Giorgos Morfitis (keyboards) born in Limassol, started his classical music training from the early age of 6. He gets introduced to Jazz Music at Nakas Music School in Athens, Greece. Soon after he studies at I.S.A Conservatory of Havana in Cuba, focusing on classical music composition, arranging and Jazz / Latin Performance. In 2004 he studies and specializes in Latin Jazz Music at Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam in Holland, obtaining a B.A and a M.A. In 2012, he moves to Madrid to teach modern music at Gredos College and Katarina Gurska Conservatory. George has participated in well-known European Festivals such as North Sea Jazz Festival Round Town, Madrid Jazz Festival, Paradise Place Jazz Festival, at the national T.V. of Madrid etc. He finally returns to Cyprus participating regularly in different music projects.

Elias Ioannou (trumpet) was born in Limassol. He has studied at Codarts University in Rotterdam specialising in Jazz Trumpet. He has shown up in concerts all across Europe, Holland and Cyprus highlighting the North Sea Jazz Rotterdam Festival in which he performs up to three times. In the meanwhile, he attends several master classes with world famous musicians such as Barry Harris, Joshua Redman, Snarky Puppy, Aaron Parks and gets introduced to Latin Improvisations alongside the great trumpeter Amik Querra. The last years he has been touring within Holland, recording with different jazz, latin, reggae and pop bands. Finally he ends up to his country of origin, to teach trumpet and work in different musical projects.

Rodos Panagiotou (drums and percussion) is a well- known Cypriot drummer, coming from a family of musicians. He shows up on stage at the early age of 10. After studying for several years at the Conservatory of Greece and Rotterdam, he specialises in Latin- Jazz and World Music and sets up the Brazilian Percussion Group Batukinio, performing for the first time at the opening of Cyprus Small Countries Games. During the last 10 years, Rodos has been teaching at the European University of Cyprus and University of Nicosia. He has performed with Blue Wire, New Dimensions and also recorded and toured with well- known composer Andreas Georgiou in Cyprus and Europe. Rodos has collaborated with significantly important musicians such as: Hernan Romero, Giorgos Dalaras, Marios Fragkoulis, Kostas Makedonas, Debora Meyers, Pantelis Thalassinos, Dimitris Mpassis, Glykeria, Stratos Kyrpios, Anagnostakis, Stefanos Korkollis etc.

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Travel and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99994449. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.