Fresh and orginal music from Greece:
The Speakeasies' Swing Band!
Originated in Thessaloniki, Greece in early 2010, the band made their first appearance in SwingALONICA, a swing festival held by “Lindy Hop Greece”, in May 2010 at Block33.
This led to a successful collaboration both with the concert hall and the dancing team. Since then, the band played several times at Block33 and on all of Lindy Hop Greece's events or festivals (Swing n' Swim Dance Camp, Swingalonica x-mas 2010).
They have participated in various festivals and the have toured in many cities around Greece. Among others, the have played with “Cherry Poppin' Daddies” and “The Rhythm Junkies“.
The Speakeasies' Swing Band! are: Caterina Sisinni (vocals), Panos Karnoutsos (electric guitar), Giannis Ntalianis (acoustic guitar), Panos Voulgarakis (double bass), Manolis Stamatiadis (piano), Ilias Gkirmpas (clarinet & sax), Thanos Anagnostopoulos (violin) and Stergios Koias (drums).
Η Ιστορία του Ζορμπά (Zormpas' Story)
The music was written by pianist Manolis Stamatiadis, the lyrics are by him as well and Giorgos Pavlidis.
It's always a pleasure to spice up DJ sets with non-English swing tunes. I also like the greek traditional music influence in this song.
This is the only greek song on the EP “Bathtub Gin” but I recommend to download all four songs, since all of them are originals by the band!
Title: Η Ιστορία του Ζορμπά (Zormpas' Story)
Artist: The Speakeasies' Swing Band!
Album: Bathtup Gin (EP)
Tempo: 126 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
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