The trio Human Touch will be heading our way from Greece next week for two performances that will make sure the holiday season has lots of soul.
The innovative instrumental trio, David Lynch on saxophone, flute, whistles, percussion and vocals, Yiotis Kiourtsoglou on electric bass and cajon, and Stavros Lantsias on piano, drums, classical guitar and the melodica, brings to the stage its members’ Greek, Irish, American and Cypriot backgrounds.
Human Touch has been a part of the Greek jazz and soul music scene for over 15 years. The trio has collaborated with a number of musicians including Trilok Gurtu, Arturo Sandoval, Billy Cobham, Arild Andersen, D. and Dionysis Savvopoulos. They have played in several international jazz and ethnic festivals in Europe, Turkey and the Balkans and have influenced whole generations of instrumentalists in Greece.
The trio’s unique multi-instrumental approach not only leaves a visual impression on audience members but it also projects Human Touch’s limitless palette of rhythm, colour and emotional depth. With all this going on for them and a sound that really does touch us on a human level, it is no wonder that the band has been called “The Best Kept Musical Secret in the Balkans”.
Live performance by the trio. December 15. Vinylio Wine Etc, 33 Ankara Street, Limassol. 9.30pm. Tel: 99-300430
December 16. Diachroniki Music Stage, Nicosia. 10pm.