Cyprus Mail

Rocking it, old style

Ever since their come back last year, the Nicosia based band To Marazi Tis Fotoulas has been making waves with their live concerts and they plan to splish splash the musical vibes again on Thursday at the Home for Co-operation in Nicosia.

The rock band was originally formed in 1990 and had their first ever professional gig on December 28, 1990 at the old New Division pub in Ayios Andreas.

Their songs deal with ordinary subjects, like work and love. They spin their everyday look on things in a traditional Cypriot way, upgraded with more beats.

Their big hit – as the band’s songs go – is Esira to Milo (I threw the apple), a traditional Cypriot song which they transformed into a groovy melody.

They brought out their first single with the All records label. It was the first record to be made in Cyprus that could be compared to a debut single by a British band on a UK independent label. The EP was sold out and now it is a collector’s item.

Now, the five piece band – Pan Meraklis on vocals and electrical guitar, Mike Zaxariadis on bass, Spyros Kyriakidis on drums, Andros Kyriakou on electric guitar and Marianna Kofterou on vocals – are back to rock us all over again.

To Marazi tis Fotoulas

Live performance by the band. November 19. Home for Cooperation, Nicosia. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 22-445740

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