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Boys rocking the stage

Two Greek bands are coming over for the weekend to perform by the sea, so put on your beach wear and get ready to sway with the waves.

Tomorrow the band Onirama will be at Alati by the Sea in Protaras. The pop-rock band has been rocking the Greek music scene since 2000 and have built-up a sound fan base over the years.

The five-member boy band, well-known for its party-like concerts, was nominated for best pop band at the fifth Arion Music Awards in 2006. But they don’t only work well alone, they also light up any stage while beside some of the biggest names in the Greek music industry, including Adrianna Babali, Vasilis Papakonstantinou and Michalis Hatzigiannis.

Another boy band will be taking over the Larnaca scene at the Ammos Beach Bar on Sunday. The pop-rock band Melisses will be singing the night away with songs from their three personal albums.

After vocalist Chris Mastoras brought the band members together in 2008, the band was one of the finalists who could have represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. They didn’t manage to be part of the big event, but the song they sung – ‘Kinezos’ (Chinese Man) – was enough to get them noticed.

The band performed at the MAD Video Music Awards that year, and the year after, and released their debut album Mistika (Secrets). From there on in, the band has released single after single and have given performance after performance, and the next one they will give is just for us.

Live performance by the Greek group. July 30. Alati by the Sea, Protaras. 10pm. €50/35/15. Tel: 96-655508

Live performance by the Greek band. July 31. Ammos Beach Bar, Makenzy Beach, Larnaca. 8pm. €10. Tel: 24-828844

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