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Thursday Lives is back at the Home for Cooperation, and tonight the musical atmosphere will be filled with the bluesy sounds of Rumba Attack and the Back Street 3, featuring Bex Marshall.

The Rumba Attack band are making waves in the local music scene, and tonight – just to make sure your weekend starts a day early – the three-member band will perform their own original instrumental material in their distinctive Spanish Flamenco-Rumba style, blended with sounds from rock and Bossanova.

Constantinos Lyras and Memnon Arestis on guitars, plus Savvas Thoma on cajon and percussion, also perform vocal versions of old Greek songs.

The boys have been part of nearly every major music event and festival recently, including performing at the Fengaros festival this year, at the Afro Banana and Rialto Ethnic Music festivals last year, and also being part of the entertainment at the TedXLimassol event.

The band will share the stage with international blues recording artist, vocalist and guitarist Bex Marshall.

Marshall, who played for the first time in Cyprus over the summer, started playing the guitar at 11 and began work on cruise liners at 18 – an experience that gave her inspiration for song writing. In 2000, however, she made a stop in London where she started performing live.

Since then she’s won awards at the UK’s Blues Awards in 2013 for Best British Vocalist and Album, and was nominated in the Best Solo Acoustic Artist in Europe category at the European Blues Awards 2015.

Marshall will be accompanying The Back Street 3 band, who are Saban Joe Aygin on bass and vocals, Nicky Louder on electric guitar, and Ahmet Ersan on drums and percussions.

Rumba Attack and The Backstreet 3 featuring Bex Marshall
Live performance by the band and international blues recording artist. October 6. Home for Cooperation, Nicosia. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 22-445740

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