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Paying tribute to the prince of Greek rock

Greek actor and singer Panos Mouzourakis is known for being a little out of the ordinary, but as a judge on the Greek version of The Voice he is showing us all his softer side. A side that knows a lot about music, and has lots of respect for those who came before him. This respect will come alive in three performances he will give on our island, together with local band the Zilla Project, as a tribute to Greek singer Pavlos Sidiropoulos.

Known as the prince of Greek Rock, Pavlos Sidiropoulos became renowned for his use of Greek lyrics in rock music, at a time when Greek rock bands were mostly using English lyrics.

Mouzourakis will join forces with the Zilla Project to pay tribute to the great rock legend, who went to rock heaven on December 6, 1990.

This is not the first time that Mouzourakis has come here to perform in a concert dedicated to Sidiropoulos. Last year he performed in Nicosia on the anniversary of the singer’s death.

Sharing this love and respect for Sidiropoulos will be the musicians from the Zilla Project, a band that is known for their electrified version of blues and rock classics. While Mouzourakis will be doing the singing, Manolis Vourakis will be on the guitar together with Loizos Pafitis, Nicolas Melis on the keys, Marios Michael on the bass and Stephanos Meletiou on the drums.

The first concert will be in Larnaca tomorrow, the second in Limassol on Saturday, and the third in Nicosia on Sunday.
Whichever city you choose to rock in, you will be sure to hear the classic songs, O Babis o Flou, Rock ‘n’ Rock sto Krevati and the very romantic ballad Na m’agapas.

Tribute to Sidiropoulos with Panos Mouzourakis
Live performance by the Greek singer and the local musicians from the Zilla Project. December 2. Savino Live, Larnaca. 10pm. €15. Tel: 24-620861
December 3. Ravens, Limassol. 10pm. Tel: 99-614100
December 4. Downtown Live, Nicosia. 9.30pm. Tel: 99-810011

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