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Winding down in Nicosia

There are two very different musical performances on in Nicosia. They may be different in genre, but they are very similar in their ability to get your weekend off to a great start.

At Press Café on Stavrou avenue, singer Michael Antoniou will be coming all the way from Paphos to get us into a swinging mood.

Antoniou will entertain the crowd with his silky, jazzy voice as he does what he does best: putting on a bit of Frank Sinatra. But it won’t all be about Sinatra, while you enjoy your coffee you will also enjoy some jazzy and swing tunes.

The singer doesn’t get to Nicosia that much for gigs, so this is a great opportunity to see him perform live and also ask him about his upcoming event and what his band, the Moonriver Swing Band, will be getting up to.

While Stavrou will be all jazzed up, DownTown Live will be offering a bluesy kind of evening with the Zilla Project.

The four-piece band – ‘Big Mo’ Emmanuel Vourakis on vocals and electric guitars, Nikolas Honeyman Melis on the keys, Loizos Pafitis on bass and Stefanos PP Meletiou on the drums – have just finished their tour of Greece and Geneva and are now ready to play on home ground.

The boys, who will be joined by Keti Tanou and Nicole Ardanitou on vocals, play original compositions as well as electrified versions of well-known blues classics. Their debut album entitled This One’s for the President came out in 2014 and since then it has been go, go, go for the band – so catch them while you can.

Michael Antoniou
Live performance of swing and jazz music by the Paphos-based singer. December 16. Presse Café, Stavrou, Nicosia. 8pm.Tel: 99-854375

The Zilla Project
Live performance by the band. December 16. DownTown Live, Nicosia. 10.30pm. €7. Tel: 99-810011

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