Cyprus Mail

Get an early start to the weekend with a musical Friday

The weekend may officially start on Saturday but in the land of music, it always starts on Friday. And this Friday there are two concerts for the Paphos and Limassol crowd to really sink their ears into.

In the garden of Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre in Paphos local rock trio The Low Spark will appear at 8.30pm. The band’s high energy live shows, together with its fascinating hybrid of psych and prog rock, mixed with a bit of soul and blues, is what will make people outside stop in their tracks – while those sitting in the garden will be enjoying a musical trance.

The trio – Lefteris Moumtzis on bass and vocals, Loizos Pafitis on guitar and drummer Stefanos Meletiou – will entertain the crowd with songs from their debut album Few But Many, which was released in May. All eight tracks from the album bring together the facets of progressive–psychedelic rock, with references to 70s rock, soul and blues. The songs’ lyrics deal with subjects like society gone wrong, spirituality, the unconscious and letting go of our demons.

Konstantinos Paizanos of online music magazine Dark Pulse says you won’t want to stop listening to the album for a second: “Listening to Few But Many I spent forty minutes without getting bored. The flow has won me over and since it is their debut album, it seems they have laid some strong groundwork for their way into the future”.

The Low Spark have already made dozens of live performances since forming in 2009 although they have changed guitarist in that time.

Nicosia also had a listen to the band’s tracks during two live performances on June 8 when The Low Spark was the main act on The Rooftop Thursdays series of events, that took place at The Home for Cooperation.

The band is currently touring Cyprus and Greece, promoting their album and also introducing fans to new material.

While The Low Spark take over Paphos, the Pattihio Theatre in Limassol will enjoy the piano sounds of virtuoso pianist Evgeny Khmara, who will give a piano rock and dubstep night to remember.

For his first ever performance on our island, Ukrainian pianist Khmara will share a number of his own compositions created for musical shows. His pieces combine instrumental music with rock and dubstep elements to present the piano in a whole new way.

Khmara does not only attract music fans, but also stars of music. In 2001 he worked with French composer Didier Maruani during the Tavriyskie Games festival.

The composer and pianist’s music inspires and charms, while also carrying lots of dramatic power to keep audiences enchanted for hours.

The Low Spark
Live performance by the trio. September 8. Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre, Paphos. 8.30pm. €10. Tel: 70-002420

Piano Sympho Rock and Dubstep Night
Piano concert with Evgeny Khmara. September 8. Pattihio Theatre, Limassol. 8pm. €45-30. Tel: 25-377277

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