A HOLY SHOW - SUGAHSPANK! & THE SWING SHOES - CD

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Artist: SUGAHSPANK! & THE SWING SHOES
Format: CD
Status: Ενημέρωση για την διαθεσιμότητα εντός 24 ωρών
Label: VEA MUSIC
Release Date: 11/10/2014
Number of Discs: 1
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A HOLY SHOW - SUGAHSPANK! & THE SWING SHOES
The Swing Shoes were formed in Athens in 2006. Initially a street guitar duo, they gradually evolved into a four piece, adding bass and drums. Two years later, they began a fruitful collaboration with Sughaspank!, a dynamic and soulful vocalist with a hip hop solo album already to her credit. They have both changed their previous sounds drastically to create this album. This has happened in a flowing manner as is their relationship. Today they often perform with an extra member on harmonica.

At first their music appears to follow the rules of the swing, blues and folk idioms; it is rhythmic, vibrant, feel-good music. However, their covers of traditional Greek tunes, jazz and blues standards, and several off-the-cuff numbers are so unpredictable that listeners find themselves puzzled, wondering “where does this familiar tune come from?” They appear regularly in many clubs in Athens and play festivals all over Greece.

The Swing Shoes first album “Ladies & Gents, HERE’S THE SWING SHOES” was released in 2010 on Prominence Recordings and received rave reviews. It was a predominantly instrumental album of traditional and gypsy swing tunes, with just one song featuring Sugahspank!, marking the recording debut of a long-term collaboration that continues to this day with explosive results. This album is out of print.

In 2012 they performed in front of 8000 people at the Athens Concert Hall Gardens. In 2013 they appeared for the first time in Germany (Munich's Kulturfestival) and Cyprus. In 2014 they returned to the Athens Concert Hall to record their second album, A Holy Show, which includes original material written with Sugahspank!. Their current music has a lot of blues and gospel influences, but remains as driving and energetic as ever.

Sugahspank! – Vocals
Adonis Goulielmos – Guitar
George Koutras – Guitar, Slide Guitar, Clarinet
Panos Tomaras – Bass
Vaggelis Kasvikis – Drums
Iakovos Krokos – Harmonica

Tracklist:

1. Mystery Twin
2. Triple Call Your Name
3. My Babe
4. Kokoras
5. Koo Koo Girl
6. Yo Yo
7. Tyrlikottisa
8. Kind To Me
9. Nobody Knows You When You 're Down And Out
10. Vlahoamerikanos
11. It Ain't Necessarily So
12. Dark Eyes 03:03

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