Παρασκευή, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Bands In Wonderland #6 (LOONATTACK)

Πέμπτη (18-2-2010) 10-11μ.μ.
Σήμερα ακούμε την συνέντευξη που έχουν παραχωρήσει στην εκπομπή μας οι LOONATTACK. Να είστε εκεί...
Μας ακούτε κάθε Πέμπτη 10-11μμ και σε επανάληψη κάθε Κυριακή την ίδια ώρα.
Περιμένουμε demos - promos ή και ολοκληρωμένες δουλειές.

"Thessaloniki, Greece, Winter of 2006".
Dimitris Athanasiou (the pianist) and Pantelis Mavroudis (the guitarist) after jamming together in a previous cover band, decided to express their inner anxiety by forming a new band. The music living inside their heads (from Rachmaninov and Pink Floyd to Pearl Jam, Opeth and Jazz music) differed significantly yet it made them eager to see how it could be combined.
Somewhere on the neighborhood, another passionate man George Tziouvaras (the vocalist) had decided to walk alone the hard road of music by making a project on his own ("Civil Project") influenced by various sounds from classical music to trip-hop (Puccini, Radiohead, Massive Attack e.t.c.).
That period of time the Opera of Thessaloniki was producing an opera act where George was participating as a Baritone. John Rizopoulos (the drummer-percussionist) was at the percussion section of the orchestra at the same production. From the island of Rhodes, he had his own perception about rhythm drawn from very different worlds:the traditional music of Rhodes,classical music and rock.
So, a night at the opera for Dimitris and Pantelis brought them across George and John and at no time their meeting led to Loonattack!
Bassist Ilias Rotsias,also from Rhodes, completed the line-up of the band for the next years till the end of the recordings of their debut album.
At the year 2009 they participated at the contest Coca cola soundwave and ended in the first four places over 200 bands.They also performed live at 2 national TV LIVE shows -Radio Arvyla and Mad Day LIve- and they continue to perform live mainly at the city of Thessaloniki always with a well-mentioned number of funs.
Don't be afraid.Your star will shine!

«Θεσσαλονίκη, Χειμώνας 2006»
Ο πιανίστας Δημήτρης Αθανασίου και ο κιθαρίστας Παντελής Μαυρουδής αφού έπαιζαν μαζί σε ένα γκρουπ αποφάσισαν να σχηματίσουν μια νέα μπάντα. O τραγουδιστής Γιώργος Τζιουβάρας και ο ντράμερ Γιάννης Ριζόπουλος έτυχε να συμμετάσχουν μαζί σε μία όπερα που ανέβηκε στη Θεσσαλονίκη («Η Έξυπνη» του Orf ). Βρέθηκαν όλοι μαζί στην παράσταση και μαζί με τον μπασίστα Ηλία Ρότσια δημιούργησαν τους LoonattacK.
Mε επιρροές από κλασική μέχρι trip-hop, από Rachmaninov και Puccini μέχρι Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Opeth, Radiohead και Massive Attack ηχογράφησαν τον πρώτο τους δίσκο στο Cosmos Studio στη Θεσσαλονίκη στις αρχές του 2009.Στην μπάντα συμμετέχουν πια ο μπασιστας Φώτης Σαββίδης και ο κιθαρίστας Γιάννης Σαββίδης ενώ είναι υπό δημιουργία η LoonattacK String Orchestra.
Έχουν λάβει μέρος στο διαγωνισμό Coca Cola Soundwave όπου και βγήκαν στην τετράδα ανάμεσα σε 160 μπάντες ,ενώ έχουν εμφανιστεί ζωντανά στο Ράδιο Αρβύλα και στο Mad Tv Live.

Loonattack proudly present their debut album! You can hear some of the songs in our profile in myspace ( . Please feel free to send us your thoughts about our music. The next thing for us is to search for a publisher. Of course, this is going to take a while...For the time we hope that our music will make some of you travel and feel and dream cause it is our emotions, our dreams and our need to express ourselves that motivates us to make music. This is a good opportunity to mention the people behind this album, without them we couldn't have made it!
Produced at Cosmos studio Thessaloniki*
Recorded and edited by Thanasis Lightbridge
Mixed and mastered by Argy Stream
*Drums recorded at Mix studio Thessaloniki by Fotis Demertzis
Bayan (accordeon) : George Matzoulas
Trumpet : George Bogkias
Sirens : Sofia Patsi and Nicoletta Kapetanidou

Don't be afraid, your star will shine!
Yours sincerely,

Band Members:
George - Vocals_Guitar
Pantelis - Guitars_whistling
Fotis - Bass
Dimitris - Piano_Keyboards
Giannis - Drums_Percussion