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the Speakeasies' Swing Band!

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NEWS

2015


06

LP "Land of Plenty" released in 500 12" vinyl records


22

"Land of Plenty" released in 1000 CDs



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"Bathtub Gin" released in 1000 CDs



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Our song "Black Swamp Village" has won Third Place in the Music Video category in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)


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Our first LP album "Land of Plenty" is now available for digital downloading!


2012


6

Our first EP album "Bathtub Gin" is now available for digital downloading!


3

Collection "Swing Style Vol.3" which contains our first song "Bright Lights Late Nights" released


23

EP "Bathtub Gin" released in 500 12" vinyl copies


17

watch our second video "Black Swamp Village" from Aristotelis & Efharis



2011


10

watch our first video "Bright lights late nights" from Aristotelis, Efharis & Gabriel


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find us at youtube



26

the website moved at:
http://www.speakeasies.gr !



2010


31

greek version of website is a fact!



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band's first tv appearence
on "radio arvila"


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we've found a new drummer... his new kind of playin' done made us his slave...

INFORMATION

the movement

The Movement


the band

The Band


the members

The Members

The Movement

Speakeasies were formed in the 1920s as a means to get around the everyday hassle of law enforcement watching for people violating the 18th Amendment. As a result of Prohibition, the speakeasy was an established institution. For every legitimate saloon that closed as a result of the new law, half dozen underground palaces sprung up. These speakeasies were one of the many ways that people during the 1920's and early 1930's obtained illegal alcohol. By the middle of the decade there were thought to be 100,000 speakeasies.

The Band

"The Speakeasies' Swing Band!" was formed in Thessaloniki, Greece. Nobody knows when! Some place their birth in September 2009 when Manolis, Panos K. & Panos V. met Caterina. Others believe that the band was shaped when the four friends took to the streets to play "christmas carols". There are also those, more down to earth, who set the beginning of the SSB on their first appearance in the SwingALONICA in May 2010. By that time, Giannis, Thanos & Ilias had already joined the band. In October Stergios joined the band too, while, in Spring 2013 Christos undertakes to fill the void created by the departure of Ilias and Thanos.

Since then, the band gave several concerts in bars, concert halls, festivals and on radio and television, in both Greece, Europe and Asia. The most notable appearances include Lindy Hop Greece’s festivals (SwingALONICA & Swing'n'Swim), Live on Cooradio, support act for Cherry Poppin 'Daddies and Parov Stelar Band, Thessaloniki European Youth Capital 2014 Candidate City Street Party, the opening ceremony of the 46th Dimitria Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Festival of Alternative Music in Vafopoulio institution, Hep Cat's Holiday #9, #10 & #12 in UK, 1st Copenhagen Lindy Exchange in Denmark, 15th International Jazz Festival Bansko & Smugglers Swing Club in Bulgaria, the Summer Jamboree # 14 in Italy and the 1st Diga Diga Doo swing festival in Bangkok, Thailand.

In March 2011 the band composes its first own song "Bright Lights Late Nights" for the creation of a music video. At the end of the same year, they repeat the same experiment which resulted in a new video, "Black Swamp Village" starring the internationally renowned dancers Kevin St. Laurent & Jo Hoffberg. Thus, their first album "Bathtub Gin" is released in July 2012. Their song "Bright Lights Late Nights" becomes part of the German collection "Swing Style Vol.3" while "Black Swamp Village" won 3rd place in 2014 ISC (International Songwriting Competition) in music video category. At last, in 2015 the band released their full length album called "Land of Plenty"

The Members

Caterina Sisinni - Vocals

Panos Karnoutsos - Electric Guitar

Giannis Ntalianis - Acoustic Guitar

Panos Voulgarakis - Double Bass

Manolis Stamatiadis - Piano

Christos Papadopoulos - Clarinet

Stergios Koias - Drums


Ex/Honorary Members

Ilias Gkirmpas - Clarinet, Sax

Thanos Anagnostopoulos - Violin

CONCERTS

ΓΙΑ ΣΥΝΑΥΛΙΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΑΛΛΑΞΕ ΓΛΩΣΣΑ

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Hep Cats Holiday

Sand Bay Leisure Resort, England

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Obudai Nyar

Budapest, Hungary

28

Song' Swing

Napoli, Italy

27

International Swing Dance Ball

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sexto Vintage #6

Sesto al Reghena, Italy

27

Gloster Jive & Swing

Gloucester, UK

2015

20

The Iron Fairies

Bangkok, Thailand

Older concerts...

MUSIC

Bathtub Gin

ssb

our first EP "Bathtub Gin" released July 2012 in 500 12" vinyl copies & October 2012 in digital format.




Swing Style Vol.3 (collection)

ssb

A collection of swing music which contains our first song "Bright Lights Late Nights"

PHOTOS

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Επιλογή γλώσσας

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Land of Plenty
digital release
Land of Plenty
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Bathtub Gin
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