Collection "Swing Style Vol.3" which contains our first song "Bright Lights Late Nights" released
EP "Bathtub Gin" released in 500 12" vinyl copies
watch our second video "Black Swamp Village" from Aristotelis & Efharis
watch our first video "Bright lights late nights" from Aristotelis, Efharis & Gabriel
find us at youtube
the website moved at:
greek version of website is a fact!
band's first tv appearence
on "radio arvila"
we've found a new drummer... his new kind of playin' done made us his slave...
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 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 on May 2010. By that time, Giannis, Thanos & Ilias had already joined the band. In October Stergios joined the band too, bringing us to the band’s current form.
Since then, the band gave several concerts in bars, concert halls, festivals and on radio and television, in both Greece and Europe. 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 in Sommerset, UK and 15th International Jazz Festival in Bansko, Bulgaria.
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. At the same time their song "Bright Lights Late Nights" becomes part of the German collection "Swing Style Vol.3"
Caterina Sisinni - Vocals
Panos Karnoutsos - Electric Guitar
Giannis Ntalianis - Acoustic Guitar
Panos Voulgarakis - Double Bass
Manolis Stamatiadis - Piano
Christos Papadopoulos - Clarinet
Stergios Koias - Drums
Ilias Gkirmpas - Clarinet, Sax
Thanos Anagnostopoulos - Violin
6th Festival of PolygyrosArtists Club, Polygyros
7th Party on WoodDasaki Vaterou, Kozani
Whole Note BarAndreou G. 56, Thessaloniki
Hep Cats' HolidayPontin's Pakefield, England
Cafe HomeKaratasou Sq. 10, Naousa
Swing FeverOdos Kassandras, Kassandras 7, Athens
our first EP "Bathtub Gin" released July 2012 in 500 12" vinyl copies & October 2012 in digital format.
A collection of swing music which contains our first song "Bright Lights Late Nights"
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