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Locomondo is one of the most known and successful bands in Greece.
The band fronted by Markos Koumaris , the main songwriter and composer of the group, fuses reggae, ska and Caribbean sounds with Greek traditional musical elements.
Locomondo is the first Greek band which has fused Caribbean sound together with Greek musical elements and Greek lyrics, producing a fresh sound and a new approach to the already known forms of Caribbean as well as Greek music.
Since 2006 Locomondo has been on tour in Germany every year with great success. They have also toured Belgium, France, Italy, Turkey and Russia. They have played together with Manu Chao, Amparo Sánchez and Amparanoia during Greeces biggest festival Rockwave.
In their live shows, Locomondo try to capture the energy and feel of the crowd in order to create a great “fiesta”.
Many of their songs have been big hits in Greece. Since 2004 Locomondo has released 6 albums. Two of their albums were recorded in Berlin (Locomondo Best of and New Day Riser) produced by record company Monopole. Vin Gordon, the trombonist of the world famous Studio One and ex-member of Skatalites, has participated in their second album, which was recorded in Jamaica in 2005.
Locomondo is composed of the following 9 members:
Markos Koumaris – Vocals, Guitar
Yiannis Varnavas – Guitar, Vocals
Stamatis Goulas – Keyboards, Sampler, Vocals
Spyros Mpesdekis – Bass
Stratos Sountris – Drums
Christos Kalaintzopoulos – Accordion
Dimitris Gasias – Violin
Thanasis Tampakis – Sound engineer
Konstantinos Chrysos – Stage engineer
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