Villagers of Ioannina City

Thanasis Gavos   Tuesday, 9 October 2018; 7:00-11:00pm
Balothizer, The Garage, Villagers of Ioannina City

One Leg Promotions Presents
Villagers of Ioannina City live @ The Garage (London,UK)
Special Guests: Balothizer // Tuesday, October 9th

Tickets are available now from Ticketweb.
14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

The experimental heavy rock band V.I.C (Villagers of Ioannina City) comes from the mountains of Epirus – Greece.Their unique sound fuses traditional music into heavy psychedelic rock.

The band uses a wide range of instruments, such as low tuned guitars and bass, hammond and rhodes, along with traditional instruments such as clarino, bagpipe, kaval, didjeridoo and many others.

They formed in 2007 and since then they had played in the biggest festivals in Greece and in a numerous of sold out shows in the bigest venues of the country with a highlight their sold out show in Athens 2015 with more than 6000 attendance.

In their first European tour (Oct-Nov 2015) they perfomed live in 20 cities such as Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona among others. In 2016 they did some mini tours in EU again including festivals such as Freak Valley and Leafmeal fest in Dortmund.

Their debut full lenght album “RIZA” (Mantra Records – April 2014) enjoyed universal acceptance by critics and audiences, received lots of excellent reviews not only from Greece but from all over the world also, named by many as Album of the year.

Currently they’ve been recording their long awaited new album “Age of Aquarius” which is about to be released in late 2018.


  • “Promo” ep (Jan 2010)

  • “Riza” album (Apr 2014)

  • “Zvara/Karakolia” ep (Nov 2014)

  • “Age of Aquarius” album (2018)


Balothizer are an Electric Power Trio formed on the streets of Haringey, North London. Being among the most culturally diverse places in the world, Haringey is buzzing with exciting new bands that have formed across cultural and ethnic boundaries. Balothizer
is one of these bands.

The project was the brainchild of bassist, vocalist and percussionist Pavlos Mavromatakis (Electric Litany, The Turbans) and lute player and guitarist Nikos Ziarkas (Valia Calda).

Having been active in London’s Cretan Folk music scene for years, Pavlos (aka Pav Mav)
and Nikos enlisted the skills of Stephen J Payne (Jools Holland, Jose Feliciano, Future Sound Cartel) a London born multi-instrumentalist with a deep background of world music and western styles, to bring the power necessary for this exciting new genre; Post Cretan.
With the line-up now complete Balothizer embarked on a series of high-powered shows, tours and festival dates across Europe, delivering their unique sound with an energy and ferociousness that has built them a strong and loyal following. A following which together with the band came up with the tagline that now defines this unique and powerful genre of music …Cretan Music from Hell!!!

Balothizer have finished recording their debut album “Cretan Music from Hell”.
The album is now in the mixing and mastering stage and it is expected out early 2018.


The Garage,
20-22 Highbury Corner,
London N5 1RD

Under 16s with an adult

Ages 14+


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