Irene Vacondios (vocals) and Nathan Pylarinos (bouzouki) and band present the songs, the music, the era!
The revolutionary master virtuoso of the 4 stringed bouzouki, the ‘noble rebeti’ as he has been dubbed by all lovers of Rebetika and his wife with her smooth velvety vocals and ‘samba like’ dance moves introduced the bouzouki to the upper-class musical lounges of the 50s and 60s in Greece, Europe and the United States. Their audiences included Princess Grace, Aristotle Onassis, Jimmy Hendrix and President Johnson.
‘They got married in 1959 but before and after that their artistic cooperation produced hit after hit, many of them influenced by Latin tempos and light world music, clearly different from other composers of popular music. We can say that they were the royal couple of Greek music in those days.’
Their songs also provided, not only the soundtrack for many Greek films of the era, but their performances as a duo, on most occasions backed by ‘big bands’, provided the backdrop scenes in the movies of the typical Greek night spots coined ‘bouzoukia’.
Irene, Nathan and the band will revisit the era and provide the ideal dance setting for all fans of the dynamic duo and their hits -still loved by all today almost 2 and a half generations after the musical revolution.