the legendary Bad Boys of Reggae, celebrating 50 YEARS bringing Jamaican music to the world! Georg Leitner Productions is putting together a worldwide tour for Grammy Award-winning Jamaican reggae-pop legends INNER CIRCLE in celebration of their 50th Anniversary in 2018. This is a great opportunity to experience live Inner Circle’s massive legacy with hits such as “Sweat”, “Rock with You”, “Games People Play”, “Bad Boys”, “Young, Wild & Free” “Tenement Yard” (just sampled by Jay-Z), etc. Legendary reggae band Inner Circle is set to celebrate 50 years of music in 2018. Beginning January, 2018 the iconic group known for such hits as “Bad Boys” and “Sweat” will release a documentary, book and album titled “A Long Road to Success”. This Jamaican, Grammy-winning quintet is one of the world’s most respected reggae units with a string of success stretching back to the mid-70′s. Inner Circle blends a special style of pop-oriented Jamaican beats and energy that have made them leading stars of their movement. Their spirit through the power of reggae within live performances has allowed the band to transcend the traditional reggae niche and create a widespread crossover appeal. Inner Circle plays at many of the world’s largest festivals, headlining alongside pop and rock music icons such as Ziggy Marley, Lauryn Hill, Elton John, Van Morrison, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, and many others.In commemoration of its former lead singer, the venerable Jacob Miller, Inner Circle will celebrate his contribution to the band and reggae.Led by founding members, brothers Roger and Ian Lewis, Inner Circle has stood the test of time by continuing to innovate and connect with rising stars. Pitbull, Chance The Rapper, Flo Rida, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled are among the pop stars they have collaborated in recent years. They also connect with the young, rising stars out of Jamaica such as Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Jo Mersa Marley and Hawaii’s Grammynominated reggae star J Boog. Naturally, music runs through the veins of a next generation of Lewises. Rapper LunchMoney Lewis, son of Ian Lewis, just went Gold for the single “Bills”. Inner Circle continues to link with their fans via social media. They are very active on Instagram and Facebook. They will also be celebrating over 25 years of "Bad Boys" being the theme song for "Cops", the longrunning reality show which is still on air today. More information regarding the 50th anniversary will be released shortly.
Official website www.badboysofreggae.com
Ste and Northical will be at the Ireon Music Festival presenting old and new reggae / rap / dub tracks that play as selectors, but also as producers and mc's of " Kako Synapandima ". The band of "Kako Synapandima " has expanded its music all over Greece with songs such as "Banana tree", "M / Boss", "Journalists", "Sun", and "You are Forbidden"-( For more information visit site https://kakosynapantima.bandcamp.com/album/- ).The "Kako Synapandima" was founded in September 2001 as a low bap group, following the merger of two bands, GFN (since 1996, Kastoria and later Kavala) and Real Side (since 1999, Serres). In September 2002, the first record titled "The Kako Synapandima " was released by the independent label "Octagon" and Freestyle Productions. It is the first completed album in circulation by a band of the greek province in this kind of music.In 2008, the influences from reggae and dub brought an independent production second record titled " Kako Synapandima ".The first ever Greek-lyrics reggae album.In 2012 the band releases the third album "Pressureality" and in 2014 " Children" becomes the fourth.In 2015 and 2016 the concept albums "Babylon" and "The Taleporians" are released. In 2017 the album "For Sale" is released in sound-system versions, and becomes the 7th work of the scheme.Since 2001 the band has made appearances throughout Greece and Cyprus, in concerts, bars, festivals, etc. It has also been supporting artists and bands abroad such as Mykal Rose, Groundation, Dub Incorporaton, Asian Dub Foundation, Panda Dub, etc.The now 8-member band, is based in Thessaloniki, and records with Steve Duckins at the Serres "Studio Crossroads".
Official website Kako Synapantima Sound System
Kostis Maraveyas at the biggest party of the year!
Kostis Maraveyas is preparing another great concert for the Ireon Music Festival scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2018.It is well known that Kostis loves to express himself through his music and that he enjoys the concerts as much as his fans.You will have the unique opportunity to be present at the greatest party of summer 2018! Kostis Maraveyas at the Heraion of Samos for the second time, for a great concert! Bring your good mood, your friends, hitchhikers, take buses and cars and live one of these nights that will never be forgotten.A colorful multicultural musical party that only Kostis knows how to animate by offering abundantly music that enriches the senses, the souls and the hearts of the audience.A program full of songs from his early years in discography such as the "Do not ask a lot" feature, the appealing "Where to find one to look like you", the playful "Lola", choices from his latest album "Deck" like the "Warm Wine", the "Counterweight", but also a musical play with songs that Kostis interpretes with his own unique way accompanied by his outstanding musicians: Nikos Anglopas (electric bass) Aggelos Angelides (electric and acoustic guitar), Jim Staridas (trombone) and Kriton Bellona (percussion, drums).
Giorgos Bratanis better known by his artistic name "Cayetano" is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, Dj, performer and the owner of a a state-of-art studio in Greece.
From UK to China and from Maldives to Norway, Cayetano appeared in major festivals and venues, alongside great artists such like Bonobo, Dj Krush, Dj Food and Dj Shadow. His albums received a great response and broadcasted in major radio stations worldwide including BBC.
Official website Cayetano
"I only talk when I have something to say," he says. "We live only to listen to you," respond the fans who, literally, adore him.
This year, Vassilis Papakonstantinou completes 45 years of outstanding presence in Greek music and celebrates this occasion with you at the Ireon Music Festival on August 9, 2018. From the pop song at the 'boîtes de nuit' and from the political song to rock, his very particular voice and his explosive stage appearances have deeply marked our days, our nights, and our memories. Vassilis Papakonstantinou always carries the legacy of his collaborations with great composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Loizos, Thanos Mikroutsikos and Nikolaos Assimos. Lyrics of his songs were written by poets of the magnitude of Tasos Livaditis, Nikos Kavvadias, Alkis Alkaios, Kostas Karyos, and great song lyricists such as Kostas Tripolitis and Odysseus Ioannou. Four generations of admirers make his audience and he chooses for them hits that marked his career. Songs that talk about love, hope, society, and human relations. "Stay strong friend" he addresses the audience from the stage and the audience responds knowing that such encouragements can only strengthen hope for better living. The never tired, romantic, beloved eternal teenager is ready for another trip on stage!
Piano / Keyboards: Andreas Apostolou
Electric Bass: Vangelis Paterakis
Drums: Stephanos Demetriou
Violin - song: Mary Brozis
Infused Guitars: Giannis Avgeris
Keys: Giorgos Theodoropoulos
Sound editing: Alexandros Bitos, Lyzimen Klimis
Light editing: Yiannis Dilaps, Mimis Vassiliou
Orchestration: Andreas Apostolou
Official website www.vasilisp.com
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