It's been a very long and busy summer, which didn't give much time to add news and things on the website. I should, but I was still taking my time to learn my way around this. I've been trying to make the different sections richer in a sense, adding as much material and info as possible about each project that I'm involved in.
Starting off with the solo performance in mid-July at Axiothea in Lefkosia, it was one of the most enjoyable concerts ever for me. A lovely atmosphere was created and the energy was bouncing back and forth. There are a couple of videos uploaded from that gig. Also, you can subscribe at the brand new Moumtzis – YouTube channel for videos from solo performances.
Fengaros Music Village – our first attempt as Louvana on organising a Music Village in Cyprus – went fantastic! Five days, nine workshops, concerts, jams and a lovely vibe was in the daily menu. J.Kriste, Master of Disguise performed a show on one of the nights.
J.Kriste, Master of Disguise performing at Fengaros Music Village, Kato Drys 2014. Photo by Christos Hadjichristou
Fengaros Music Festivalfollowed right after where I performed a set with Fuzz Bus and also with The Low Spark, a band that has been around for quite some time but with not much to show for as far as recordings go. But we are working on that and we are hoping a single or an EP will come out by Xmas time. There's also though of a Cyprus tour to promote it.
The Low Spark performing at Fengaros Music Festival, Kato Drys 2014. Photo by Christos Hadjichristou
Shortly after Fengaros we played a great gig with J.Kriste, Master of Disguise at Xarkis Festival in Arsos before I headed off to Ayios Lavrentios, Pilion, to the Greek Music Village where I conducted a workshop with Fotis Siotas and Alkinoos Ioannides on songwriting / arranging / producing e.t.c. This was the third year I was doing this and it still offers me such amazing experiences. It's great to work with songwriters and younger people and sharing any knowledge I gathered over the years, jamming and generally having a good time. It's rather tiring though!
Plain History recording at studio eleven63, Lefkosia. Photo by Andreas Trachonitis
At the moment I'm in the process of writing new material for J.Kriste and doing some demos at home, while at the same time working on new recordings for Plain History, The Low Spark (as mentioned before), Trio Tekke(!) (with drum offerings by the great Dave De Rose) and also writing and working on demos for the new project with Fotis Siotas.
Hope to see you soon at a show. The next one is on the 30th of October at Sousami Bar in Lemesos and it's a solo show.
Thanks for reading through and stay tuned for more soon! All feedback is welcome.