Past Projects

RITE OF PASSAGE

Rite of Passage bandDescription

Rite of Passage was a psych - prog - rock trio formed by J.Kriste bandmembers past and present Lefteris Moumtzis, Mario Michael and Dimitris Kakavoulis. They played extensively in Cyprus around 2011-2013.

Rite of Passage attempted to record an album which was never finished but eventually tracks taken from that album surfaced and can be heard on the internet.

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J.KRISTE, MASTER OF DISGUISE

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J.Kriste, Master of Disguise has been Lefteris’ primary project for nine years, blending elements of psychedelic folk and progressive rock with references to Greek music. Moumtzis weaves strong melodies and harmonies into intricate forms with spiritual shades in his compositions, which he orchestrates with a diverse range of instruments. The project is a continuation of the band Masters of Disguise that was active in London from 2005 to 2008.





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SNAKECHARMER

SnakecharmerSnakecharmer was an alternative rock trio formed by Lefteris Moumtzis, Mario Michael and Marianna Moumtzi in 1998, initially as a cover band, but they soon started writing their own songs. They performed frequently in their hometown Lefkosia, becoming one of the tightest and most energetic bands on the scene, gradually gaining a substantial fan base.

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THE LOW SPARK

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The Low Spark is a rock trio with a full and powerful sound, best known for high-energy live shows that present a fascinating hybrid of psych and prog rock with soul and blues, involving long improvisational sections.

They consist of Lefteris Moumtzis on bass and vocalsm Stefanos Meletiou on drums and Loizos Pafitis on guitar.






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MASTERS OF DISGUISE

Masters of DisguiseMasters of Disguise was a band that was formed in Brixton, London, in the winter of 2005. The initial line up was Lefteris Moumtzis on guitar, vocals and compositions, Kit Jolliffe on drums and brothers Colin and Felipe Somervell on electric bass and keyboards respectively. They were later joined by guitarist / violinist Jim Willis. Their music was a mix of post rock and progressive rock. They gigged the London scene extensively, and were often headlining the Louvana monthly event in 2006-2007.

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PIGLING BLAND

Pigling BlandPigling Bland was an acoustic trio formed in London in 2006. Consisting of Jim Willis on acoustic guitar, Colin Somervell on double bass and Lefteris Moumtzis on vocals, glockenspiel and melodica, they played Willis’ compositions with lyrical offerings by Moumtzis. Willis wrote beautiful, interweaving melodies with ever-changing harmonies to accompany them in the intricate folk style started by Nick Drake and similar artists in the late ‘60s, but with strong references to early 20th century classical music.

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PLAIN HISTORY

Plain HistoryDescription

Plain History was a unique music project which explored sound with imagination, using analogue synthesizers, drum machine, effects and loop stations.




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THE OUTER SOUL ENSEMBLE

The Outer Soul EnsembleThe Outer Soul Ensemble was a seven-piece, groove band that incorporated jazz, funk and afro soul creating its own original sound and compositions. They were formed by Lefteris in 2009 and lasted for about a year until they disbanded.

The band members were Mike Michael – trumpet, Charis Ioannou – saxophone, Pavel Ljalin – trombone, Lefteris Moumtzis – bass, vocals, Mario Michael – guitar, Dimitris Kakavoulis – keyboards, Ioannis Vafeas - drums.

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STELAFI

StelafiDescription

Stelafi is the result of the collaboration between Lefteris Moumtzis, Greek actress Stela Fyrogeni and musician / producer Andreas Trachonitis. Their music is a never-heard-before mix of tribal drums and xylophones, haunting strings and trombones in a genre-defying whirlwind of rock, funk and Tom Waits-esque madness, as a platform for Stela Fyrogeni’s vocals, either in Greek or English.



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MUSIC FOR THEATRE

Lefteris has composed music for six theatre productions: three for the Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC) and three for independent theatre groups. He also provided music and music selections for the 2013-2014 Theatre Awards Ceremony. He was nominated for the Best Music award for '39 Steps' at the Cyprus Theatre Awards 2016.

LEONCE AND LENA (Georg Büchner) - Autumn 2016
Director: Paris Erotokritou

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