Trio Tekke Win The Latest Battle Of The Bands
Congratulations to the contemporary rebetika group Trio Tekke - latest winners of the Battle Of The Bands competition.
Their winning song, 'InDa' is an instrumental piece featured on their second album Samas, released in 2011. The track is led by virtuosic slide playing on the tzouras - a small bouzouki used in many traditional rebetika songs - and will apear on the forthcoming album The Rough Guide To Undiscovered World.
Antonis Antoniou: tzouras, vocals
Lefteris Moumtzis: guitar, vocals
Colin Somervell: double bass
Trio Tekke formed in London in 2005 with the members drawn together by their mutual love for the Greek rebetika tradition. Over the next three years they gigged heavily in London and its surrounding towns as well as other European countries such as Germany, Spain and Ireland. In 2009 they released their first album Ta Reggetika, a collection of imaginative, peculiar and entertaining covers of old rebetika songs as well as some original songs in similar style. This record has been a favourite of Cypriot-music lovers and its sales make it one of the most successful Cypriot productions of recent years.
Trio Tekke will be on tour in Greece throughout November, Cyprus in December and a mini UK tour during May 2012.
For more details, check out their website: www.triotekke.com