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Stavros Kougioumtzis tribute show in Sydney draws crowd of all ages




The Great Club in Marrickville, Sydney hosted a special tribute show on Sunday, March 24 dedicated to the music of renowned Greek composer, Stavros Kougioumtzis.

‘A Tribute to Stavros Kougioumtzis’ by Irene Vacondios and Sotiris Procopiou was held in conjunction with the Greek Festival of Sydney.

The event welcomed people of all ages to come along and listen to Kougioumtzis’ classic hits, where more than 30 of his best were performed on stage.

Singer Irene described the night as a “wonderful show” with a “great turnout.”

Sotiris playing bouzouki.
Sotiris playing bouzouki. Photo: Jennifer Brankin.

She said people “young and old, enjoyed all the classics.”

“On the eve on March 25th – Greek Independence Day – the band and audience sang Na ‘tane to 21 in unison, which was such a wonderful experience,” Irene said.

Irene said the sing-alongs with the audience were electrifying.

“It was just wonderful to see so many new faces, and see young audiences bringing their parents and grandparents to come and watch the show,” she said.

“Sotiri and I would like to thank the Band, and the Greek Festival of Sydney, along with the magnificent audience.”

Kougioumtzis show
The event took place on Sunday, March 24. Photo: Jennifer Brankin.

Irene was joined on the stage by Procopiou and John Zaharis on bouzouki, John Logothetis, who played the keyboard, Ignatis Mariolas, who played the guitar, Theo Samartzis, who was on bass and George Constantinou, who was on drums.

They performed a variety of hasapika, zembekika, tsiftetelia, karsilamathes and ballads.

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