Dimitris Dourtmes Band

Dimitris Dourtmes Band

 ThessalonĂ­ki, Central Macedonia, GRC
BandWorldAcoustic

Acoustic/Freestyle/World Fusion

It's a band that plays music which is a mixture of elements & influences from Rock and Blues, Funk and Jazz, Balkanic, general Eurasia and Far East music. Yet it is difficult to put a label and categorize us! We have a lot of fun in stage. We try to be as good as posible and to pass our emotions and feelings about the music we play to the audience! I believe that most of the times we suxceed it! Music is everything........so we feel free to play music and play

Biography

I was born in 1979 and raised in Thessaloniki (Greece). I have an electric guitar and harmony degree and some years ago i start learning, oud, saz and other instruments concerning the world music traditions! I have been a member of several bands playing guitar and singing, from Rock and Heavy Metal to R n B and Funk! At the moment i play with my band ''Dimitris Dourtmes Band'' and ocassionaly with other bands or duets!

The Band ''Dimitris Dourtmes Band'' was formed after the release of the CD and i am very happy to tell that it's members are all very good musicians and human beings and i am very proud to work with them!
We all in the band have played many styles of music as i have already refered and that creates a mix of thoughts and ideas without the narrow thinking of one specific kind of music!

Influences:

West side:Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Gary Moore, Steve Morse, Vinnie Moore, Ritchie Kotzen, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, George Benson, Pink Floyd, Camel, Kansas, Eloy, Yes, Rush, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater, Mike Oldfield, James Brown, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Chick Corea, Herbie Hankock and many more!

East side:Ross Daly, Erkan Ogur, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Haig Yazdjian, Nikos Papazoglou, Orfeas Peridis, Giorgos Batsanos, Yurdal Tokcan, Hrand Kenkulian, Charbel Rouhana, Munir Bashir, Richard Hagopian, Ergin Kizilay, Simon Shaheen, Okan Murat Ozturk, Senol Filiz, Muharrem Ertas, Mehmet Erenler, Muharrem Temiz, Osman Akstas, Kayhan Kalhor, Ravi Shankar and many more!

Discography

Dimitris Dourtmes - ''Soul Compass''

Set List

1.Soul Voyage
2.Deep inside
3.Heavens breath
4.East side funk
5.Confusion
6.Celebration
7.Sevdas
8.Nikisiani
9.Old dance in the rain
10.Only with a saz
11.Power and Pride
12.So far yet so close
13.Far away love
14.Watching the sea waves
15.Creta - Creta
16.Tartara
17.Become one
18.Here and there
19.Persozalis
20.Summer time
21.Self control
22.Peace
23. Ain't no sunshine
24.Oudcurna
25.Side by side