mode plagal

mode plagal

 Athens, Attica, GRC
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The sound of Mode Plagal is a combination of Greek, Balkan, Mediterranean and African - American musical influences. For the past 2 decades, the group has formed an innovative musical idiom that has gained great popularity both in Greece and across the national borders.
Their work has gained great popularity both in Greece and across the national borders and their records received critical acclaimed, being also voted in the WMCE charts (2000 and 2002).

Biography

Mode Plagal

The sound of Mode Plagal is a combination of Greek, Balkan, Mediterranean and African - American musical influences. For the past 2 decades, the group has formed an innovative musical idiom that has gained great popularity both in Greece and across the national borders.
Their work has gained great popularity both in Greece and across the national borders and their records received critical acclaimed, being also voted in the WMCE charts (2000 and 2002).

The members of the group are:
Theodore Rellos ( Sax, vocals)
Kleon Antoniou ( guitar, vocals )
Florian Mikuta ( keyboards )
Antonis Maratos ( bass )
Takis Kanellos ( drums )

The group, a dynamic live band, has given numerous concerts and has appeared in many festivals in Greece and abroad:
Barbican Theater - London,England
Rhythm Sticks Fest.-Queen Elisabeth Hall-London,England
Fringe Festival-Bath, England
Cardiff Festival -Cardiff,Wales
Paradiso Club-Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lux-Nijmegen, >>
Muziekcentrum-Utrecht, >>
De Warande-Turnhout,Belgium
5th EuroSyrian Jazz Fest-Damaskus & Halepo
Jazz aux Oudayas-Rabad,Maroco
Mediterraneo Jazz festival-Elba,Italy

Also in Turkey,Algeria,Cyprus and elsewhere.

In colaboration with Bosphorus from Istanbul: Amsterdam, Den Haag,Utrecht,Ismir,Istanbul,Athens

With Majid Bekkas(Moroccan singer&guimbri virtuoso): Greek jazz panorama,Athens

Site : www.modeplagal.gr

Discography

MODE PLAGAL - DISCOGRAPHY
MODE PLAGAL (Ano Kato Records) 1995
The first album of Mode Plagal is an enjoyable mix of traditional Greek music tunes jazz and soul that transforms itself continuously, without ever stopping being accessible to the listener. Popular traditional music riffs from Florina and Thrace followed by jazz solos and constantly moving percussion are the foundation. But the music does not stop there and keeps on exploring the music borders. This album is a milestone in the history of Greek jazz.
MODE PLAGAL II (Lyra) 1998
The second album of Mode Plagal moves gracefully across genres such as jazz, ethnic funk or trance and makes music sound the way Simonides, the ancient Greek writer described it, "just like pouring wine". Mode Plagal is the band's name but also "their manner". And in Mode Plagal II they prove what that means.

MODE PLAGAL IIII (Lyra) 2001
Unlike its predecessors, whose material was mostly instrumental, "Mode Plagal III" features a formidable cast of some of the country's finest female vocalists, Yiota Vei, Savina Yannatou, Eleni Tsaligopoulou and Theodosia Tsatsou.With the recording of their third album, Mode Plagal have completed 10 years of dealing, researching and experimenting on traditional greek music. In "Mode Plagal III",the group arranges traditional greek folk songs from Continental Greece, Epirus, Thrace, Macedonia and the Aegean island of Patmos.

BOSPHORUS & MODE PLAGAL: BEYOND THE BOSPHORUS (Hitch-Hyke Records) 2003
In their latest release, Mode Plagal collaborate with Bosphorus, a group with turkish musicians and traditional instruments who bring forth the sound and experience of the Eastern and Anatolian musical tradition. The symbolism of the Bosphorus straights as a pasage from one world to the another, from one sea to the other and from one continent to a new world. The two groups try with their music to capture the echo of the indescribable sound of this crossroad through time and space.
Chainides & Mode Plagal-Descent of the Clowns (Lyra ) 2008

Live recording in collaboration with folk band Chainides from Crete,at Theater Vrahon Melina Merkouri-Athens
"In The Belly Of The Beast" - new Mode Plagal record ( Lyra ) 2010
18-12-2010: Mode Plagal have just released their long and eagerly expected new album! Its title is "Stin kilia tou kitous" (which means "in the belly of the beast"). It is released by Lyra and is available in record stores in Greece and Internet music stores worldwide.

COMBILATIONS
The rough guide to the music of Greece(world.music network)2001
De oriente y de occidente-GRECIA(Resistencia)2000
Anthology 2000(Musurgia Graeca/Lyra)
Jazz aux Oudayas(Edition 2004)
FRoots No.19 (fROOTS, London)
Athens jazz festival (jazz and tzaz) 2004
Jazz and Tradition (jazz & tzaz -Lyra) 1999

Set List

BACKLINE
1)DRUMSET YAMAHA 9000( or equivalent)

2)CYMBALS:HH 14”/CRASH 18”/RIDE 22”

3)1 DRUM STOOL(height adjustable)

4)GUITAR AMPLIFIER- HOT ROD FENDER DE VILLE(orVOX AC30 or other equivalent valve amplifier)

5) BASS AMPLIFIER- AMPEG(or equivalent)

6) 1 FENDER RHODES or ELECTRIC PIANO

7) 1 MIDI KEYBOARD with stand

8)2 GUITAR STANDS

MICROPHONES-LINES
4xVOCAL Shure beta 58(2 of them with ON/OFF switch)
1xGUITAR AMP
1xBASS AMP
8xDRUMS(?D-SNARE-TT1&2&3-HH-2xOVERHEAD)
2xLINE for KEYBOARD
1xXLR withPHANTOM POWER for SAX

MONITORS
2 at front
1 for keyboards
2x15” for drummer
2xSIDE FILLS