It is now known that Bolo Tolo exiled Bundo for life to the old lighthouse far from the village of Bolo Tolo because he dared to yawn. For revenge, Bundo allies with Bolo Tolo’s eternal enemy: Frantsel Levantino, an orphaned New Yorker entertainer with Italian-Jewish-Arab-Greek roots, who has always been jealous of the existence and success of Bolo Tolo & The Monasteros, as well as the prosperity of the village of Bolo Tolo. Joining their brains, the two of them set up the competitive band Frantsel & The Levantinos, playing sensational songs from the wider Balkans, the Eastern, Western, North and South Mediterranean, the American Continent and the world-renowned Greek Kingdom of “Grande Ellade”.
Alexandros I. Iliakis, Guitar, vocals
Alexandros Ioannis Iliakis was born on 25/5/1982 in Queens, New York, USA. His first childhood years he lived in Germany. He went to school and grew up in Greece. In 1995 he wrote his first songs by tapping a pencil on a table. In 1996 he made his first rock band as a bassist and singer, the Rubber Band, with Giorgos Kintis on the electric guitar and Antonis Kanellis on drums. They recorded a demo entitled Confirmation of Barbarity. In 2003, together with Yannis Anagnostatos and Sotiris Mpoumpouheropoulos formed Touched, who played punk rock with their main influence Nirvana. With Yannis Anagnostatos they continued as Bolek & Lolek, a duet with unpredictable musical elements, whose appearances left an impression on the audience of alternative rock music. He also lived in Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation. In 2010 he formed Moloch Merkin with Giorgos Kintis and Alexandros Voulgaris. They recorded a neo-romantic rock record that remains unreleased. In 2012 he participated, with Manos Tzanoudakis on the keyboards, at the exhibition “Spirit kneaded according to circumstances” at the Potnia Thiron modern art space – Bank of Attention. In the years 2013-2014 he collaborated with Martha Frintzila singing in Kumbara Project # 3 concerts as Alessandro Solaris, the Mysterious Guest. From the beginning of 2015 he sings in the band Vassilis Vassilatos, Tales of Percussion. He is against Surrealism. He works at a translation office.
[Biography updated on: 30/10/2017]
Maria Pelagia Perdikouri, Accordion, vocals
Sakis Polyzos, Double bass