“Because it is much easier to forget, than to remember.”
With Sakis Polyzos performing his duties as a soldier by serving our fatherland in the Hellenic Army, Bolo Tolo & The Monasteros are starting off 2020 dynamically with a new member on the double bass: Manos Vlachos. The residents of Bolo Tolo are very curious to hear him play their favourite songs in various languages and in various styles such as 60s lounge, 50s and 70s schlager, Mexican, balkan, Swedish, country, reggae, Elvis, Greek laïká and many more, all selected by Bolo Tolo himself with guaranteed origin the golden age of songs. The Eagle’s Hug is waiting for you with a slightly different order of things!
* Arwork by Maria Pelagia Perdikouri (A Slightly Different Order of Things, 2020)
Manos Vlachos, Double bass
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