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AVGI & MEMNON – LOUNGE ROCK

November 16, 2023 8:00 pm

The duo, Avgi Stavrou (vocals) and Memnon Arestis (guitar), perform a warm acoustic-electric set of their original compositions, best defined as a combination of mellow, uplifting and emotionally-charged outbreaks, as well as a selection of their favourite covers, from such artists as Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Chris Isaak, and The Beatles (among others). Their influences range from ambient jazz, soul, blues, and rock. Presented by Music in the Mountains.

Thursday 16 November 8pm, Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou

Tickets: €15

Box Office: Tel: 99584871, buy online: HERE or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

Food & Accommodation: Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou offers tasty snacks from 6pm until the concert starts. Tel: 99584871. Lofou Tavern is open from 12noon with excellent pre-concert meals; bookings advised. Tel: 25470202. There are seven separate studios with a discount for concert-goers. Tel: 25470202.

Avgi Stavrou (vocals), born in 1994, is a singer-songwriter who began learning the guitar and writing her own lyrics and composing music at the age of ten. Specialising in jazz vocals, she graduated with a Bachelor in Music from the European University of Cyprus. Throughout the years, she has gained recognition for her emotionally charged lyrics and her unique vocal texture and timbre. Apart from performing in a number of local venues throughout the island, Avgi has also participated on bigger stages such as Fengaros Music Festival in 2016 and 2018, Cyprus Pride Concert 2017 and MoonWalk.

Memnon Arestis (guitar) was born in 1985. His first contact with the guitar was at the age of 13 when he received classical guitar lessons. Subsequently, he began experimenting with acoustic and electric guitars, mostly on a self-taught level. He received a BA and an MSc degree in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (UK). In 2011 he obtained a Grade 8 in Electric Guitar Performance (RGT) with Distinction, while during the same period, he was performing with several bands in Nottingham (The Seven Seals Band, Ngoma, Unique World). Upon his return to Cyprus in 2011, he received lead electric guitar lessons from Yiannos Savvides, and studied flamenco guitar with Constantinos Lyras. He is currently a member of such musical bands as AVGI, Rumba Attack and Sandy Brour, and has been previously involved in Sometake (2013-2014), Freeriders (2013) and Audio Exchange (2012-2013). He has performed in such festivals as Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, Fengaros Festival, Afro Banana Festival, Avant Garde Festival, Windcraft Music Festival and Artos Moving Silence, among others.

Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou was established in Lofou in 2015 and offers a large selection of Cypriot wines, spirits, fresh juices, beers, coffees and a small snack menu including pizza, platters and salad etc. It is open from 1pm daily, except Tuesdays, and is a wonderfully atmospheric venue for live music. Tel: 99584871.

Lofou Tavern offers well-known authentic Cypriot delicacies, as well as the a la carte menu, and combine it with wonderful Cypriot wine. It is open all day: 12noon – 9pm with excellent pre-concert meals; bookings advised. Tel: 25470202.

Agrovino Studios is a group of seven separate studios, each with its own unique character providing accommodation for 2 – 5 people. The studios all have kitchen, heating and internet. Tel: 25470202.

Agrovino is a village complex comprising of a separate tavern, wine bar and accommodation, each within walking distance, that combines Cypriot hospitality and traditional architecture and cuisine. Mr. Costas was the first resident of the village to set up a business in Lofou, since the village was abandoned in the old days, with the opening of the tavern in 1992. With his passion and hard work, as well as with the help of his large family, he managed in a few years to make the tavern famous both locally and internationally. If you are looking for a landscape with a rich architectural character and history, then Lofou is the perfect destination. Visit www.agrovino-lofou.com for details.

Lofou village is located to the north-west of Limassol, just 26Km from the city. It is on an average altitude of 780M and surrounded by the neighbouring communities of Pera Pedi to the north (around 6.5Km) and Agios Therapon to the southwest (about 4.5Km). Starting from the Troodos round-about and moving north, after passing the community of Alassa, head northwest, following the signs to Lofou and Agios Therapon. The route from Limassol takes about half an hour by car.

Tickets: €15

Box Office: Tel: 99584871, buy online: HERE or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

Music in the Mountains was founded in 2005 by Pam Groves, Mike Groves and Andrew Oliver. It was created in order to present a wide range of high-quality concerts in all musical genres in the mountain villages in the Limassol and Paphos regions, including Lofou, Trimiklini, Silikou and Ineia as well as occasional events in Limassol and Paphos.

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Date:
November 16, 2023
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
€15
Website:
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Venue

Agrovino Wine Bar Lofou
Agrovino Wine Bar
Lofou, Cyprus
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Phone:
99584871

Organiser

Music in the Mountains
Email:
andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

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