• country:Greece
  • style(s):World
  • label:Music Box
  • type:Band
  • artist submitted by:Tsakali, Rania

Line up

  • Dimitris Gasias (Violin)
  • Markos Koumaris (Lead vocals, guitar)
  • Mike Mourtzis (Backing vocals, percussion)
  • Nikos "tattoo" (Trumpet)
  • Spyros Besdekis (Bass)
  • Stamatis Goulas (Backing vocals, keyboards, samples)
  • Stratis- Aggelos Soundris (Drums)
  • Thanasis Tambakis (Sound engineer)
  • Vasilis Panagiotopoulos (Trombone )
  • Yiannis Varnavas (Backing vocals, guitar)


Rembetiko and reggae: two roots rebel sounds clash. Led by songwriter and inspirational front man Markos Koumaris, Locomondo has become one of Greece's most loved live bands, fusing Caribbean sounds from ska to dub to reggae with Greek musical elements and lyrics and sparking massed outbreaks of sirtaki skanking, with the nine-piece band pumping up the bass and the baglama too. To borrow the words of their song "Magiko Chali": out of East and West they're weaving a carpet for you to dance on; it's a magic carpet Since their formation in 2004, they have released six albums in their homeland and their magic carpet has taken them on extensive tours in Greece, Germany and the Netherlands. Their first international release came in 2011 with a "best of" compilation. The crazy world of Locomondo is here