“Oh My” is the debut album by the band Grendel Babies. And celebrating the launch of their first album, the band are hosting an album release party at Antonakis Music Hall in Nicosia on March 25.
What: Grendel Babies “Oh My” Album Release Party
When: Saturday, March 25
Where: Antonakis Music Hall, 17 Vasiliou Voulgaroktonou, Nicosia
The album features ten tracks composed by Grendel Babies frontwoman Marilena Zackheos. Mixing elements from jazz, baroque, folk, rock, incorporating tsifteteli, waltz, and swing rhythms, as well as changing time signatures, the work embraces diversity.
Expect to hear somber odes like “Enchantress” with lyrics from Sappho about the goddess Aphrodite, dark comical ballads about failed loves like “Birth of the Beheader” and “Eating,” loony swing tunes such as “Ophelia”, as well as manic anthems like “Hiroshima Maidens”, a five-and-a-half-minute history of plastic surgery and of the role that war has played in its development.
Appearing live are the Cyprus-based Grendel Babies members: Marilena Zackheos on keys and vocals, Ioulios Georgakopoulos on drums and percussion, Alexia Yiangou on cello, Mike Zachariades on bass, Charitini Kyriakou on tzouras, Andreas Papapetrou on accordion, Julia Petrou Michaelides and Eleni Skarpari on vocals.
The Grendel Babies’ stage performance will be followed by a live DJ party, and competitions with the chance to win prizes. DJ Maria Panosian will grace the decks with select offbeat, electro-swing and retro tunes. Bring your wingtips and character shoes!
The entrance fee is 10 Euros including a CD.
For reservations, call 22664697.