YIORGOS FAKANAS GROUP FEAT. GUTHRIE GOVAN
After the huge success of their 2018 tour of Greece and Italy, the Yiorgos Fakanas Group are pleased to announce that they will be touring Europe in October 2020. The band will bring their explosive and invigorating take on jazz fusion to audiences in the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Greece and Israel, with more dates to be added soon.
Yiorgos Fakanas, Greece’s most esteemed bass player, first shared the stage with the inimitable guitarist Guthrie Govan in 2012 at Athina Live in Athens. It was clear to the audience and performers that this was a powerful collaboration which must be repeated. Guthrie and Yiorgos played together again in 2017, this time with a full line-up comprising Dimitris Sevdalis on keyboards and Menios Pasialis on drums. The vibe between the players was so good they planned to put together a tour as soon as possible, resulting in nine shows around Greece and Italy and culminating in the recording of a live album at Athina Live just a few months later.
Fans attending the upcoming shows will be treated to a powerful musical explosion from this group of virtuosos and can expect to enjoy demanding compositions, vitality, technique, humour and joy. The live album “The nest…LIVE IN ATHENS” is a double CD that will be available to purchase at the shows, and the band recommends it should be played at full volume!
Guthrie Govan’s interminable talent combines with Yiorgos Fakanas’ dynamic playing, the exquisite performances of Menios Pasialis on drums, (drummer for Yiorgos Fakanas Group for the last 5 years, also performed with Steve Weingart, Mike Stern, Andre Nieri etc.) and Dimitris Sevdalis on keyboards, (collaborations with Dennis Chambers, Alex Acuna, Anthony Jackson etc.) to set the stage on fire wherever the group performs!