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Γιάννησ Μόνοσ
(Yiannis Monos)
Yiannis is a veteran of the Hammond B-3 organ. He is also a pianist, singer, and an accordionist, and works as well as a composer for the Greek blues/jazz/soul scene. Yiannis started to perform as a Hammond organist in 1983, mainly in Greece, but also in Europe. He appeared in concerts next to Mick Taylor, Guitar Shorty, Sidney, Selby, Louisiana Red, and he opened for John Hammond jr., Eddy C. Campbell, Luther Allison and others.
In 1988, Yiannis founded the group Blues Family, which was the blues dream team of 1990s in Greece. In 1988, the Hot Organic Trio was founded by Yiannis, guitarist Makis Ablianitis and drummer Zafiris Tsinalis. Their idea was to present for the first time in Greece, the Hammond organ trio Soul-Jazz sound. Their repertoir includes jazz ,soul, funk & blues standards and themes from the huge tank of the 1950s, 196's and 1970s era, combined with their own compositions. The trio has played almost every club in Greece and in festivals too. The 2015 lineup features Apostolos Leventopoulos on the guitar replacing Makis Ablianitis and Vassilis Pousaios replacing Zafeiris Tsinalis on drums.
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