Hips. Ancient Riffs & Bamboo Lips.
for their universal appeal to world music making, The IOTA group
are a mesmerising mix of ancient Arabic, Egyptian & Greek
scales, fused with modern percussive grooves and soundscapes.
the band in no particular order is Greek virtuoso Oudist/Guitarist,
Stephano Tsourlis.... with a mischievous duo of retired hippies,
British woodwind Gurus Mark Buckingham and John Egan exchanging
outbursts of exotic Clarinets and ancient Bamboo Flutes, add percussion
with powerful kit grooves by Theo Buckingham, also a notable D&B
producer with Rob Paterson meditative bass grooves.
piano is Australian Award Film Composer/Pianist, Tom Donald who's
piano fusion inventions was featured at Arabic Film festivals
from Milan to Dubai, including a feature film on his own musical
travels called the 'The Silence Project' documenting his tours
through Sicily, Italy and The Middle East.
had humble beginnings meeting every week at Clapham Norths, 'Cafe
Cairo' building up a diverse grass routes following of cosmopolitan
Londoners, since then, they have performed at venues separately
and together, spreading the word of musical universality from
the middle east to western classical music, from the National
Opera Studio, Ronnie Scotts, BBC Asian Network & World Service,
Abbey Road Studios, Cold Trance Festival Belgium , Horcynus Film
Festival in Sicily, Italy and the Dubai Film Festival, 2011.
extensively documented gigs, film soundtracks and concerts the
IOTA group offer fans and venues the unique chance to explore
and discover a fresh direction in modern music.
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