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The Rockets

There are at least six bands called The Rockets. 1) The band from which Neil Young formed Crazy Horse. The band began in 1962 as the doo wop group Danny & the Memories, with guitarist/singer Danny Whitten, and counting future Crazy Horse stalwarts Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina as members, the latter two are the only individuals present in every incarnation of the band. The group evolved through nascent San Francisco folk-psychedelia...

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Kristi Stassinopoulou

Singer, lyricist & fiction writer - aka Κρίστη Στασινοπούλου - is a native Athenian active on Greece's underground music scene for many years, has generated a wide appeal in the international world music circuit. The successful blend of traditional Greek & Balkans rhythms , sound colors, haunting Byzantine vocal lines, "Rembetika" music, psychedelic rock, ambience and electronica, composed mostly by her husband Stathis Kaliviotis...

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Giannis Ploutarxos

Giannis Ploutaxos, Yiannis Ploutarhos (or Yiannis Kakossaios as this is his real name) was born in 18th December 1970 in a small village outside Orxomenos called Mavrogia. He lived there until the age of sixteen, he then decided to go to Athens to make his dream come true: to become a singer. He sang professionally for the first time in a small music hall in Koridalos area. Disappointed by the conditions prevailing in the music business, he abandoned it twice and occupied himself with other professions and in particular hairdressing so as to make a living.

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Larry Gus

He started to write music as Larry Gus (larigas: greek for throat, larynx) in 2006, inspired by the rural enviroment of his hometown (Veria, Imathia). His early influences have been Creedence Clearwater Revival and Minor Threat. He had been member of the seminal bass and drums duo Ginger, fusing hardcore punk aesthetics and hip hop beats. When Ginger broke up, he started composing music for TV commercials, which were in fact his first works as Larry Gus. Later on, he got his name due to some chaotic live perfomances, incorporating live looping techniques in an improvised pop manner.

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Louis Demetrius Alvanis

Louis Demetrius Alvanis is a classical pianist. He is of Greek origins. Alvanis performs the full range of keyboard repertoire from the Baroque masters to contemporary serious music. He is particularly noted for his performances of the Romantics, especially Chopin, Schumann and Brahms some of which have been recorded on CD with Meridian Records.

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There are at least 8 bands that use the name Deadlock: 1. Deadlock are a German band that combine metal with the harsh atmospheric nature of today’s modern sounds. Founded in the later half of 1997, Deadlock took their time to find a solid line-up and the right attitude towards cultivating a sound all their own. After their first self-titled 7 Inch was released, the band gained further attention with their MCD "I’ll Wake You When Spring Awakes". The quintet started to include keyboards and clean female vocals to their songs during the period of their release “The Arrival.

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There are at least 14 entities using the name "One": 1) ONE five-piece heavy rock band from Melbourne, Australia (
2) A four-piece rock and roll indie band from London, UK .
3) An indie band from Gothenburg, Sweden, signed to Bonjour Recordings.
4) A boy band from Cyprus.
5) A four-piece band from South Florida.
6) A pop-rock band from The Czech Republic. (
7) A psych-pop band from the US.
8) A UK brass-led prog band.
9) An alias of trance artist Carlo Resoort.

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Shock Absorber

Shock absorber were formed , by George Matikas (guitar,ex-W.A.N.T.E.D., ex- LAST ROUND) and Kostas Tsagaris (guitar, ex-SICKS DAZE) at February 2006 . Kostas and George started working on some songs of their own when Antonis Kanaras (drums,ex- LAST ROUND) join the band in July 2006, and right after a month the line up was completed with the addition of Tasos (bass) and Bebis (voice, BULLDOZA, PANX POUTANA).

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