Blues Gang – Blues Wire
Blues Gang first appeared in 1983 and in 1985 they changed their name to Blues Wire.
They are considered the pioneers of blues in Greece because of their endurance, their consistency and apparently their music.
After nine albums and a career spanning more than 20 years, Blues Wire have backed up artists line John Hammond, Big Time Sarah, Kate Webster, Louisiana Red and others while they have opened for Buddy Guy, Albert King, Otis Rush and others.
Blues Grave from Blues Gang second album On a Second Thought (1985)
He maintains a parallel career having released 3 albums.
There is another post about Zaikos you can find here.
Kuma Goo from his great solo instrumental Off the Box album (1997)
The band accompanied Louisiana Red and opened for Dr. Feelgood among others.
They also have a continuous “conversation” with Elias Zaikos of Blues Wire.
Smells Like Trouble from album with same name (2011)
In 2006 he released his solo album Blues People featuring the cream of local blues scene.
Night Time Man Blues from Panos Badikouthis album (2006)
Small Blues Trap
The band has released 3 albums up to date (Our Trap in 2005 in CD-R format, Crossroad Ritual in 2006 and Red Snakes and Cave Bats in 2010).
They have managed to have a very distinct sound.
Strange Melody from the Red Snakes and Cave Bats album (2010)
In 2009 he released his solo album Fifteen Raindrops in an Ocean of Blues Tales including 15 original tracks of high quality acoustic blues.
Let’s Do the Boogie All Night from his solo album (2009)
Mickey Pantelous has been in several other projects before going…solo with Mickey Pantelous and the Chess-Mates being the only who left a recording (even though their cd was only sold in their lives; I think).
Consolation from the Devil from Mickey Pantelous and the Chess-Mates album Hangover (2007)
His album Can’t Find my Pills was released in 2010.
Here’s the video of There Goes Jack from Can’t Find my Pills album as you should not only listen to Mickey but also see him playing.