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Burgundy Grapes
    The roots of Athens-based indie-folk-instrumental act Burgundy Grapes stretch back to 1994, when high-school buddies Alexandros Miaoulis and Alexis Papaioannou, both from Athens, merged with Melbourne born-and-raised George Kolyvas in the Greek capital after the trio was drawn together by deep friendship, artistic affinity and an inexplicable drive to make music together. Early in 2000, Kolyvas and Miaoulis, without Papaioannou, who was forced to withdraw due to serious illness three years earlier, began a series of home recordings with help from skilled musicians such as cellist Nikos Veliotis and accordionist Yiorgos Tsiatsoulis. The hard-to-pinpoint project, whose stylistic direction, according to the band, was never really discussed but always felt focused, had slightly deviated from its pristine acoustic roots. Electrified textures entered the project's sound, including electric bass, atmospheric slide guitar, and at times, various discreet yet dirty and distorted sounds. After a brave five-year battle against leukemia, Papaioannou succumbed on April 8, 2002, at the age of 28. He is sadly missed. Early in 2005, the duo released their self-titled debut album on Athens indie label Outlandish Recordings, dedicating it to their late friend. A well-received effort, Burgundy Grapes featured on annual leading album lists published by local press. In just a handful of performances since the release of their debut album, Burgundy Grapes, unfailingly accompanied by Tsiatsoulis, mostly on accordion, have been joined on stage by musicians such as Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (Larsen), Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons) and Carole Zweifel (In Gowan Ring). Burgundy Grapes are currently adding final nuances to a forthcoming album.
who
George Kolyvas & Alexandros Miaoulis

from
Athens, Greece & Ano Koufonisi Naxou, Greece

website
burgundygrapes.com

myspace profile
myspace.com/burgundygrapes

e-mail address


titles
  Lagero

also available
Burgundy Grapes' new album "Man In The Lighthouse"
info & samples: inner-ear.gr/en/releases/artist/19-burgundy-grapes


Burgundy Grapes' self-titled debut album
info & samples: burgundygrapes.com/discography.htm