The Athenians Of Toronto
VANGELIS BETHANIS vcls
DENNY FERNANDO gtr, vcls
PAUL IMO bs
COSTA PHILIPPEOS keyb'ds, vcls
NIKOS PHILIPPEOS drms, perc
A Toronto, Ontario-based band, formed by three Greeks and two Canadians. Their album is full of cover versions: Everybody's Everything (Santana), 25 or 6 to 4, Make Me Smile, Colour My World, Now More Than Ever (Chicago), Light My Fire (The Doors), Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival) and One Fine Morning (Lighthouse). The unusual thing is that all these are sung in Greek, except Light My Fire, which on the second half is sung in English too. There are also two originals (one instrumental).
Their playing is faultless, absolutely professional and very Chicago-influenced. They are helped on horns by Pete Schoefield, John Satcho, Al Stanwyck, Heather Banks and Terry Anton.
"Dreams Fantasies & Nightmares" by Vernon Joynson