The Zilla Project Live @ the 7 Seas
The Zilla Project is a newly formed 4-piece band playing its version of the blues with many allusions to all styles of American music. They deliver electrified versions of well-known blues classics in a energetic and super charged 2 hour set. They consist of Emmanuel Vourakis on vocals and electric guitars, Nikolas “Honeyman” Melis on the keys, Omiros Andreou on bass and “Zilla” a.k.a George Nikolaidis on the drums. The band has just been performing around Nicosia their home base and this is going to be their first gig in LImasol, a night to be remembered.
Zilla a.k.a George Nikolaidis – Drums
George “Zilla” Nikolaidis has recently moved to Cyprus after a long tenure in various blues and rock bands in Thessaloniki, Greece, to play with his long time friend Emmanuel Vourakis, but also pursue a full-time music career. He has already played with various other bands in Cyprus and has gotten a few recording credits under his belt. He is currently performing regularly with his own “Zilla Project”, but also with “Broken Tribe” as their new drummer. Zilla also teaches privately and at “Astrinidion Odeio” in Nicosia.
Manolis Vourakis – Guitars and vocals
A Berklee College Of Music Alumnus. Session and studio artist. Also a member of BluesWire – one of the most established blues bands in Europe – based in Greece, as well as “Broken Tribe” one of the finest rock outings of the island.
Nikolas “Honeyman” Melis
Nikolas Melis studied piano performance and improvisation at the Leipzig Conservatory in Germany. He has won multiple national and international competition awards and has also been performing as a concert soloist in England, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria. One of the busiest pianists in Cyprus, and a member of the “Broken Tribe”.
Omiros Andreou – Bass
Session and studio artist with performances in most venues in the island. Studied classical piano theory and harmony and attended private lessons in electric bass, jazz harmony and improvisation techniques in Greece. He is a member of the State’s TV folk orchestra, and the “Broken Tribe”.