Ellada – The Band – Makes St. Augustine Greek Festival Soar

October 23, 2019

What would a Greek Festival be without music, including Greek music. So the St. Augustine event in Florida brought in the internationally famous Greek band Ellada to get the fingers snapping and feet dancing like a Zorba flash mob.

From Florida’s Gulf Coast, Ellada features Leonidas on bouzouki, singer Elias Poulos and Dino Theofilos on keyboards and vocals, said the St. Augustine Record in a feature on the widely-hailed and popular event.

Elias (Poulos) Konstantinou’s repertoire includes the latest hits from Greece along with popular dimotika, rembetika and nisiotika songs, his career beginning on the knee of his father, where he sang songs for friends and relatives. Recognizing his talent, he grew as a vocalist by singing for many audiences throughout Greece, Germany, Australia and North America. He toured with top Greek bands and settled on the west coast of Florida, the paper’s feature said.

He has recorded three CD’s and has written music and lyrics for singers in Greece, including Vasilis Karas. Dino Theofilos is a former member of The Fabulous Grecian Keys of Warren, Ohio, another well-known Greek-American band that relocated to the Sarasota area.


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