Music performances in Nicosia and Larnaca

Keeping to its live music agenda, Kafeneio to Leoforio has one more performance scheduled for this week. On Saturday at 8.30pm a new duo is arriving at the old Nicosia café-bar. Described as rowdy, exciting and loud, Denis and Pasi will deliver a tasty set full of Blues, Country, Grunge and Rock n’ Roll covers and originals. What’s more is that their set is expected to cover more songs in English – a rather uncommon repertoire for Kafeneio to Leoforio.

Next week, Larnaca has some live music planned. The Tudor Inn Bar reopens its doors after a brief Christmas break by welcoming The Steppin’ Out Jazz band on Wednesday 12. Vocalist Alice Ayvazian, saxophonist Marios Papares and pianist Dimitris Miaris prepare for an unforgettable night, honouring one of the greatest jazz composers of the 20th century, Duke Ellington. From 9pm onwards, the Larnaca bar will fill with music from The Duke Ellington Songbook.

A few days later, more music will sound in the capital. The Nicosian Studio Tapas Bar welcomes the Euikoa Ota band for some lively rock and blues on January 15. The 9pm set of the three-piece band with guest vocalist Ioanna Protopapa will feature Greek and foreign rock songs with a bluesy flavour. As the night develops, don’t be surprised if the evening’s repertoire completely changes mood and transforms from rock to pop and sing-a-long covers.

Denis and Pasi

Duo perform blues, country, grunge covers and originals. January 8. Kafeneio to Leoforio, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €3. Tel: 97-748177

The Steppin’ Out Jazz Band

Local band performs The Duke Ellington Songbook. January 12. The Tudor Inn Bar, Larnaca. 9pm. Tel: 96-511065

Euikoa Ota

Rock and blues band plays live. January 15. Studio Tapas Bar, Nicosia. 9pm. €3. Tel: 99-993815