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Biography

Stelios Zafiriou - Guitar
Dimitris Ioannou - Lead Vocals and Bass
Stelios Gavrilides/ Petros Dactilides - Drums
Orestis Vavitsas/ Giorgos Lagogiannis - Keyboards
Babis (Saxy Bee)Tsilivigos/ Dimitris Psaltis - Saxophone

BLUES CARGO is an electric Blues Band who was formed in 1987, in Athens by Dimitris Ioannou (Bass, Vocals), Stelios Zafiriou (Guitar), Stelios Gavrilides (Drums) and Stelios Zouzoulas (Guitar). The Band has played regularly through its 21 years of life in Athens and other towns of Greece.

Their shows gave them the reputation of one of the two most important Blues Bands of Greece and the band became also very famous by backing up the following artists during their apearances in Greece: Loiusiana Red, Lurrie Bell, Big Time Sarah, Eddie C. Campbell, Guitar Shorty, Lefty Dizz, Byther Smith, Angela Brown, Lovie Lee, Jean Carroll, Maxine Howard, UP-Wilson, Sweet Betty, Jimmy Morello, Jan Harrington, Blind Mississippi Morris, Juke, Michael Dotson, and lately Nellie Tiger Travis.

They had also opened the shows of John Mayall, John Hammond, Nick Gravenites, Big Town Playboys, and Fernest Arcenaux in Greece. By the end of 1992 they had completed a number of original tunes which was finally issued on a vinyl LP on 1993, on Pegasus Records. The album’s title was “First Delivery” and received very good reviews. This moment the band has released their second album after 14 years. That is the reason why this album is called ''Delayed Delivery''.

Influences:
Mostly Chicago and other teritory Electric Blues artists like. Albert Collins, Freddie King, Jimmy Johnson, Albert Collins, Lurrie Bell, Ronnie Earl,B.B. King, Buddie Guy, Magic Sam, Chris Cain, Little Walter, Eddy Clearwater, Michael Coleman,Larry Mc Cray, Carl Weathersby, Lucky Peterson, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, T-Bone Walker, Tino Gonzales,Magic Slim,Robert Cray,Vance Kelly etc.

Sounds Like:
Modern Electric Chicago Blues with sometimes Funk and Soul elements.

For further information or for booking please contact:

DIMITRIS IOANNOU
PHONE 0030 210 3228301 or 0030 210 9640109
FAX 0030 210 3234615
MOBILE 0030 6944 525493

Email: ioan@bluescargo.gr
www.bluescargo.gr
www.myspace.com/bluescargo

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