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Rock The Night Away With The Aloni Band

Alonissos has its own rock band led by Chester Smith made up of full-time island residents.  During the winter the sounds of "band practice" can be heard drifting across the valley towards Megalos Mourtias from the hallowed halls of Chester's music room.    During the summer you can see the "oldest rock and roll band on Alonissos" performing outside Taverna Panselinos in the Old Village to large crowds of residents and visitors who sing along to the music and dance the night away.  The gigs usually start at 9pm and the dates are on the band's posters, which are put up in the Old Village and Patitiri.
 
The Aloni Band are:

Chester Smith on guitar and lead vocals
Chris Browne on guitar and vocals
Guy Routh on bass guitar
Lyn Ivison on vocals
Nigel Smith on keyboard
Nik Ivison on lead guitar
Voula (Chrissy) Georgiou on vocals

The band's repertoire includes numbers by the Beatles, Genesis, Rolling Stones, Lynard Skynard, Queen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, etc. as well as a whole host of other famous groups and singers which are too numerous to mention here.  Chester Smith and Chris Browne also play live music around the island at different venues during the summer as Barefoot Blues.

Some pictures of the group in action can be seen below:

 

English (Unorthodox) Easter at Taverna Panselinos - March 2008


Pleiades Restaurant and Apartments - July 2008


Outside Taverna Panselinos - July 2009

Outside Taverna Panselinos - June 2013 With Guest Drummer Theo Sloot
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