Demetri performing at the Laka Amphitheater in Mykonos Greece

DEMETRI AND THE ISLANDERS

MUSIC WASHES AWAY FROM THE SOUL THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE

About Us

Demetri and

THE ISLANDERS

 

Contact us:

Phone: 727-441-2287

 

Email: 

theislandersband@yahoo.com

 

 

 

                  

 

               

 

                                                
Demetrios Kousathanas

(also known by the mononymous “Demetri”) is an accomplished singer, songwriter, performer, and producer who is proficient in multiple instruments including the bouzouki, tzoura, baglama, guitar, keyboards, bass, saxophone, and drums but is most noted for his extraordinary vocal ability.  Demetri has been a professional musician since 1989 when he played drums for the Grecian Melodies Orchestra. Demetri’s musical interest and experience go back even further when he was a member of the renowned children’s group “Kids a Poppin’” (1980-1982) and later Demetri became the featured soloist and drummer for “America’s Youngest Jazz Band” (1983-1984) under the direction of Sonny Larosa.  Demetri is a graduate of Saint Pete College and The University of South Florida with degrees in Social Science Education and Music Education.  Demetri has taught social studies at Carwise Middle School in Palm Harbor Florida since 1999 and is regularly performing at various venues throughout the United States and internationally as well.

 

Michael Savidakis-Bouzouki Acoustic Guitar / Electric Guitar.  Michael is a master at his craft and possesses awesome skills and improvisational technique on the guitar.

 

Nikos Mastrokalos-Laouto, Nikos is an accomplished musician who was featured on the soundtrack of the movie “Boy on a Dolphin” starring Sophia Loren. Nikos has also performed for the internationally acclaimed Dora Stratou Dance Troup.

 

Stelios Markogiannakis-Bouzouki
Stelios has been a leading Bouzouki player since the 1970's and he has performed with some of the greatest names in Greek music.

 

Nick Zahreas-Acoustic Guitar/Backing Vocals.  Originally trained in classical guitar under renowned masters Antonio Castaneda, Segovia and Dominico Miliaresis, Nick has a wide range of styles.

 

Anestis Siandris-Bass/Backing Vocals.  Anesti has  a vast repertoire and has a very versatile style and rhythm.

Clarinet  and Violoin is available.  Please contact us for more information.