Grippy Grappa was produced in Nicosia, Cyprus and comprises of 11 rearrangements of traditional Cypriot songs plus 3 original compositions. The album’s cover is the work of the well-known Cypriot artist, Hambis Tsangaris from his book Spanos and the 40 Dragons. His son Giorgos Tsangaris has adapted the work with colour. The design of the album’s layout is the work of Lara Alphas.
Multi-award winning group Monsieur Doumani, was formed in 2012 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Coming from different musical backgrounds, but influenced by the Cypriot tradition at various levels, Monsieur Doumani compose Cypriot songs that draw inspiration from contemporary Cypriot society as well as from the shaky conditions of our era. The original identity of the project was determined by the adaptation of Cypriot traditional pieces, with a special contemporary color in sound and mood, forming a style distinctively their own.
Monsieur Doumani have released 3 studio albums which gained them their worldwide recognition.
Antonis Antoniou (Vocals, Tzouras, Electronics)
Demetris Yiasemides (Trombone, Flute, Back. Vocals)
Andys Skordis (Guitar, Loops, Back. Vocals) / Angelos Ionas (2012-2018)