The sounds of Greece will come alive Labor Day weekend when The Olympians will take to the stage at the Long Beach Greek Festival! Their reputation for being one of the premiere Greek bands in Southern California will keep our dance floor energized with live dancing by our Greek dancers and you, our guests!
The Olympians combine a versatile arsenal of modern and traditional instrumentation which includes Bouzouki, Baglama, Tzoura, Vocals, Ethnic Clarinet (Klarino), Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, and Doumbek/Drums/Percussion. Over the years, The Olympians have developed a vast repertoire of diverse music. From folk (dimotika), island (nisyotika), rembetika (underground music of the 1920s), old or modern laika, as well as the most popular Greek hits from the past six decades, The Olympians combine a versatile arsenal of modern and traditional instrumentation that will keep everyone entertained.
Band members include Pete “Pandelis” Begakis – Lead Vocals, Ethnic Clarinet (Klarino), Keyboards, Bass; George “Giorgos”Karidakis – Vocals, Bouzouki, Baglama, Tzoura, Bass Guitar; Jim “Dimitri” Karidakis – Bouzouki, Baglama, Tzoura; Jerry “Gerasimos” Thermos – Rhythm & Lead Guitars and Steve “Stavros” Opdahl – Doumbek, Drums, Percussion.