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The Spartan Band — Our Greek Musicians

What makes our events so festive and spirited is the live music by the local Greek band, The Spartan Band. Led by Yiannis Chronopoulos on bouzouki, The Spartan Band brings their unique blend of traditional Greek music to every performance.

The Spartan Band was organized by Yiannis Chronopoulos in the early 1980s. Through the years they’ve built a great reputation, performing at many Greek Festivals, weddings and private events. Along with their musical talents, they bring with them a lot of energy and fun, engaging listeners to get up and dance! Known for their traditional Greek music, they perform current Greek songs as well.

The bouzouki, a traditional Greek instrument, is played by Yiannis Chronopoulos. His passion for the instrument started as a teen. He has been playing professionally for 45 years.

Dimitri Tzoumas has been a member of the band since day one. He is the singer of the group, but also plays the bouzouki, giving the band a beautiful full sound.

Paul Chronopoulos, son of Yiannis, is the guitarist. He started out with the band at the young age of 7, playing the doumbek drum and then a full drum set later. Along with guitar, Paul also plays the bass, laouto and oud. Kevin Harvey plays bass for the group, and is a very talented guitarist as well. When Yianni’s brother Kanello Chronopoulos travels to the United States from Greece, he will often fill in on bass.

George Rangaves is the newest member of the group and is the drummer. Being the “quiet” member of the band, he still managed to mesh with the guys instantly, all of them producing a great sound.

Here’s a sample of their music!

If you’d like Greek music at your next event, contact information is below.

Yiannis Chronopoulos —  831.818.7232
Dimitri Tzoumas — 408.309.2733
George Rangaves — 650.580.2776
Georgia Chronopoulos — georgiaic59@aol.com

And be sure to like The Spartan Band on Facebook!