Tribute after tribute after tribute

Next week will all be about tribute bands. From the rocking sounds of the Frontline Band paying tribute to Pink Floyd to a more Motown kind of sound with a tribute to Dianna Ross and the Supremes, to the British rock sound of the 70s with a tribute to The Police, the music nostalgia of the good old days will be sung out in spades.

The Frontline Band, who have re-formed for the concert at Paliomonastirio restaurant in Paphos on Thursday, stars Konstantin (Kosta) Chekmack on lead guitar, virtuoso keyboardist Renad Normanchine with piano and synthesiser sounds, Nikolai Georgiyev on bass, Ian G on guitar and vocals and, fresh from his studies at music colleges in the America and Europe, teenage drum prodigy Nakis Kyriakou.

The band will remind of the band that achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band’s music combined with its philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows made the British band one of the most commercially successful and influential bands in popular music history.

The concert on Thursday will come in two parts, the first will belt out the hits that gave Pink Floyd its status in music history including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Time, Money, Comfortably Numb, Another Brick In The Wall, Wish You Were Here and Cymbaline. The second half of the concert will be dedicated to other legends of rock including Gino Vannelli, Phil Collins, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, Sting, Robben Ford and Jeff Beck.

The week will roll on on Friday with a tribute to Diana Ross and the Supremes and a celebration of the ladies of Motown. The female singers from the UK and America will give some baby love for the first time in Cyprus with three concerts in Paphos on Friday, in Limassol on Saturday and Pegeia on Sunday.

For three nights, the three singers, who have performed in London’s West End and America, will travel down the sparkling yellow brick road of Motown’s memory lane with hits from the most famous female group of all time. And all this will feature female vocalists that sound identical to the iconic group.

Get ready to reminisce with Baby Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, Stop! In The Name of Love, Love Child, Come See About Me and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. You will also see the singers perform the Supremes’ choreographed routines while dressed in their stylish costumes. But the music will not stop there, the trio will also perform an array of songs that will celebrate the best ladies of Motown.

From Motown to rock, the next tribute act on the scene will be The Police Academy who remind why The Police took over the British music arena in the 70s and 80s.

The Police Academy have the look, sound and musicianship down. So much so that the trio recreates and reproduces a totally authentic experience that allows audiences to enjoy and immerse themselves in some of the best-known songs ever written by one of the world’s greatest ever bands.

Roxanne, Message In A Bottle, Every Breath You Take, Don’t Stand So Close To Me, Spirits In The Material World, So Lonely, King Of Pain, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic and Walking On The Moon are just few of the highlights in the 90-minute set.

Frontline Band
Pink Floyd tribute plus legends of rock. July 5. Paliomonastirio Restaurant, Peyia, Paphos. 8pm. €12 including a glass of wine or beer. Tel: 99-465502

A Loving Tribute to Diana Ross and The Supremes
Tribute act. July 6. Monte Liza, Paphos. 8.30pm. €29 including souvla buffet and drinks, €17 for concert only. Tel: 96-586891
July 7. Pissouri Amphitheatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €17. Tel: 96-586891
July 8. Ampelones Pegeia. 8.30. €27 including souvla buffet and drinks, €17 for concert only. Tel: 96-586891

The Police Academy
Tribute act to The Police. July 6. Secret Valley Golf Club, Kouklia, Paphos. 8.30pm. €35 including 3 course buffet and a glass of wine/ €18 show only. Tel: 96-818066
July 7-8. Tala Amphitheatre, Paphos. 8.30pm. €18 and children under 12 free. Tel: 96-818066
July 10. Pissouri Amphitheatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €18/ children under 12 free. Tel: 96-818066