GROVER

Grover created in 1981 in Thessaloniki, with original line up:
PERTSINOS – VOICE
MICHALIS PEZIRMANIDIS – GUITAR
MISSION PISTALKAS – BASS
VASILIS RAGTZIS – DRUMS

In November 1982 they recorded their first  demo with Mimis Burmas, one of  the most important guitarists of the greek rock scene. He passed away in 1985  at the age of 24, because of a car accident.

Participated  in  the COMPILATION ”DISRUPTION OF CITY PEACE” with the songs “Monotonia” (Monotony) & “S’ afti ti poli’ (In this city) with Thanasis Nikolaidis on the guitar.

 

 

 

 

In 1985 , bass  player and vocalist Apostolis Dadatsis joins the band. He was also (and still is) the leader of another historical punk rock band: Ektos Eleghou (Out of control) . In 1987 guitarist Stelios Tselios becomes member of the band.

From 1987 to 1993 there were many changes on the line up:
CHRISTOS SOMETIS – KEYS
KOSTAS KARAGIANNIS – SAXOPHONE
MISSION PISTALKAS – BASS
TAKIS POZOGLOU – GUITAR
DIMITRIS STYLIANIDIS – BASS
They participated in the compilation ”ROCK PROPAGANDA” with the song ‘Kindynos” (Danger).

By the end of  1993 Grover’s  current line-up  was meant to be the most important in the history of the group:
PERTSINOS- VOICE
TAKI POZOGLOU – GUITAR
STELIOS TSELIOS – GUITAR
DIMITRIS STYLIANIDIS – BASS
LAZARUS PLIAMPAS – DRUMS

Their Self Titled album has been released via LAZY DOG records in 1994.

Until the end of 1998 the group is in it’s most creative stage with many new songs. Eventhough these facts were not enough to prevent band’s split up.

 

 

On March 2005, after an invitation from friends to play as support to Zaount , a joint effort with their  good friends from Ektos Elegxou took place. Since then,the return of Grover is a fact with many live concerts dusring these years.The playlist includes also songs from Ektos Elegxou!

Musicians on those Lives are the following:
PERTSINOS – VOICE
APOSTOLIS DADATSIS – VOICE-BASS-GUITARS (Ektos elegxou)
JOHN KAKOGEORGIOU – drums (Ektos Elegxou)
TSELIOS STELIOS – GUITARS
TAKIS POZOGLOU – GUITARS
X. GREDIS – GUITARS-BASS-VOICES
LAZAROS PLIAMPAS – drums
PETER THOMAS – KEYS
EFTHIMIADIS NICK – BASS
ELIAS PAPADOPOULOS – BASS

In 2010 the band releases “CRUEL WORDS” CD with 19 punk rock tracks which was written between 1981-1991 and finally recorded during 2009!!

In 2011 “CRUEL WORDS”  have been released on vinyl with the 2 Live tracks from “DISRUPTION OF CITY PEACE” as a bonus.


DISCOGRAPHY

S/T  LP (1994-LAZY DOG RECORDS)

CRUEL WORDS CD (2010-INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION)

CRUEL WORDS LP +7′ ‘single / 304 hand numbered copies (2011-LABYRINTH OF THOUGHTS RECORDS)

Contact the band:

www.myspace.com/bandgrover

www.facebook.com/bandgrover