Check out Ellada, a Florida Greek band performing at the festival for the first time.
Hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, Ellada features Leonidas on Bouzouki, Elias Poulos, Singer, Dino Theofilos, on Keyboards and Vocals. >> Visit Ellada’s Band Site
Born in Argos, Greece, Elias (Poulos) Konstantinou is a singer you won’t want to miss! His voice compares with the top singers of Greece today! Elias’ repertoire includes the latest hits from Greece along popular dimotika, rembetika & nisiotika songs Elias dance and listening music including songs from all parts of Greece.
His singing career started on the knee of his father, where he sang songs for friends and relatives. Recognizing his beautiful, strong voice, Elias grew as a vocalist by singing for many audiences throughout Greece, Germany, Australia and North America. He toured with top Greek Bands and has settled on the west coast of Florida.
Elias has performed throughout Greece’s nightclubs. He has sung at weddings, parties and festivals. You name the song and he knows it! His photographic memory and versatile voice range enables Elias to satisfy the taste of any group or party!
Elias has recorded 3 CD’s! He has written music and lyrics for singers in Greece including Vasilis Karas. He continues to write songs and lyrics for future recordings with “ELLADA” Our songs, lyrics and music will catch on in Greece once released” Elias proclaims!
Elias’ and Dinos’ voices blend into beautiful harmonies! “Our music will make you think you are in Greece” Georgos Soffos says.
Dino Theofilos is a former member of “The Fabulous Grecian Keys” of Warren, Ohio, the internationally famous Greek/American musical entertaining band, who recently relocated to Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida area.
Dino started entertaining audiences with his father Tykie and his two brothers Georgio and Yanni Theofilos in 1964! He studied Keyboards from many professional musicians throughout the United States and Greece. When it came time to perform with his family. Dino took his Accordion and joined his father’s group, Tykie and the Grecian Keys. After joining the group, Dino, his father Tykie and brothers Georgio and Yanni found that they had a wonderful singing talent! They combined their voices into sweet, tight harmonies which distinguished their sound from other Greek bands in Ohio. Their popularity boomed! As people heard Dino and his family, they craved their live music and begged for records. Their sound was addicting! People just had to have the performances in their Greek Communities, living rooms and cars through their recordings!
Dino has performed throughout the country, entertaining audiences in every major US city. His musical talents have drawn hundreds of thousands of fans to venues like the Super Dome in New Orleans, casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, the Atlantis Resort & Casino in Nassau, Bahamas, and the El Presidente in San Juan, Puerto Rico to name just a few. Dino’s sounds have been enjoyed at the largest International Greek festivals and International AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Conventions.
Dino has performed on 11 different recordings of the Fabulous Grecian Keys and has also recorded the “1st” Greek Karaoke CD in the world!
Dino has now teamed up with Leonidas, the new number one bouzouki player in the America’s and Elias (Poulos) Konstantinou and Triandos giving you the best sounding Greek Band outside of Greece. ELLADA, a musical group, Lovers of “Live Greek Music will truly LOVE!
Leonidas joined Ellada in late Spring 2013. Leonidas has performed throughout Greece, USA and Canada. His ear and talents for music come as a blessing and open armed welcome to the group. Leonida’s bouzouki playing will prove to a great addition to Ellada. Not only does Leonidas play Bouzouki, he is an accomplished Greek Singer with a terrific unique voice that you will love to hear and sing along with! He has already performed with Ellada at the Sarasota Greek Glendi, Greektown Grille and Benevolant Society dinner dance. He has been welcomed with great compliments and praise! What an addition to ELLADA says Dino and Elias!