Formed in Derby, the seven-piece are now based in Nottingham via London via Cyprus. Armed with a barrage of bouzoukis, brass, guitars, keys and deranged beats, they delicately mix the gritty realms of skankin’ ragga punk with traditional Greek rembetiko vibes for a diverse and unforgettable live show that connects with every soul and spirit in the audience. Young or old, introvert or extrovert, Hallouminati will throw their arm over your shoulder, hand you an Ouzo, and have the whole club throwing their limbs all over before you can shout “Opa!”
This tour sees them showcasing their debut album, a manic selection of party tunes and tales from the outsiders. Released on London’s Batov Records, they’ve focused their collective energies on a barrel of tunes based on the three B’s: Beats, Brass and Bouzoukis.
They’ve kept it debauched, but the fun’s only just begun.