Koza Mostra

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Koza Mostra
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Koza Mostra at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Background information
Origin Greece, Thessaloniki
Genres Ska, Alternative, Folk, Balkan Music, Punk, Tarantella, Rock
Years active 2011–present
Labels Platinum Records
Associated acts Agathonas Iakovidis
Members Elias Kozas
Stelios Siomos
Christos Kalaitzopoulos
Dimitris Christonis
Vasilis Nalbantis
Alexis Archontis

Koza Mostra is a music band formed in Greece. It consists of Elias Kozas (vocals), Alexis Archontis (drums), Stelios Siomos (guitar), Dimitris Christonis (bass guitar), Christos Kalaintzopoulos (accordion) and Tasoulis Valkanis (trumpet). The band fuses ska, punk, and rock music together with the style of Balkan folk music such as rebetiko. They are also known for performing in kilts or fustanella.[1]

They represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with Agathonas Iakovidis and the song "Alcohol Is Free", coming 6th in the final. [2][3]

Their maiden album "Keep Up The Rhythm" reached triple Platinum certification[4] from Greek music industry authority IFPI.

Lead singer Elias Kozas at a Eurovision Song Contest 2013 press conference.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Keep up the Rhythm[5]
  • Released: March 22, 2013
  • Labels: Platinum Records
  • Formats: CD, Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NL
[6]
2012 "Me Trela" Keep up the Rhythm
"Desire"
"Tora / Me Trela" (MAD Video Music Awards 2012)
(feat. Dimos Anastasiadis)
2013 "Alcohol Is Free"
(feat. Agathonas Iakovidis)
95
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work/Role Result
2014 IFPI 3x Platinum Album[7] Keep Up The Rhythm Won
2014 MAD Video Music Awards Alternative Alcohol is Free Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Escudero, Victor M. "Koza Mostra & Agathon rock the stage". 11 May 2013. Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (18 February 2013). "Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis to represent Greece". European Broadcasting Union. 
  3. ^ Montebello, Edward (18 February 2013). "Koza Mostra feat. Agathonas to represent Greece in Malmö. They finished with 152 points and 6th place in the Eurovision Song Contest.". esctoday.com. 
  4. ^ "Και η απονομή έγινε και η χαρά μας είναι απερίγραπτη !!!" (in Greek, English). Facebook. 7 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Greece: Koza Mostra release first album Keep up the rhythm". esctoday.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Koza Mostra". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  7. ^ "Και η απονομή έγινε και η χαρά μας είναι απερίγραπτη !!!" (in Greek, English). Facebook. 7 March 2014. 

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Preceded by
Eleftheria Eleftheriou
with "Aphrodisiac"
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013
Succeeded by
TBA