I'm Greg Georgiades. My dream has always been to make music that is not bound by the prescriptions and restrictions of the 'music industry' and have done just that for as long as I can remember. I suppose the genre has always been 'world music' for me. I felt that, perhaps, if I could shake the genre thing, I may ﬁnd an even greater freedom of expression, fun and diverse audiences of all age groups anywhere.. Most musicians are happy and comfortable in their genre with the accompanying audiences. Fortunately I have found a great group of musicians that feel the same way about transcending genre to recreate the freedom that used to be the cutting edge of music before the 'industry' began dictating and prescribing. Think of The Beatles who were able to create freely across genres. Those days were typiﬁed by music that was generally more varied, catchy and entertaining than one ﬁnds these days.
ULTRA NATIVES are a creative group of genre free, hard driving and fun ﬁlled musicians that tell entertaining stories using the language of music. They do this on a collection of acoustic string instruments together with trombone, vocals and drums. I play acoustic nylon string guitar, ukelele, oud and sing. Jaco Mans is on acoustic steel string guitar and vocals with Jonathan Daniel Georgiades on bass, David J Georgiades on drums and Siya Makuzeni on vocals and trombone. We are native to everywhere and anywhere that there is music….as we feel that is where we come from.
Well here's to spicing up the music scene with music that is irresistible, infectious, mischievous and simply fun. Join us in breaking out of the habitual cycle of style and genre and lets have a party. I mean, what other ULTRA NATIVES are there?
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 17:46