For Girls about to rock…

26 Jan

Lots and lots of girls were involved in the Greek rock scene during the 80s and 90s.
I will try to list here mostly the girls that played with punk, alternative, and new wave bands
cause if I include metal bands I will be fooled as this is not my specialty.

Now, lets go:
In 1989, the drummer Vivi Vourou and bass player Georgia Athanasiou formed a hard alternative band called Stigma 90.
It was a 5 piece band and only one member was male.
They released one album in 1994 with this line up.
Today their line up has change and Vivi Dourou remains the only girl in the band that released one more
album in 2006.
Stigma 90 – O dromos (1994)

Angela Markopoulou was the singer of Sonar Blips.
She was singing for 3 years and released one album with this band.

Angela Markopoulou

Angela Markopoulou

More here.

Evi watson Hasapidou started singing with the band No Man’s Land when she was 19.
When she left the band she formed the group Echo Tattoo.
She also did additional vocals for album releases of the bands Symmoria, Purple Overdose
and The Flowers Of Romance.
She is still active with Echo Tattoo.
More here.

Chryssa Pantazi from Thessaloniki started playing the bass for the

Chryssa Pantazi

Chryssa Pantazi

band  Yeah!
Her first gig was on March 1987 and she also did some vocals for the album  of the band Symmoria.
Her comments on this blog of ours are of great help.

Vicky was singing for the psychedelic band Jack Of All Trades who released two albums.
Members of this band released one more album in 1995 when they formed the short lived
group Chameleon Selligg.

Klimentini Dede formed the band Allothi in 1988. They started  supporting Pavlos Sidiropoulos and in 1989 bassist Bessy joined the band.



Allothi released the album “Nomizo pos zo” (engl. I think I live ελλ. Νομίζω πως ζω) in 1996 and participated in a number of compilations.
The band is still active today but only Klimentini is in the line up.

Ada and Kerasia

Ada and Kerasia

Petunia Pig started in the early 80’s as an all girls band from the city of Patras and by the early 90’s there
were only two girls left, bass player Ada and singer Kerasia.
As far as I know they participated only in one of the Fragmenta series.

Guitar player Ada Lambara formed the band Villa 21 along with singer/guitar player
and former member of Parthenogenesis, Costas Pothulakis.
She later joined an all girl band called Nonmandol.
The rest of the members were: singer/bass player Roula Mamali, Guitar player Maria Evangelatou,
replaced by Anna Athineou, Eva Kolomvou on the drums.
Maria Kontarellou, Former member of the band Vice Versa, was the main singer of Nonmandol since 1995.
Nonmandol released one 7″ single.

Nonmandol live September 7 1993

Natasha Syreggela and Elle were members of the band Forward Music



Quintet (F.M.Q.).
With this band, Natasha released 2 LPs one mini LP and one 12″ EP.

Dina was member of the h/c punk band Kinonika Apovlita.

Vana Grammeniati from the city of Ioannina was the singer/keyborad player of the band Psygeio-Psygeio.
She released two full length albums with the band.

The velvet voice Tatiana Stavroulaki, singer of the band Common Sense, was
one of the reasons why the band became one of the faves of the Greek radio stations.
Tatiana also sung a couple of songs with the american band Savage Republic a couple of years

Sonya and Vaggelis formed the anarcho-punk band Naftia in Thessaloniki.

Vana Grammeniati

Vana Grammeniati

Dora Antoniadi was member of the band Psycho.
Click here for more.

Maria Gabriela Loukaki was the singer of the band Film Noir on their first album.
More infos here.

Katerina Moustaka was the keyboard player of the band Mora Sti Fotia.
The band received a cult status during the 90’s.

New Rose had a lady playing the bass going around by the nickname Pussycat.
They participated in the compilation “Wipe Out presents 12 raw Greek bands” in 1988.

Laura Ginni joined The Flowers Of Romance on the keyborads during 1993-1995.
She later joined the band Avaton.

Flora Ioannidi was singing with the band Make Believe and released three albums and one single during the 90’s.
Make Believe – Last impression

Thalia Ioannidou was member of the band Horror Vacui that released a 10″ album.

Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the singer of Bella Union.
A four piece group that was fronted by a girl.
They released a single titled “Low” and an album titled “mother”.

Elisabeth was the singer of En Garde, a gothic metal band that released two albums under foreign labels in the mid 90’s.

This is as much as my mind helps me.
Anyone that can add more ladies that participated in the underground rock scene during the 80s and 90s
is most welcome.


Posted by on January 26, 2009 in Music



8 responses to “For Girls about to rock…

  1. panagiotis

    January 27, 2009 at 10:02 am

    ladies rock!

    –>Jane Sabanikou is the singer for the heavy rock/blues band “What’s the Buzz?”. They were formed in the early nineties and after a couple of demos, their first album was released in 2000 by Hitch Hyke records. They are currently writing new stuff!

    –> Maria Vasilaki was the bass player of the pioneer punk band “Adiexodo”. She was only 14 years old then! Later, she joined the metal band “Despise”.

  2. Chrysa Pantazi

    January 28, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Η Εύη Χασαπίδου Watson τραγούδησε επίσης ως guest στο πρώτο άλμπουμ των Yeah!

  3. panole8riambos

    January 28, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Thank you. Jane Sabanikou was also the singer of the band Beauty and the Beast during the 90’s. I keep forgeting the name of the singer of the band Divorce…

  4. panole8riambos

    January 28, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Ευχαριστώ για το comment. Τελικά φαίνεται πως η Ευη πρέπει να έχει εναν μεγάλο αριθμό συμμετοχών σε διάφορα άλμπουμς εκτός απο τα δικά της.

  5. tapesgoneloose

    January 29, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I did not remember at all that Evi did vox for Purple Overdose! I’ll add some female members of ’80s-’90s punk & HC bands below as they come to mind – there’s no way I can get them all (or even half of them) in one comment, though. This will be an ongoing project 🙂 – thanks for doing this!

    – The awesome Yianna who was in Nuclear Winter (in their HC days & definitely in their mini-cd) & has been drumming with Hibernation for ages.

    – Then, there’s also Lia Yioka who was in Moot Point (see tape recorder’s blog), is currently in No Sin, & is also credited in Ektos Eleghou’s LP for translating their lyrics to english.

    – Dora was in Rising Terror/Anatellon Tromos &, according to sources, in Anasa Stahti before that (though she’s not credited on the LP).

    – Maria Vasilaki played bass in Adiexodo & later joined Despise.

    – Scalp, a punk band from Athens (2nd half of the ’90s, a.k.a. in the ‘barren period’ of the scene) also had a female member doing vox. That seems NOT to be true of Kontra R.I.P., who evolved into Scalp if I’m not mistaken.

    – Patra’s own The Parkinsons had Sotiria doing vocals, but these formed in ’00 so I guess they’re not from the ’90s.

    – Eleftheria was in Apoktinosi & the (seminal) band that came out of the project, Orexi Ya Tipota.

    – Let me also add that Naytia’s Sonia was also in Stateless In The Universe after Naytia disbanded.

    – The Meanie Geanies were & still are a nearly-all-girl garage band save for one male member.

    – Maria Mousmouti played in the, also garage, band The Walking Screams.

    – Bokomolech famously had two girls in their ranks: Evi Fgaghedaki & Lilla Katerinaki. Evi left the band in ’03 to be prompty replaced by Christina Kassesian.

    – & Miss Honeybeetle appeared in The Crooner’s ‘Heaven Airlines’ recorded in ’97-’98 (how about other THF bands?).

    – & finally a couple of bands from the comp. ‘Try A Little Sunshine’: Sound Devise sported Polina Toli (vox), see also tape recorder’s blog; & Starblind had Marylle doing vox & Katerna playing keyboards & the piano.

    That’s it for now!

  6. panole8riambos

    January 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    What a list !!!
    For sure there are more we forget though…

  7. rania

    March 17, 2009 at 2:19 pm


  8. panole8riambos

    March 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Ευχαριστούμε πολύ Ράνια.
    Πάντα ευπρόσδεκτα τα συμπληρώματα στις ιστορίες των μουσικών.
    Να είσαι καλά.


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