Photo by Vasilis Durden
Released by Records On Top
Genre: Hard Rock / Rock'n'Roll
BEGGARS is a rock trio from Athens - Greece.
The band was formed in 2009 by founding members Yannis Passas (vox-guitars) and Chili (bass). By the end of 2010 Angelos Tanis (drums) came into the equation to complete the band's line up.
2011: "BACK TO BASICS...": The band's first full length album featuring the hit single "Dove" that helped the band reach the Greek rock map.
2013: "THE TRUTH": The band's second album that was embraced by the public, resulting in a massive Greek and Cypriot tour of more than 90 gigs.
2014: "DESPERATE ROCK 'N' ROLL": The band's third album continuing the success of "The Truth" resulting in the second Greek-Cypriot tour of more than 70 gigs.
2015: “DEVIL’S HIGHWAY: 4rth release for BEGGARS was distributed by METAL HAMMER Greece throughout the country, reaching this way platinum status selling over 15.000 copies.
2016: "IT'S ALL ABOUT ROCK 'N' ROLL 2010-2015": By Records On Top for Greece. Compilation album.
The band has shared the stage with acts as: THIN LIZZY, ERIC BURDON, THE GODFATHERS and has participated in festivals such us: OUT & LOUD Festival 2016 (Geiselwind/Germany), ROCKWAVE Festival, Antiracist Festival, RESISTANCE Festival.
The band currently is working on the new material for it’s 5th upcoming album which is due to be released on 2017 and has already been added in the 2016’s DESERTFEST Athens line up.
It's all about Rock 'n Roll.
"....Ok, boys, you've made well your fairytale in your minds, but it's true that finally you will not be able to deliver not even a dime of the oceans' resuscitative boner flowing through "Devil's Highway"..." Metal Hammer GR (8/10)
"....Last year's (2013) album "The Truth", their continuous live shows, video clips and sharing the stage with acts such us THIN LIZZY, they have managed to be established in the minds of the world, this time they offer a LP which is a real diamond to Rock fans...." Rockhard GR (8.5/10)
"...What grabs me the most is the Motörhead vibe I’m getting....The Beggars make me think of what might have been if Lemmy would have been mellowed a bit...."