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The Trojans of New York (718)204-0400: Bio

Due to the many requests by many people who have heard of The Trojans, but who want to know more about them, this brief introduction has been designed to let everyone know a little more about the group. The Trojans have been performing since 1968. Together, they have established an excellent reputation with the Greek, and Greek American communities throughout the world. They are in demand for those distinctive affairs having meaning, where music is a significant part of the evening. Because music is very important at every function, The Trojans give attention to each and every affair, making sure that their performance is flawless, fresh, and exciting. One of their achievements is that they are consistent, with the same members of the band on stage, at every affair. This is one of the many reasons why they are preferred and respected by everyone. The Trojan's instrumentation consists of the following: Two Bouzoukees, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drums and Percussion. Since all members of the band play more than one instrument, you get the impression that you are listening to two separate bands, one Greek and one American, a refreshing change that people love. Along with all these instruments and their Vocal Harmonies, The Trojans offer many types of music, consisting of: Greek, American, Contemporary, Top 40's, Oldies, Ballroom, Latin, and International. Music we are sure will satisfy one and all. Being that so many people and organizations plan their affairs for the future, it is advisable to call at least six months to a year in advance. For further information, please feel free to call at any time for more details and availability, in regarding how--- "The Trojans can make your affair, an affair to remember." More Noteworth Accomplishments 1. Two Presidential performances honoring Greek Head Of State and Ambassadors to President Nixon and President Reagan in Washington, D.C. 2. Performed for the King and Queen Of England. (Prince Philip is of Greek Heritage) 3. Performed for 4 AHEPA Conventions over the years in New Orleans, Miami, Dallas and New York 4. Performed at Carnegie Hall with Mikis Theodorakis and Maria Farantouri. 5. Performed several times on the Kojak TV Series with Telly Savalas and in a movie with him by the name of “Ariana”. Performed many times on The Love Boat while it was filming in the Greek Islands and on the soap opera As the World Turns. 6. The Trojans are the official band for Olympic Airways (United States Division). We are the band the plays the music for their current commercials. 7. The Trojans are the house band for the National Greek Tv Show hosted by Dimitris Kastanas for the past 20 years, broadcasting out of the studios in New York and distributed worldwide. 8. They are the “ONLY” band that has performed “LIVE” at the National Greek Independence Day Parade on 5th Avenue in New York City 8 years in a row. 9. Performed 4 times for Mayor Rudy Giuliani at City Hall honoring Greek Week here in New York City. 10. The Trojans are “The Pick Of The Generation” as the #1 Greek Orchestra here in The U.S. by the Hellenic Federation Societies. 11. The Trojans have performed at the major casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. in Concert with top singers and shows from Greece. Including: Giannis Parios, Stamatis Kokotas, Stratos Dionysiou, Giannis Poulopoulos, Manolis Mitsias, Katerina Stanisi, Haris Alexiou, Poli Panou, Grigoris Bithikotsis, just to name a few. 12. The Trojans have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hellenic Cultural Association and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for their contributions to the Greek American community. In particular, being a proud example to the Greek American Youth, countless benefits and fund raisers for the Greek Cancer Children at Sloan Kettering Hospital and The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation., helping raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to earthquake and natural disaster victims in Greece during time of need. The award was presented to The Trojans by Archbishop Iakovos, Senator Sarbanes, Mayor Rudi Giuliani and Governor George Pataki of New York. 13. The Trojans were Honored and Acknoledged, as the "Best Performance" by any Greek Band, 2 years in a row by the “Athens Square Park Society” in New York. 14. One more thing, March 2013 will be 45 years that the The Trojans are performing together, a long career since they were teenagers in High School.