BLUES CARGO is an electric Blues Band that was formed back in 1987 in Athens by DIMITRIS IOANNOU (bass guitar, vocals), STELIOS ZAFIRIOU (Guitar), STELIOS GAVRILIDES (Drums) and STELIOS ZOUZOULAS (Guitar).
The Band has been playing regularly for more than 24 consecutive years all over Greece and has gained the respect and the admiration of all the Greek and European blues fans. Their shows continue to massively attract blues audiences regardless of age and gender who consider them as one of the best Blues Bands in Europe. Besides being an extremely tight band that deliv-ers scorching blues guitar solos and a very wide spectrum of blues arrangements, the trade mark of the band is the unprecedented voice of the singer and bass player of Blues Cargo, Mr. Dimitris Ioannou and the fine and emotional guitar paying of Stelios Zafeiriou.
Many famous American artists have been backed up by the Blues Cargo during their appearances in Greece. Some of them are:
LOUISIANA RED, LURRIE BELL, BIG TIME SARAH, EDDIE C. CAMPBELL, GUITAR SHORTY, LEFTY DIZZ, BYTHER SMITH, ANGELA BROWN, LOVIE LEE, JEAN CAROLL, MAXINΕ HOWARD, UP-WILSON, SWEET BETTY, JIMMY MORELLO, JAN HARRINGTON, BLIND MISSISIPI MORRIS, JUKE,MICHAEL DOTSON,JOLLY JUMPER & BIG MOE, and NELLIE TIGER TRAVIS.
The band has also opened the shows of JOHN MAYAL, JOHN HAΜMOND, NICK GRAVENITES, BIG TOWN PLAYBOYS, and FERNEST ARCENAUX in Greece.
By the end of 1992, they had recorded a number of original tunes which were finally is-sued on a vinyl LP in 1993, by Pegasus Records.
The album was titled “FIRST DELIVERY” and received very good reviews.
On March, 2009, the band released their second album after 15 years.
That is the reason why this album is called “DELAYED DELIVERY”.
This album apart from most blue media received excellent reviews from world most recognized blues magazine “ BLUES REVIEW”.
The recent BLUES CARGO line up is :
STELIOS ZAFEIRIOU (guitar)
DIMITRIS IOANNOU (bass, lead vocals)
TOLIS GOULAS/PETROS DACTILIDES (drums)
ORESTIS VAVITSAS/GIORGOS LAGOGIANNIS (keyboards)
BABIS (Saxy B)TSILIVIGOS/(saxophone)