was formed in 2007 on the Greek island of Amorgos. In addition to their appearances on Amorgos, they have also enjoyed numerous performances throughout Athens and Cyprus and have been invited to play for Greek and Cypriot television and for radio programs in California.
The trio has already embarked on three tours in California, their first during the summer of 2009, the second in September of 2012 and their third in September, 2013. Hohlax tours include concert performances, dance events and performance - talks at universities. This past June, they recorded their fourth CD. The members are violinist Jaime Smith, bouzouki player and songwriter Orestis Koletsos, and singer/guitarist/oud player Apostolis Kounis. This year, they are thrilled to announce the release of Orestis Koletsos’ CD entitled "Me Plimirizei Fos", featuring Mariw, Foteini Velessiotou, Martha Fritzila, and other significant singers of Greece. Hohlax is coming to California this September for their fourth tour. They will be bringing with them five recordings which will be available to the public: their first CD, entitled "Sacramento kai Lodi", their second CD, "To Glyko Fili", their third "dance CD", "Apo Kseno Topo, Greek Dance Rhythms", their latest, "Ta Vlamakia", as well as Koletsos' new personal CD, "Me Plimirizei Fos."
Jaime Smith: Violin Orestis Koletsos: Bouzouki - Vocals Apostolis Kounis: Guitar- Oud - Vocals