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L.T.N. Biography

The group formed in Athens, Greece in 1997.
Initial members: Lena on vocals, Alix (piano & keys), S. Kontakis (el. & ac. guitar), Y. Barkoulas (el. & ac. guitar), George F. (drums) and finally Hyde on bass guitar. During the same year the band recorded and released "In the Gates of Dream" through the Greek label Europa Records which was distributeed by MUSEA. Then Lena left the band to complete her studies in classical vocals and then George F. left the band. They were replaced by Ima on vocals and Nick Kassavetis on drums.
Ima made backing vocals for various artists of mainstream music before joining the group in 1997. In 2000, LTN's second album "Shattered Image" was released by Musea. It met a great success around the world. Hundreds of letters and e-mails were sent with enthousiastic comments about the group. Shortly after Y. Bakoulas left the band...replaced by K. Savvides who started as "guest star" before becoming a regular member, then the group released "Faded Leaves" in 2002 with great success around the world.
After a period of four years due to Kassavetis's health problems on March the 1st 2006 MUSEA released LTN's fourth album "Nostimon Hemar" which was the most successful commercial and artistic release of the group till now!
After the release of Nostimon Hemar a series of changes came for the group. Ima left the group and she was replaced by Tatiana, which in turn was replaced by J. Massi in vocals. Guitarist K. Savides was replaced by Marios Mourmouras. Drummer Nick Kassavetis was replaced by Michael Osborn and Hyde moved to the second set of keyboards leaving space for Gavin Scott in bass guitar.

Members:
Starting with keyboards, Hyde, moved later toward bass,and then again back to the keyboards, he is the main composer along with Alix and he is writing all the lyrics. He has played with various rock and progressive rock groups composed by students from Thessaloniki, second Greek town after Athens, like Periploki (Complication) and Iris to mention these two.
Alix , keyboardist and piano player, is a founder member of the band and she is participating in the compositions with Hyde.
J. Massie is a well known American-English singer, vocal teacher and actress. She is the most celebrated vocals teacher in Greece. She has participated in many groups and has recorded many albums of excellent quality in many fields of music (rock, jazz, pop etc). She is nationwide known for her participation as panelist in many TV music shows.
Guitarist, Marios Mourmouras is a well known session musician he has participated in various rock groups and he is also a professor in classical and electric guitar.
London based, Gavin Scott, electric and acoustic bass player, studied on a scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, and became the first recipient of the Quincy Jones Award for Musicianship in 1992. He has worked with artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Liza Minnelli, Rod Stewart and Elton John. He has toured Europe and the USA, performing at many major festivals, opening for James Brown at V'98 and playing to a crowd of 100,000 at Belfast's Millennium celebrations. He has also played and directed many important jazz groups.
London based, Michael Osborn, drummer and percussionist, studied percussion at the ..Royal Academy of Music. He has played for many of the London Orchestras and has also worked, recorded and toured with many varied artists including Bette Midler, Kiri Te Kanawa, Rick Astley, Vanessa Mae, Freddie Mercury as well as many jazz artists.

Discography:
-In the Gates of Dream Europa Records/Musea 1997
-Shattered Image Musea 2000
-Faded Leaves Musea 2002
-Nostimon Hemar Musea 2006
-Matricide Musea 2013