The small Ionian island of Ithaca in Greece is filled with musicians and artists who have escaped the city without wallowing in hippidom. Something about this insignificant island attracts sensibilities that are a little off the wall, alternative and extreme.from gothic to beats, landscape to surreal. It makes for an interesting mix of characters, music and art..


If Patti Smith, Lou Reed, and Joan Jett had one night of chemically induced sexual passion, the next mornings aftermath would be Lola Demo aka Erika Bach.

lola demo

lola demo is Erika Bach (ex-Creature Creature 1984 - 1986, Ape the Cry 1986 - 1991 and Hard Candy 1992 - 2002) The lola demo project started when Erika moved to the Greek Island of Ithaca in 2002. With cubase, vocals, guitar, piano and samples, each year lola demo explores a different musical genre in her home studio on ithaca greece. lola demo has recorded 1 EP and 5 full length cds. Beat Me Up, Letting Go, Retro Bitch and Strung Out and 2 new cds in 2009 - zero and Leave That Girl Alone. . For more cd information visit .. Listen and Buy lola demo

Headcharge is Demetri Vlass' Ithacan music project. Warning - This is not Pop Music. Demetri was guitarist and bass player in Hard Candy 1992 - 2002 and after moving to Ithaca, the magical greek island in the Ionian, he left the 'Live' circuit to pursue anything and everything that interested him in music through recording his Headcharge projects. Turn your amp up to 12 and have a listen to some tracks at
Klara Koitler lives in Sarakiniko, the area originally inhabited by a German commune in the 70s, in the south Ithaca for most of the time, but has her Studio is in the mountain village of Exoghi in the north of the island, where she paints two days per week. She finds the natural and traditional village environment calm and inspiring. Klara has exhibited her works since 1997. You can visit her for contact and purchase details.

m1nk erika

M1nk Music Electronica Gothic Industrial Ambient Music - UK Ithaca Greece

jessica bell


With enough musical energy to make Jessica Bell combust, she has chosen to redirect it into BRUNO. An alter ego that has been hiding inside her for years. Being a child of rock stars, and growing up surrounded by amplifiers, distorted guitars, and inebriated women wearing black fishnets and army boots, she has rebelled by bringing some 'pop' into her life. But of course, those distorted guitars are still going to creep into some of her songs. She can't help it. It's in her blood. 


Panos Birbas Finchley Road album review by Erika Bach