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Giorgos Alkaios
« on: May 28, 2010, 09:22:03 PM »


Giorgos Alkaios (Greek: Γιώργος Αλκαίος; born 24 December 1971) is a Greek pop musician. His career started in 1989 after appearing on a Greek reality show. Following a brief period of stage acting, Alkaios dedicated himself to music. His first single, "Ti Ti", made him popular in Greece. His distinctive musical style fuses Greek and Oriental elements with modern pop music. To date he has had 5 platinum and 9 gold albums. Alkaios represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "OPA".Alkaios first television appearance came in September 1989 at the age of seventeen on one of the first reality shows in Greece, "Ela Sto Fos" (Come to the light), on ET 2. The show featured 1,500 new actors, singers, and dancers, which were later narrowed down to twenty, with Alkaios being one of them. While on the show, he studied dance with Daniel Lomel, acting with Niki Triantafilidou, and music with Giorgos Hatzinasios, among others.

During the summer of that same year, he auditioned for and won a part in Minoa Vouonaki's play "Sofoklis 'Antigone'", which stared legendary Aliki Vougiouklaki and with music by Mikis Theodorakis. Rehearsals lasted over two months and the show premiered at the ancient theater Epidavros. At the time, Alkaios became the youngest actor to be cast in a historic play and also perform in a historical theater.

During the same summer, Alkaios decided to change his focus from theatre to music. He auditioned and got a spot in a concert series at club "Tunnel". In the summer of 1991 Alkaios went on tour all over Greece along with fellow up and coming singer Christos Dantis. In September of that same year, Alkaios participated in the Thessaloniki Song Contest with the song "Den Me Theleis Tolmiro", where he officially started to go by the name "Giorgos Alkaios" as opposed to his birth name which he had used up until that point. Alkaios beat out then newcomer Sakis Rouvas, and won the award for "Best Vocals" by one point. Following the win, Alkaios signed with BMG Greece.

Before the release of his debut album, Alkaios also began writing music for other singers including Alexia and Notis Sfakianakis. One of the most notable songs he wrote during that time was “Opa Opa” for Sfakianakis, which became a hit and has been covered many times over the years.


In 1992 Alkaios released his debut album titled Me Ligo...Trak. Music on the album was written by Alkaios, while lyrics on the album were exclusively written by Evi Droutsa. The single "Ti Ti" became a massive hit in Greece, and was one of the first songs to mix oriental sounds with western pop thus revolutionizing Greek music standards at the time.

During the next nine years, Alkaios collaborated with Gavrilis Panztis which led to many gold and platinum albums. For the next five years he wore a black scarf on his right hand which became his trademark, while he also became one of the only Greek male artist that openly embraced fashion.

In 1993, he released his second album titled Ax! Koita Me (Oh! Look at me), followed by Den Peirazei (It doesn't matter). In 1995 he released "Anei Logou" which went Gold. This was followed by Entos Eaftou and later En Psihro which both went platinum.


In 1998 Alkaios signed with Sony Music Greece. Shortly after he released the album Ixoi Siopis which featured a completely new look for Alkaios, while the album art work shocked many.The album went gold in less than 24 hours and later Platinum. Sirmatoplegma followed in 1999, which also went gold in less than 24 hours and later platinum. Turkish football team Galatasaray selected the single "Sirmatoplegma" as an anthem.

In 2000, he released Pro Ton Pilon followed by Oxigono on 2001 which both went gold. A CD Single titled “Karma” was released in 2002.

In 2003 Alkaios signed with Alpha Records, and shortly after released the album Kommatia Psihis. For the winter season of 2003-2004 Alkaios performed with Antzi Samiou at club Gefira.

In 2005, Alkaios released the live album titled "Live Tour". The album, which featured three CDs, featured songs recorded throughout the previous twelve years at various concerts in Greece, the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Albania,and Cyprus.

In 2006, Alkaios signed with Virus Music, collaborating once again with Miltos Karatzas. Shortly after in November 2008, Alkaios founded his own record label Friends Music Factory.

In 2010, Alkaios was selected by the Greek public to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "OPA"

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Re: Giorgos Alkaios
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 09:23:42 PM »
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Re: Giorgos Alkaios
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 12:42:08 PM »
I have listened Giorgos else songs too.. some
And I don't like them much.

But the Eurovision song is amaizing. Hopefully will come very good place today :)

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Re: Giorgos Alkaios
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 01:45:37 PM »
I have listened Giorgos else songs too.. some
And I don't like them much.

But the Eurovision song is amaizing. Hopefully will come very good place today :)

I loved OPA unfortunately a singer like Giorgos Alkaios is not liked as much by Europe especially after Greece's two commercial entries with Sakis Rouvas . I hoped the song would finish at least Top 3 .

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Re: Giorgos Alkaios
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 09:40:57 AM »
Will post more songs of Giorgos Alkaios as soon as I get time .  :goodjob:

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