Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Man of the Month talks to “Celebrity” magazine



Recently Nikos Economopoulos was named "The Man of the Month" by "Celebrity" magazine. The outstanding young singer gave an iterview to them.

What he was talking about?

Here are some most important statements he made and answers he gave:

With his new album "Tha Eimai Edo" Nikos started to work from April. He is very proud with this work . (He names authors and 2 songs , which were first on air)

Nikos said, the fact that the album became double platinum within the first days, shows that people appreciated this work and he is very thankful for that.

The collaboration with Phoebus happened spontaneously, without any connection to the fact that Nikos is working on stage with two Phoebus’ stars. Phoebus just proposed him one song (Kai ti egine), as he felt that it will suite Nikos.

The names of Despina Vandi and Elli Kokkinou came out while Nikos was discussing a new season programme with Thanasis Papageorgiou, who runs some nightclubs in Athens and with whom Nikos works already for five years. The idea impressed Nikos and “the girls”, as Nikos calls the divas, were enthusiastic too.

He is happy his dream to become a singer came true and he did it by his own actions. Nikos does not want to be popular without any reason and sense and this was not his goal when he took part in the “Dream Show” , his only interest is singing and he is honest to people.

He does not like to talk about his private life and he believes, those who are showing off their life can win attention, but this is a temporary price.

His parents are very happy with his success.

His relationships with women go the “healthy way” as he says :- “I am flirting, they are flirting”

Nikos is not searching for a girl for him, he is mostly interested now in his singing.

He does not drink in general and he is not using drags.

His main passion is his work, his singing. He can’t live without it.

He likes to watch football, but he can’t go to the stadium, because he loses control and starts screaming, which is bad for his voice.

He is a homebody, who likes to sleep and relax at home.

He often goes to his home town, to Kato Achagia (near Patras)

People in Patras love him and he is very thankful for that. He starts and finishes his summer seasons in Patras.

He believes he is an open book, he has nothing to hide.

His dream is to have a family and he would like to have three kids.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Double Platinum Nikos Economopoulos



Nikos Economopoulos (Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος) came to stay. His last album managed to become double platinum at the period of time when the Greek song knows crisis like the rest of the Greek society. The presence of the big singer Giannis Parios at the well known hangout of Kolonaki has created the atmosphere of the Double Platinum Award there.
The favourite haunt of youth was packed long before Nikos Economopoulos arrived. The young singer was particularly moved by the presence of Giannis Parios, whom he thanked for his support and called him his "father".
There was Nikos’ collaborator of this season on stage Elli Kokkinou there, and, also, Mary Stamateri.

Among the popular figures there were George Sabanis - who has written some songs on the CD by Nikos Economopoulos, Patricia Milik Peristeri, Sannos Baltzi, Konstantinos Rigos, George Satsidis and many more.
During the ceremony, Nikos Economopoulos wholeheartedly thanked the public "for the support", as he said and added that because of not being that good with words, he prefers to speak with his songs!



Translated article from the Real.gr (website)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nikos Economopoulos talks at MEGA TV show "Proino Mou"



Nikos Economopoulos gave a revealing intervew , being a guest of the Mega TV show “Proino Mou”, to the hosts Georgos Liagas and Fay Skorda.
He told about his way to success, which started in Patras and Kato Achagia, the place, where he spent his childhood.

Nikos began to sing at 6 and wanted to be a singer from his early years.
He was working helping his father and his uncle with their fishery business from the age of 12 and from 13 he combined this job with his work in the pizzeria. He was not graduated from the high school due the absences,
The boy prefered to have his morning hours having a cup of coffee somewhere out. Nikos explains his attitude with his confidence that he is going to be a singer and , as a result, he did not want to learn other subjects.
At the same time singer admits that he enjoyed the school, but not because of the lessons. And he was really good with sports there.

From the age of 18 he started his professional singing career. One man, a bouzouki player from Pirgos, found Nikos in the pizzeria and invited to the club, where he was working. Since then Nikos was never working in Patras, the first time he sang in Patras was only when his first record was released.
The favourite voices in “Laika” stile for him always were Paschalis Terzis, Makis Christodoulopoulos and , of course, Giannis Parios, whom Nikos calls “father” and Giannis, in turn, calls Nikos “son”
The second passion after singing for Nikos is good cars.

Answering to the questions about his personal life, he said that he has got two brothers, there are no girls in the family. He joked, that he will make one himself, when he will have his own family. But he is not feeling ready to start a family just yet. He is too involved at the moment with the development of his career.

Nikos likes girls and flirting with them, but he did not have a long term relationship for awhile. The longest one was lasting for one and a half year, but, as he admits, he was not faithful then.

Nikos, due to the specifics of his work, has a chance to meet many girls in the club. They are coming to his dressing room.(He even had a relationship with one of this girls, as he confessed.) In his future wife he would like to have a combination of the external beauty and such inner qualities as honesty, politeness and maturity. In general he likes to talk to people (no matter a man or a woman it would be) about things which make a sence.
Georgos Liagas mentioned, that the way Nikos talks is displaying his intelligence (he said: ‘you are not talking as a person who did not finish a high school’)
Nikos said, that even though he did not get an education, his future children
will be educated people.
Georgos pointed out, that Nikos is a very successful singer, a star. But Nikos denied it, he does not see himself as a star. The real star for him is Michael Jackson.
He said some Christmas greetings and wishes, among which were health and happiness to all the people.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nikos Economopoulos at the morning show on Monday! ( exclusive preview by Box.tv.gr)



Exclusive preview by Box.tv.gr

On the second day of Christmas the guest of the morning show “Proino mou” going to be a popular artist Nikos Economopoulos. The young singer interprets the new and old hits, while all the protagonists of the morning broadcast of MEGA sing his hits along.
But it is Sasha Stamati who is going to steal attention by dancing a heavy zeibekiko, after taking off her high hills. Hot and temperamental Elena Papavasiliou is also invited.
So, we look forward for the Monday, December 26, as the MEGA’s show “Proino mou” is already filmed



Την δεύτερη μέρα των Χριστουγέννων καλεσμένος το πρωινό mou είναι ο δημοφιλής καλλιτέχνης Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος. Ο νεαρός τραγουδιστής ερμηνεύει παλιές και νέες του επιτυχίες, ενώ όλοι οι πρωταγωνιστές της πρωινής εκπομπής του Mega τραγουδούν τις επιτυχίες του.
Εκείνη όμως που κλέβει τις εντυπώσεις ηνία η Σάσα Σταμάτη η οποία χορεύει ένα βαρύ ζεϊμπέκικο, αφού πρώτα απελάσετε από τις δωδεκάποντες γόβες της. Καλεσμένη επίσης της εκπομπής και η εκρηκτική Έλενα Παπαβασιλείου.
Η συνεχεία την Δευτέρα 26 Δεκεμβρίου, στο πρωινό του μεγάλου καναλιού, καθώς η εκπομπή είναι μαγνητοσκοπούμενη…

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Nikos Economopoulos' interview to “Paidia tou Sol”



In the recent interview to the programme "Paideia Tou Sol” ( Chldren of G) at radio Aigaio, Nikos Economopoulos was answering the questions by Georgos and Giannis Solaris.
The main reason for the interview was the fact, that the new album by Nikos "Θα Είμαι Εδώ" ( I’ll Be here) became double platinum in the first two days of sales.
Nikos said he is always saying thanks to God and to the people who support him.
The topic went to the subject of the economic crisis. Nikos is feeling nostalgic for the times, when the childhood was carefree. Now many children have to work from the early age, such as 12, instead of playing.
(By the way, Nikos in his childhood was working in the fishery of his father). On the other hand, if the young people want to work, there is no job.
Regarding his work together with Despina Vandi and Elli Kokkinou in “Fever” he said, that the season there will last till March. He also said, that the relationship between three of them goes very well, even though they can’t be as close friends, because thy are women and have their families. Three of them are doing everything people to have a good time there, in “Fever”
Georgos mentioned, that so many people in FB love Economopoulos and
Nikos said that he also loves them and this is a relationship on the distance, but it is a sincere one. Even though God gave him a gift to sing, Nikos does not feel like he is something special. He is working, same as other people are working in various fields.
Georgos said that there are some messages with questions form the FB fan page “Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος Αυτό το Αστέρι”. Nikos said, he knows these guys and that he likes very much what they do.
While answering to one of these FB messages in regards the things he does not like, Nikos used a quotation from his new hit, the song “Poutana stin psichi” : “The lie, hypocrisy and selfishness”
For the New Year Nikos would like to have happiness, love, joy and his job; he is satisfied working, he does not depend on something as long as he is working and his time is busy with his work. And if no singing, he would love to be involved in the car racing.
Answering to Giannis invitation to come one day to spend time on Syrus, Nikos said that he does not have much time for holidays. He also said he appreciates their support of the laika songs. In Athens this genre is having less attention form the radio stations.
That many people now want everything foreign on radio and laugh at Greek music. But he is going to sing laika songs till the time he’ll die.

“Paideia tou Sol” invated to the radio station a girl, which is a big fan of Nikos to ask him a few questions.
Eleutheria Dalmira was many times at Nikos’ concerts, she has got some photos together with him and she is a very passionate his admirer. So, before the questioning, she expressed her admiration with his singing and the new songs form the album.
Eleutheria asked Nikos about his communications with fans, who come to his dressing room after the concerts.
Nikos said, that he is having many visitors at his dressing room to take photos and sign autographs. He likes to say jokes, but he is having a very short time. And people complain, because they are waiting for so long
“What can I do? May be to cut myself in half?” (laughed)

At the end of the topic “Paideia tou Sol” and Nikos exchanged some jokes and Christmas greetings.
Many thanks to Eleutheria Dalmira for her work with this article!

Friday, December 23, 2011

What Nikos Economopoulos told Manos Kornaros at Radio Melody 88


Radio broadcaster of the Melody 88 Manos Kornaros once again organized an interview with Nikos Economopoulos at the programme “Music Stars” (Mousika Asteria). Year ago their conversation was dedicated to the multi -platinum album “Doro Gia Sena”
This time the topic was about Nikos’ new CD “Tha Eimai Edo”, which went Double Platinum within two days of sales!

Here are some thoughts, feelings and revelations that Nikos shared with with the listeners of the radio Melody 88:



1. He believes that the fact CD went Double Platinum in 2 days is saying that it was a good work done.
2. He thinks, that CD “Tha Eimai Edo” in general made as always: it has some laika and some pop songs of various kind the new is, that there are some new collaborations with authors there. Among them are Christodoulos Siganos and Valentino, Georgos Sabanis, Phoebus, Dimitris Paraskevopoulos and Panagiotis Mandilaris

3. Nikos likes the song “Poutana Stin Psichi”. He admits, that in his personal life he can swear to express some negative feelings, so, form that point the song shows the truth. The situation described in this song does not reflect the life experience of him, but still it is a truthful story, which happens to people.

4. He believes he sings for people and about them, that’s why his songs can be not reflecting his own life experience.

5. The songs for the CD he selects by liking the words and, of course, music. Music must be having laiko song elements and to be not that much modernized.

6. He said about award night, where his “father” in music, Giannis Parios, was one of the guests. Also there was Elli Kokkinou Nikos works together at “Fever”.

7. The collaboration with Despina Vandi and Elli Kokkionu at “Fever”goes perfectly well. The season in “Fever” will last till March.

8. The person who did and who is doing a lot for Nikos is Thanasis Papageorgiou.

9. For the New Year he would like to wish himself and his family health and happiness, but even more he wishes it to other people, who have many problems in the time of economic crisis.

Famous politician about the meaning of the new song by Nikos Economopoulos


The new song by Nikos Economopoulos titled "Poutana stin psychi” (Whore in the soul) has become a focus for discussions. Some were quick to censor and say that it is unacceptable to run such a song. Some others defended it vigorously.

The singer himself clarified that he has no purpose to offend women with this song. This song is addressed to man or to some of those who, according to the singer, have gone hard in their love life.

One of those who have a certain opinion about the new song is a former district commissioner Panayiotis Psomiadis, who replaces the role of women described in the lyrics with the politics!

Mr. Psomiadis told the radio show of Spyros Haritatos that he did not bother at all with the song, but in contrary, he sees, that it reflects and radiates the reality.

"The lyrics look for me political and full of resentment. As a politician I fell I should apologize to the Greek people and the youth of Greece. My generation of politicians humiliated Greece, sold Greece and the dreams of young people "he said.



Original article from Tlife.gr:
Το καινούριο τραγούδι του Νίκου Οικονομόπουλου με τίτλο “Που..να στην ψυχή” έχει γίνει επίκεντρο συζητήσεων. Κάποιοι βιάστηκαν να το λογοκρίνουν και να πουν ότι είναι απαράδεκτο να κυκλοφορεί ένα τέτοιο τραγούδι. Κάποιοι άλλοι το υπερασπίσθηκαν με σθένος.

Ο ίδιος ο τραγουδιστής ξεκαθάρισε πως δεν έχει κανέναν σκοπό να προσβάλει με το τραγούδι αυτό τις γυναίκες. Το τραγούδι αυτό απευθύνεται στους άντρας ή σε κάποιους από αυτούς που, σύμφωνα με τον τραγουδιστή έχουν περάσει δύσκολα στην ερωτική τους ζωή.

Ένας από αυτούς που τους αντιπροσωπεύει το νέο τραγούδι είναι και ο πρώην περιφερειάρχης Παναγιώτης Ψωμιάδης, ο οποίος βάζει στον ρόλο της γυναίκας που περιγράφουν οι στίχοι την πολιτική!

Ο κος Ψωμιάδης μιλώντας στην ραδιοφωνική εκπομπή του Σπύρου Χαριτάτου δήλωσε πως δεν τον ενόχλησε καθόλου το τραγούδι, αντίθετα εκφράζει και ακτινοβολεί την πραγματικότητα.

“Ο στίχος εμένα προσωπικά με εκφράζει ως πολίτη, ως αγανακτισμένο, ως πολίτη και πολιτικό που πρέπει να ζητήσει συγνώμη από τον ελληνικό λαό και από τα νιάτα της Ελλάδας. Η δική μου γενιά των πολιτικών εξευτέλισε την Ελλάδα, πούλησε την Ελλάδα και τα τα όνειρα των νέων παιδιών”, συνέχισε ο ίδιος.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Double Platinum Award for Nikos Economopoulos


On the 19th of December, 2011, Nikos Economopoulos was awarded with the Double Platinum CD for the new album "Θα είμαι εδώ " (I'll Be Here), which became loved instantly by audience. The famous singer had his award celebration in a popular venue “Yaya” in Kolonaki, where quite a few well known people from the television and art were to be found.
Elli Kokkinou, which is working this year together with Nikos Economopoulos and Despina Vandi in "Fever", was among the first found there to congratulate the well-known singer.
Sunny Baltzi with Maria Stamateri, Giorgos Sambanis, and Giannis Parios were also there.
Nikos Economopoulos caused storm of controversy and created a real sensation with one of his new songs “Πουτάνα στην ψυχής" (Whore in the Soul), when first time presented it last week at the Dream City and won the love of the public.

The album “Θα είμαι εδώ" includes 14 songs carefully selected one after another. . The song "Και τη έγινε" (So, What’s Happened), which is on the top of radio airplay, is the first collaboration of Nikos with Phoebus.
Straight next after that, before the release of the CD, the song "Καλή Καρδιά" (Good Heart) by Valentino and Christodoulos Siganos was shown on radio and it was a success.


Giannis Parios was speaking about Nikos, answering to the MegaTV questions and he said, that Nikos Economopoulos is a very good and pure young man, as well as a very hard working and very talented artist.

Monday, December 19, 2011

I am not a man of public relations - Δεν είμαι άνθρωπος των δημόσιων σχέσεων



Nikos Economopoulos started with a talent show but was able gradually to become one of the best, and perhaps the best, singer of his generation. 'Pure' singer presents his new CD and talking to the magazine "Tiletheatis" about his great love to the song and the collaborations he has done.

What is the brightest moment of your career?
"My collaboration with Giannis Parios. Hi is a great man. He is, in my opinion, the greatest Greek singer, his voice accompanies our lives for forty years. "
Have you said many "no" in your career?
"I've said enough 'no' to publicity -- it is not my job. I am not a man of public relations, the parties, I do not believe that we must look for any opportunity to promote your work."

( real.gr)

Ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος ξεκίνησε από ένα talent show κατάφερε όμως με αργά σταθερά βήματα να γίνει ένας από τους καλύτερους, ίσως ο καλύτερος, τραγουδιστής της γενιάς του. «Καθαρόαιμος» λαικός τραγουδιστής παρουσιάζει το νέο του CD και μιλάει στο περιοδικό «Τηλεθεατής» για τη μεγάλη του αγάπη το τραγούδι αλλά και τις συνεργασίες που έχει κάνει.

Ποια είναι η πιο φωτεινή στιγμή της καριέρας σου;
Η συνεργασία μου με τον Γιάννη Πάριο. Ο Γιάννης Πάριος είναι ένας σπουδαίος άνθρωπος. Είναι, κατά τη γνώμη μου, ο μεγαλύτερος Έλληνας τραγουδιστής, που η φωνή του συντροφεύει τις ζωές μας για σαράντα χρόνια».
Έχεις πει πολλά «όχι» στην καριέρα σου;
Έχω πει αρκετά «όχι» στη δημοσιότητα που δεν αφορά τη δουλειά μου. Δεν είμαι άνθρωπος των δημόσιων σχέσεων, των parties, δεν πιστεύω ότι πρέπει να φαίνεσαι παντού για να προωθήσεις τη δουλειά σου.
(real.gr)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I Bled For You - Ματωσα για σένανε (Lyrics translation)



Words: Nikos Vaxavanelis
Music: Panagiotis Brakoulias

Again the dawn caught me,
Wasted,drunk half -myself
I touch the things you left
Hugging, caressing and kissing them.


Tell me where to look for you,
In the empty bottle?
In the sigarette smoke I’m looking for you,
I am dying without you, I can't live like that!
I crush the glass I hold
I bled for you and split in two ...


This night I forgot my name
I forgot who I am , I am drunk
Only one thing I did not forget
It is your face, when you said "I love you"




Many thanks to George Vaxavanelis for help !!!

Πάλι τα χαράματα με βρίσκουν
λιώμα μεθυσμένο και μισό
πράγματα δικάσου να αγγίζω
ν' αγκαλιάζω, να χαιδεύω, να φιλώ..


Πες μου πού να ψάξω να σε βρώ
μέσα στο μπουκάλι τ' αδειανό
μέσα στου τσιγάρου το καπνό σ' αναζητώ..
Χάνομαι μακρία σου δεν μπορώ
σπάω το ποτήρι που κρατώ
μάτωσα για σένανε και κόπηκα στα δυό..


Ξέχασα κι απόψε τ' όνομα μου
ξέχασα ποιός είμαι απ' το ποτό
μόνο ένα πράγμα δεν ξεχνάω
το πρόσωπό σου να μου λέει " σ' αγαπ

Whore In The Soul - Πουτάνα Στην Ψυχή (Lyrics translation)



Lyrics: Panagiotis Mandiliaris
Music: Dimitris Paraskevopoulos
Nikos Economopoulos – “Tha Eimai Edo” 2011


Lies, hypocrisy and selfishness
Are the features of your faulty and cheap nature.
Lies, hypocrisy and a guilty soul
Make you one of the ten plagues.

It would be less shamefull
If you sell your empty body thousand times,
Thousand times you could be a real hooker,
But you're the worst one, because
You are the whore in the soul

Lies, hypocrisy and selfishness
Everything, unfortunately, was hidden inside you.
Your life without God and gratitude
Does not deserve neither pity no respect.


Many thanks to Eirini Eusebi for her help with the translation!



Ψέμα και υποκρισία και εγωισμός
ο δικός σου χαρακτήρας σκάρτος κι φθηνός.
Ψέμα και υποκρισία, ένοχη ψυχή
μέσα στις πληγές τις δέκα άλλη μια κι εσύ.

Χίλιες φορές να πούλαγες
το άδειο σου κορμί
λιγότερη για σένα
θα ένοιωθα ντροπή.
Χίλιες φορές να ήσουνα
μια πόρνη αληθινή
μα είσαι το χειρότερο,
πουτάνα στην ψυχή.

Ψέμα και υποκρισία και εγωισμός
όλα μέσα σου κρυμμένα ήταν δυστυχώς.
Μια ζωή αχαριστία και χωρίς θεό
ούτε οίκτο δεν αξίζεις ούτε σεβασμό.

Χίλιες φορές να πούλαγες
το άδειο σου κορμί
λιγότερη για σένα
θα ένοιωθα ντροπή.
Χίλιες φορές να ήσουνα
μια πόρνη αληθινή
μα είσαι το χειρότερο,
πουτάνα στην ψυχή. (x 2)

Look For Me - Ψάξε με (lyrics translation)



Words: Vangelis Karatzanos
Music: Vasilis Daramouskas
Nikos Economopoulos – “Tha Eimai Edo” EMI (2011)

Don’t try to find me in the lie and emptiness
Don’t try to find me in the hugs for no reason
Don’t try to find me in the things I have given you
Don’t try to find me in what can hurt you

Look for me in the mirror of your own eyes
In the hidden paths of the night
In the mirror of the tears in your eyes
Look for me in the mirror of your own eyes
In the hidden paths of the night
In the silence of the nights

Don’t try to find me in the moment you don’t deserve
Don’t try to find me in the twisted thoughts
Don’t try to find me in the feelings that have gone
Don’t try to find me among those who betrayed you

Look for me in the mirror of your own eyes
In the hidden paths of the night
In the mirror of the tears in your eyes
Look for me in the mirror of your own eyes
In the hidden paths of the night
In the silence of the nights

Many thanks for the help to Eirini Eusebi!!!



Μην ψάχνεις να με βρεις στο ψέμα και στην απουσία
μην ψάχνεις να με βρεις σε μια αγκαλιά χωρίς ουσία
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις σε πράγματα που σου χω δώσει
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις σε ότι μπορεί να σε πληγώσει
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις

Ψάξε με στο καθρέφτη στα δικά σου τα μάτια
μες στης νύχτας τα κρυφά μονοπάτια
στο καθρέφτη στα υγρά σου τα μάτια

Ψάξε με στο καθρέφτη στα δικά σου τα μάτια
μες στης νύχτας τα κρυφά μονοπάτια
ψάξε με μες στης νύχτας τη σιωπή

Μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις σε μια στιγμή που δεν αξίζει
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις σε κάποια σκέψη που λυγίζει
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις στα αισθήματα που έχουν τελειώσει
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις σε αυτούς που σε έχουνε προδώσει
μη ψάχνεις να με βρεις

Friday, December 16, 2011

I’ll Be Here - “Θα είμαι εδώ” (Lyrics translation)



Music : Georgos Sabanis
Words: Eleni Giannatsoulia

Nikos Economopoulos - Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος
Θα είμαι εδώ 2011 EMI (Greece)

Everything good once should come to the end … I knew that
But this end, I thought, would come much …. later
Midnight, 12 o’clock, you switched off the lights and all the miracles
You said "I don't even care for Nikos" and you left
But you should know that I love you
And I will live where you left me.

Chorus:
I'll be here, always here, I will live, imagine
For a turn of your key one night
I'll be here for you to come and save me
And I'll be here to let you betray me
Once again…


I was showing you the stars, but your mind was … running
Your lifeless hands were caressing me and it was …raining
“This is the lifelong love” – we were … thinking
We say "goodbye" and the beginning we don’t … remember
But you should know: I love you, and I will live where you left me.


Original:
Ολα τα ωραια καποτε τελειωνουν..το ξερα..
μα αυτο το τελος το ΄χα για πολυ.. αργοτερα..
δωδεκα η ωρα, θαυματα και φωτα εκλεισες..
ειπες για τον Νικο ουτε μου με νοιαζει..κι εφυγες..
μα να ξερεις σ' αγαπω, κι οπου μ' αφησες θα ζω..


Θα 'μαι εδω, παντα εδω,θα ζω φαντασου..
Για μια στροφη απ' τα κλειδια σου,μια βραδια..
Θα 'μαι εδω μηπως και 'ρθεις,και με γλιτωσεις..
και θα 'μαι εδω για να μπορεις να με προδωσεις
αλλη μια φορα..


Σου δειχνα τ' αστερια το μυαλο σου καπου..ετρεχε..
αψυχα τα χερια μεσα μου και εξω..εβρεχε..
ετσι ειναι οι αγαπες θα 'ναι μια ζωη..νομιζουνε..
κι οταν πουν αντιο την αρχη τους..δεν γνωριζουνε..
μα να ξερεις σ' αγαπω, κι οπου μ' αφησες θα ζω..

Many thanks to Eirini Eusebi for her help!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Where will you take me to - Που θα με πας (lyrics translation)



Music : Georgos Sabanis
Words: Eleni Giannatsoulia

Nikos Economopoulos
“Tha Eimai Edo” 2011


If you are the midnight for the big dreams
You will find roses on the stairs near the wide opened door
And if I will waste away because of love I change my oath:
In front of you I'll throw away the souvenirs on the road
Will you take me along, will you love me, or my life is a struggle?
Either I am always in your embraces, or my life's in ruins!

Chorus
Tell me, where will you take me to, will you take me to the stars?
Or, may be, you get lost and I'll be in pain!
Tell me you'll love me or you're armed with knives?
. Will you live for me or you are going to leave me?

And if it happens that you appear walking in my dream -
Step softly, I would say, for not to wake me up
To tell the truth I'm afraid of love -
I have not forgotten the wave, but I don't remember the ships.
Will you take me along, will you love me, or my life is a struggle?
Either I am always in your embraces, or my life's in ruins!



Αν είσαι τα μεσάνυχτα για όνειρα μεγάλα
θα βρεις την πόρτα ορθάνοιχτη τριαντάφυλλα στη σκάλα
κι αν λιώνω για έναν έρωτα στο ορκίζομαι θα αλλάξω
μπροστά σου τα ενθύμια στο δρόμο θα πετάξω
Που θα με πας, θα μ' αγαπάς ή τη ζωή μου θα την παιδέψεις
πάντα αγκαλιά θα με κρατάς ή μήπως θα με καταστρέψεις

Πες μου που θα με πας θα με πας ως τα αστέρια
ή μήπως χαθείς και πονέσω πολύ
Πες μου θα μ' αγαπάς ή θα βγάλεις μαχαίρια
για εμένα θα ζεις ή θα φύγεις κι εσύ (Χ2)

Αν ήτανε τα όνειρα δρόμος να περπατήσεις
πάτα ελαφρά θα σου λεγα να μη μου τα ξυπνήσεις
Στην λέω την αλήθεια μου τους έρωτες φοβάμαι
το κύμα δε το ξέχασα τα πλοία δε θυμάμαι

Που θα με πας, θα μ' αγαπάς ή τη ζωή μου θα την παιδέψεις
πάντα αγκαλιά θα με κρατάς ή μήπως θα με καταστρέψεις

Πες μου που θα με πας θα με πας ως τα αστέρια
ή μήπως χαθείς και πονέσω πολύ
Πες μου θα μ' αγαπάς ή θα βγάλεις μαχαίρια
για εμένα θα ζεις ή θα φύγεις κι εσύ (Χ2)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nikos Economopoulos at Sfera 102,2 (reportage by tralala.gr)



• Where: Studio Sfera 102.
• When: 12.12.2011
• Reportage: Rihanna Kourakou
• Photography: Thanos K.


On Monday 12/12, Nikos Economopoulos was invited by Natalia Germanou toRadio Sfera on the occasion of the release of his new album "Θα Είμαι Εδώ".
Of course, we were there firstly because we love very much Nikos and secondly because we are everywhere ...

Nikos Economopoulos, very cheerful and honest, as always, told Natalia that he does not care to be in fashion, the only thing that he cares is his job. He was asked by Natalia how he feels about having 5 albums under his belt, while some his older colleagues have less than that. Nikos replied that probably it's because he works longer and is not running from one party to another.

He also said that the performance programme depends on the cooperation, that this is indivisible part of the show in the “Fever” nightclub, that the whole programme is tailored to measure. Besides, he said that his passion is to run in races with cars and that the Christmas tree he will be decorating by himself this year ( Why that, Nikolaki? May be this is because if to put a statement about who wants to help Nikos Economopoulos in decorating the Christmas tree you know what would happen? There will be the crowd to fit an entire stadium with volunteers, especially girls-volunteers !!!!)
Nikos Economopoulos, generally represents himself as a lonely guy, he said that in the evenings he likes to go alone to the sea and listening to music because he is an artist. He said that all the things he wants to say about his life he tells through his songs.




He said, that he is a perfectionist, so this applies to the way he works with the songs – he always asks permission from the authors to let him add his own style features to the songs.
Finally, Nikos expressed his disappointment with the TV, saying that the TV is on the verge of collapse and does not like to watch anything; regarding politics he suggested people should not wait when the situation will be changed, he believes everybody has to look how to change themselves. As for the radio, he said, that the radio doesn’t like the laika songs. When Natalia agreed with him, he joked, that she, as well, probably can’t change the situation but can change herself.




After the interview to Sfera, Nikos willingly made some statements for us (tralala.gr)

- Welcome to your new CD! How do you feel each time you release a new album;

- One step forward!

- Anxiety?

- Always! But it is a good stress, however, to expect when you wait for a response and a positive response from people.

- You know you will have it!

- I am not that confident!

- Last year we talked about the male-dominated programmes you were commonly involved. This year you did the reverse by working with two women ...

- Yes, I have two of them, Elli and Despina. Everything is fine, very nice, cooperation, it is excellent and we have our audience. People come well, although we are in difficult times, we say - thanks God!

- What cooperation, finally, is better: with men or with women, because last year you told me how you like the male-dominated shows ...

- Each collaboration is different! In all my collaborations I've been through very nicely, without saying many, many lies and fooling the world that everything is fine, Indeed, I have gone very well and I can not hide it.

And tell me something last, to avoid a delay, because you already have an exit interview ...I’ve heard ... that in your new CD there is a zeibekiko to be discussed much ...

- Yes, but I prefer to analyze this in the interview that we will do together. We will do the interview any time soon?

-Of course! You became our every year omen, indeed!

- Well, you do it this year then! I have been told that I am a lucky sign, that’s it!

- Sure, for us you are! Quickly renew our appointment time, we wish you good luck and thanks!

- And I thank you very much! See you soon!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Filming of the new video clip by Nikos Economopoulos


(Translation of the article by Boxtv.gr)

Nikos Economopoulos gives a vision to the first single from his new album «Θα ‘μαι εδώ» (I'll be here), which to be released on Monday, December 12 under the label of EMI. The song «Και τι έγινε» (So, what’s happened) is the first record of Nikos together with Phoebus and it has already climbed to the top of radio charts,. The video clip and the design of the CD cover are directed by Konstantinos Rigos.

The filming was happening at the Old Tannery at the Botanical and lasted until the early morning hours. According to the concept of the video clip Nikos Economopoulos is looking at an abandoned site at a ghost of a girl. Despite the cold and the long hours of filming Nikos showed his absolute professionalism and cooperated well with the director and the team. His costume was directed by Anna Zazia.




«Θα ‘μαι εδώ» is the second record of Nikos with EMI, it contains 14 songs of Phoebus, Valentino,Christodoulos Siganos, George Sampanis, Heleni Giannatsoulia, Alekos Chrisovergis, Spiros Giatras and others. Apart from the song “«Και τι έγινε», the second single «Καλή καρδιά» by Valentino - Siganos has already become a radio hit
translated from the article by Boxtv.gr

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kind Heart - Καλή καρδιά (Lyrics translation)



Nikos Economopoulos (2011)

Music: Christodoulos Siganos

Words: Christodoulos Siganos & Valentino

The equation of life is nostalgia

And I feel nostalgic about the moments with you

But I look back at our story

And don’t hold bad things in my memory



Chorus:



I forgive you, my sweet love

Look, we did not make it

The loneliness is painful, really,

But I wish you the best



I forgive you, my sweet love

We had wandered the wrong way

The loneliness is painful, really,

But I wish you the best



I am afraid that one day we will meet each other

By chance I'll see you ,

What really we'll feel- who knows,

And if we will feel, then I say again

Chorus.

Original lyrics:
Εξίσωση ζωής η νοσταλγία
κι εγώ στιγμές μαζί σου νοσταλγώ,
μα έχω ξαναδεί την ιστορία,
γι' αυτό λοιπόν κακία δεν κρατώ.

Καλή καρδιά, αγάπη μου γλυκιά,
κοίτα που δε μας βγήκε τελικά,
ειλικρινά πονάει η μοναξιά
μα εσύ να 'σαι καλά.
Καλή καρδιά, αγάπη μου γλυκιά
τι κρίμα που μας ήρθανε στραβά,
ειλικρινά ποναέι η μοναξιά
μα εσύ να'σαι καλά.
Εσύ να'σαι καλά.

Φοβάμαι τη στιγμή που θα σε φέρει...
μπροστά μου και τυχαία θα σε δω,
αλήθεια τι θα νιώσουμε ποιός ξέρει ,
κι αν νιώσουμε και πάλι θα σου πω...

Καλή καρδιά
Many thanks to Eirini Eusebi for providing us with the lyrics

Monday, November 28, 2011

What's written about the premiere at "Fever" (review of the Internet publications)


Last Friday, 25th of November, the highly anticipated premiere " Vandi-Economopouls-Kokkinou" took place at the night club "Fever"with a big success.

So, what can we learn about how did this event go by reading the Internet?

Cursory review of the articles from various sources creates the following picture:

On Friday night the club was packed and the show lasted till 5. 30 Am., this was confirmed in all the reviews. The differences appeared in style and in the selection of facts.

For example, a popular site Yupi.gr under "Celebrity life" calls their article: “Vandi- Kokkinou: how did the premiere go" where describes dresses of both divas and mentions the couple of their songs. Then they give us a short list of guests and that's it.

The Internet magazine “Tlife” in their publication says a bit more about three singers, but in very general words. Though, their genre is a photo reportage, so we can accept their information as pretty much satisfactory.

Now, what we read in Ourgreektv.com: The biggest attention here was paid to the Despina Vandi sexy outfit. A couple of words were said about the short dress of Elli Kokkinou, and about Nikos Economopoulos - that he sang his old and new songs (!) Well, some important guests were named: “Demis Nikolaidis with buddy friend Akis Zikos, Phoebus, Elijah Psinakis, Dimitris Kontopoulos”

The most detailed and the only proper review was provided by Tralala.gr.

Their reportage describes not only Despina Vandi’s dress with open back or Elli Kokkionu’s “mini”, but provides musical comments as well. And in this case, of course, they could not avoid the fact, that Nikos Economopoulos entrance with his “Doro Gia Sena” was greeted by the audience stood up. Indeed, what else a male singer can propose public: no cleavage, neither opening of other parts of the body will help in that case. Only voice and professionalism are singer's weapons. And these two qualities Nikos Economopoulos really does have. That's why the public, according to Tralala.gr, was greeting every song he sang and was singing them along.

From Tralala’s article we learn, that the final part of the show was dedicated to the traditional laika song and three singers were performing old time favorites together, creating a very warm atmosphere.

At the end Tralala.gr confirms, that this show is ‘a must’ to go to.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nikos Economopoulos’ concerts in Thessaloniki



Nikos Economopoulos gave two sold out shows at Pili Axiou in Thessaloniki. The public of the Northern Capital welcomed the young singer with a very big enthusiasm; and he was more cheerful than ever, giving his best on stage!
In particular, he said: "I can’t believe what I saw here, what I’ve experienced!
I and the audience together were feeling something fantastic!"


The program of the favorite artist kept the fans excited until the early morning hours, among the biggest successes was the new hit by Phoebus titled "So, what happened!" included by Nikos to the show.

The radio producer Sotiris Karampetsos visited Nikos Economopoulos in his dressing room to say his congratulations. There, during the warm friendly conversation they discussed some business topics.
Currently, Nikos Economopoulos prepares for his performances in Athens, along with Elli Kokkinou and Despina Vandi, which is going to be one of the most popular shows this winter.!




By Georgos Nikolaidis and Sotiris Karampetsos. Photos and video by Sotiris Karampetsos.

www.boxtv.gr

http://youtu.be/vlydEttvGeE

Η ραδιοφωνική πρεμιέρα του τραγουδιού “Και τι έγινε”



Ερμηνεία: Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος
Μουσική και στίχοι: Φοίβος

Η ραδιοφωνική πρεμιέρα του τραγουδιού "Kαι τι έγινε" γραμμένο από τον Φοίβο και ερμηνευμένο από τον Νίκο Οικονομόπουλο δημιούργησε τόσο δυνατή επιρροή όσο μια έκρηξη βόμβας.
. Οι γνώμες των ακροατών ήταν εκ διαμέτρου αντίθετες, τα περισσότερα σχόλια αναφέρουν ότι πρόκειται για μία ακόμη επιτυχία του Νίκου, αλλά ορισμένοι δηλώνουν ότι είναι μια αποτυχία. Κατά τη γνώμη μου, κάποιο στερεότυπο διαδραματίζει τον κυρίαρχο ρόλο για αυτή την κριτική. Πολλά από τα σχόλια δεν αναφέρονται καν στο συγκεκριμένο τραγούδι, αλλά γενικά στην ιδέα της συνεργασίας μεταξύ του πιο δημοφιλούς νεαρού λαϊκού τραγουδιστή με αυτόν τον απίστευτα επιτυχημένο μουσικοσυνθέτη, στιχουργό και παραγωγό.

Τα τελευταία χρόνια, ο νεαρός Φοίβος κατάφερε να συγκεντρώσει γύρω του, υπό την αιγίδα της εταιρίας του "Spicy", μια ισχυρή ομάδα τραγουδιστών όπως: Δέσποινα Βανδή, Θάνο Πετρέλη, Έλλη Κοκκίνου, Νίνο Ξυπολιτά, Πάολα Φωκά και άλλους. Το ύψος των πωλήσεων και ο αριθμός των επιτυχιών που δημιουργήθηκαν από αυτόν επιβεβαιώνουν αυτό που λέει η βιογραφία του στο διαδίκτυο: “κάθε δουλεία του Φοίβου είναι συνυφασμένη με επιτυχία.”

Οι αρνητικές κριτικές που ακούγονται, κατηγορούν αυτή τη νέα συνεργασία επιρρίπτοντας ευθύνες στην εμπορευματοποίηση και συμβουλεύουν το Νίκο να επανέλθει στο λαϊκό στυλ που τραγουδούσε νωρίτερα. Ας κάνουμε τα πράγματα σαφή. Είναι πολύ σημαντικό να αντιληφθούμε ότι τα λαϊκα είναι μια εμπορική τάση στη μουσική, δεν είναι μουσική δωματίου, ούτε συμφωνία. Αυτό το είδος, όντας βασισμένο στις διάφορες λαϊκές παραδόσεις, ακούγεται ζωντανά επί σκηνής στα κέντρα νυχτερινής διασκέδασης. Εάν ο κόσμος σταματήσει να πηγαίνει στα μπουζούκια, αυτό το είδος θα πεθάνει.
Στην πραγματικότητα, η μουσική διασκέδασης πρέπει να απορροφήσει τις νέες τάσεις, γεγονός που σημαίνει ότι πρέπει να εμπλουτιστεί από σύγχρονο ήχο και ρυθμό που να συμφωνεί με τις τάσεις της νέας εποχ
. Τώρα ας πούμε λίγα λόγια σχετικά με το τραγούδι "Και τι έγινε". Οι στίχοι του, γραμμένοι από τον Φοίβο, έχουν ως θέμα μια τυπική μπαλάντα που αναφέρεται σε μια "πληγωμένη καρδιά". Είναι γεμάτο με αίσθημα απογοήτευσης ενώ έχει και μια μικρή δόση σαρκασμού. Γενικά υπάρχει αντίθεση σε σχέση με το τραγούδι-πιλότο του προηγούμενου CD του Οικονομόπουλου, με τίτλο “Ξημερώνει”.

Ήδη από την εισαγωγή των μουσικών οργάνων μπορούμε να ακούσουμε πώς ο συνθέτης συνδυάζει επιδέξια τους ήχους των παραδοσιακών λαϊκών οργάνων (ακουστική κιθάρα, μπουζούκι) με τους techno ήχους.

Το κουπλέ του τραγουδιού είναι γραμμένο σαν ένα δυναμικό κύμα. Η μελωδία αργά, όπως οι κύκλοι του ελικοειδούς, κινείται ανοδικά και στέκεται στη διαρκή μακρά νότα (αυτό είναι μια απόλαυση για τον ακροατή, επειδή ακούγεται υπέροχα στη φωνή του Νίκου). Το ρεφραίν είναι τοποθετημένο στην υψηλότερη έκταση και έχει μια ισχυρή ορχηστρική συνοδεία, εμπλουτισμένη με μπουζούκι στα κυριότερα μέρη, και έτσι, ως αποτέλεσμα, δίνει την αίσθηση του δράματος.
Ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος σε αυτό το τραγούδι για μια φορά ακόμη σαγηνεύει τον ακροατή με την αψεγάδιαστη ομορφιά της φωνής του. Ο πλούτος του ηχοχρώματος του επιτρέπει στον τραγουδιστή να μην χρησιμοποιεί επιπλέον διακοσμητικά στοιχεία, δεν τα χρειάζεται, επειδή η κάθε του νότα χαρακτηρίζεται από εκφραστικότητα. Αυτό το προσόν, καθώς και ο απαράμιλλος λυρισμός που επικρατεί σε όλα όσα ερμηνεύει, είναι τα κύρια χαρακτηριστικά του μοναδικού στυλ του τραγουδιστή.

Λοιπόν, ας απολαύσουμε το τραγούδι και ας ξεχάσουμε τα στερεότυπα. Η συνεργασία των δύο εξαιρετικών ταλέντων πήγε καλά σ' αυτό το τραγούδι και, ας ελπίσουμε ότι θα λειτουργήσει τέλεια και στο μέλλον

by Guido


Translated by Eirini Eusebi

Sunday, November 13, 2011

SO, WHAT’S HAPPENED - ΚΑΙ ΤΙ ΈΓΙΝΕ (lyrics translation)


Music & words by Phoebus

Nikos Economopoulos 2011



I was in love without being loved

I know that you were one of those

Who will finally break my heart

Well, do as God tells you. ..



So, what’s happened?

And you came to burn the remains.

Near you I knew what my dawns will be like

So now what are you waiting for? Just finish it,

Finish it…



I was suffering so much, I can’t remember

About it, and now I fear nothing

So, baby, what you will tell us now?

For me you will be one more storm passed.





Έχω αγαπήσει χωρίς να μ’ αγαπήσουν

ξέρω και 'συ πως μια από 'κείνες ήσουν

που την καρδιά μου τελικά θα μου ραγίσει

κανε λοιπον οπως ο Θεος θα σε φωτίσει..



Ε και τι έγινε,

που ήρθες και εσύ για να κάψεις ότι απέμεινε

κοντά σου ήξερα από την αρχή τι θα μου ξημέρωνε

λοιπόν τώρα τι περιμένεις άντε τέλειωνε..

Τέλειωνε..Τέλειωνε..



Έχω περάσει τόσα που δεν θυμάμαι

γι' αυτο και πλεον τίποτα δεν φοβάμαι

τι να μας πεις κι εσύ λοιπόν μωρό μου τώρα

θα 'σαι άλλη μια περαστική για μενα μπόρα..





Many thanks to George Vaxavanelis for help !!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Radio premiere of the song "Kai ti egine" (review)


Sings: Nikos Economopoulos
Music and words: Phoebus

Radio premiere of the song "Kai ti egine" by Phoebus, written for and performed by Nikos Economopoulos created a bomb explosion effect. Listeners' opinions divided diametrically, the most of the comments say that it is one more success of Nikos, but some declare that it is a failure. I think a certain stereotype plays the great role in this judgment. Many of the references are addressed not even to this particular song, but in general to the idea of the cooperation between the most popular young laiko singer with this incredibly successful songwriter and producer.
In recent years, quite a young Phoebus managed to gather around him, under the auspices of his label "Spicy", a strong team of singers such as Despina Vandi, Thanos Petrelis, Ellie Kokkinou, Nino, Paola Foka and others. The amount of sales and percentage of the hits released by him confirms what his website biography says: "every work signed by Phoebus is blessed with success."
The negative critical voices we hear, blame this new partnership in the commercialism and advise Nikos to come back to the 'laika' style he was singing earlier. Let us make things clear. It is very important to realise that laika is a commercial trend in music; it is not a chamber music, neither symphony. This genre, being based on the various folk traditions, exists live on the stages of the night clubs. If the public will stop coming to the clubs (bouzoukia), this genre dies.
In fact, the entertainment music has to absorb the new trends, which means it must be enriched by contemporary sound and rhythm to coincide with what people feel like in the nova day’s atmosphere.
Now let us say a few words about the song "Kai ti egine". The lyrics of it, written by Phoebus, bear the subject typical for the “broken heart” ballade. It’s loaded with the feeling of disappointment, and slightly touched with sarcasm – generally it is quite a contrast to the previous Economopoulos’ CD pilot song “Ksimeronei” (Dawning).
Straight from the instrumental introduction we can hear how the composer is skilfully combining the sounds of the traditional laiko instruments (acoustic guitar, bouzouki) with synthesized techno voices.
The verse of the song is written as a dynamic wave. The melody slowly, like the circles of the spiral, is moving upward and hangs on the sustained long note (this is a treat for the listener, because it sounds awesome in Nikos’ voice) The chorus is placed in the higher range and has got a powerful orchestral accompaniment, enriched with bouzouki leading parts, and, as a result, sounds dramatically.
Nikos Economopoulos in this song one more time captivates the listener with an immaculate beauty of his voice. The richness of his timbre allows the singer to not use the ornamental frills, there is no need in them, because his every note sung contains enough of expressiveness. This quality, as well as the inimitable lyricism that prevails in everything he performs, are the main basics of the unique style of the singer.

So, let us enjoy the song and forget about stereotypes. The collaboration of two brilliant talents works well here and, hopefully, will work perfectly in the future too.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Τεράστια μουσική έκπληξη για τη Θεσσαλονίκη



Τι τεράστια έκπληξη για τους πολίτες της Θεσσαλονίκης:
ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος έρχεται για δύο αποκλειστικές συναυλίες το επόμενο Σαββατοκύριακο !!!

Η πρωτεύουσα της Βόρειας Ελλάδας, η αποκαλούμενη "Συμπρωτεύουσα", περίμενε αυτή τη στιγμή περισσότερο από τέσσερα χρόνια.
Η τελευταία του εμφάνιση εκεί ήταν τον Ιουλίο-Αυγούστο του 2007, όταν ο νικητής του "Dream Show" δημιούργησε μια θύελλα ενθουσιασμού στη σκηνή του νυχτερινού κέντρου "Πολιτεία Studio" όπου εμφανίστηκε μαζί με το Νίκο Μακρόπουλο.

Ο πιο πολυαγαπημένος νεαρός λαϊκός τραγουδιστής πρόκειται να μαγέψει το κοινό, που τον περίμενε τόσο πολύ καιρό, με την απίστευτη φωνή του και το εξαιρετικά πλούσιο ρεπερτόριο του, στο νυχτερινό κέντρο "Πύλη Αξιού".

Το κοινό της Θεσσαλονίκης πρόκειται να ζήσει δύο νύχτες μεγάλης διασκέδασης και να απολαύσει ένα φανταστικό συνδυασμό: το μεγάλο ταλέντο του τραγουδιστή και την ομορφιά του πραγματικού ελληνικού τραγουδιού!!!!!

Ημερομηνία: 11 & 12 Νοεμβρίου
Τόπος: "Πύλη Αξιού"
Διεύθυνση: Γεωργίου Ανδρέου 6, Θεσσαλονίκη
Τηλεφωνικές Κρατήσεις: 6975 855150


By Guido
Translation by Eirini Eusebi

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tremendous musical surprise for Thessaloniki



What a tremendous surprise for the citizens of Thessaloniki:
Nikos Economopoulos is coming for two exclusive concerts the following weekend!!!

The Northen capital of Greece,fabulous “Symprotévousa”, was expecting this moment during more than four years. His last appearance there was taking place in July-August 2007, when the winner of the “Dream Show” created a storm of enthusiasm, while performing alongside Nikos Makropoulos on the stage of the club “Politeia Studio”
The most beloved young laika singer is going to charm the audience, which was waiting for so long, with his incredible voice and extremely rich repertoire at the Music Centre “ Pili Axiou” .
People of Thessaloniki are going to have two nights of a great entertainment and enjoy a fantastic combination of the singer's big talent and the beauty of real Greek song!!!!!


Date: 11th & 12th of November
Venue: “Pili Axiou”
Address: 6, Andreou Georgiou, Thessaloniki
Booking phone: 6975 855150

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nikos Economopoulos conquered Crete for the second time!



The beautiful island of Crete raged for two nights in a row on 27th and 28th of October 2011, or more precisely, a sort of “joyful insanity” swept the halls of "Gerani Palace" (Rethymno) and Olympia Palace (Heraklion), where the public’s favourite - Nikos Economopoulos – reigned.

Both concerts were triumphs. The hits from different albums by Nikos, including “Δώρο για σένα”,“Δεν είμαι καλά”, “Δεν είμαι κανενός”, “Μια καρδιά στον άνεμο”, “Σημειώσατε διπλό”, “Ξημερώνει” from the last album as well as long-term favourites, such as “Άκουσα”, “Μου 'πε μια ψυχή”, “Κοίτα να μαθαίνεις” and “Έχω να μάθω” sounded in the overcrowded halls. In addition, this youngest of the big “laika” singers performed a series of cover versions, giving to each of them his own, inimitable style.


Dressed either in the breathtaking white tuxedo or, conversely, in an all-black “laika”-style outfit, Nikos, as always, charmed the audience not only with his exceptional, golden voice, but, of course, with his external appeal, enhanced by his charismatic stage manner. At both venues, the final parts of each concert were transformed into a kind of mass madness, when fans who had broken through to the stage were dancing and showering their beloved singer with flowers while trying to hug him.

It's safe to say that the second coming of Nikos Economopoulos to Crete (the first was the summer of 2009) completely cemented his place as one of the most coveted and favourite entertainers there.

Guido
(Special thanks to Krystallenia Stavroulaki for the information provided.)

Edited by Theo Simeonidis

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος κατέκτησε την Κρήτη για δεύτερη φορά!



Η Κρήτη σείστηκε για δύο συνεχόμενες βραδιές, φέτος στις 27 και 28 Οκτωβρίου, πιο συγκεκριμένα, μια χαρούμενη ατμόσφαιρα παραφροσύνης διαχύθηκε στις αίθουσες των Γεράνι Palace στο Ρέθυμνο και Olympia Palace στο Ηράκλειο, όπου τραγουδούσε ο αγαπημένος του κοινού Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος.

Και οι δύο συναυλίες στέφθηκαν με θριαμβευτική επιτυχία.
Τα δημοφιλή τραγούδια από τα διάφορα άλμπουμ του Νίκου, συμπεριλαμβανομένων των "Δώρο για σένα", "Δεν είμαι καλά", "Δεν είμαι κανενός", "Μια καρδιά στον άνεμο", "Σημειώσατε διπλό", "Ξημερώνει" από το τελευταίο του άλμπουμ, καθώς και πιο παλιά αγαπημένα, όπως το "Άκουσα", "Μου 'πε μια ψυχή", "Κοίτα να μαθαίνεις" και "Έχω να μάθω" ακούγονταν στις κατάμεστες αίθουσες. Επίσης ο νεότερος εκ των μεγάλων λαϊκών τραγουδιστών ερμήνευσε μια σειρά κομματιών άλλων καλλιτεχνών, δίνοντας σε καθένα από αυτά το δικό του ανεπανάληπτο προσωπικό στυλ.



Φορώντας αρχικά ένα εκπληκτικό λευκό κουστούμι και στη συνέχεια ντυμένος σε λαϊκό στυλ με μαύρη ενδυμασία, ο Νίκος, όπως πάντα, γοήτευσε το ακροατήριο όχι μόνο με την ασύγκριτη χρυσή φωνή του , αλλά φυσικά, και με την εξωτερική γοητεία του, η οποία αναδεικνύεται ακόμα περισσότερο με τον χαρισματικό τρόπο που εμφανίζεται στην σκηνή.

Κατά το τελευταίο μέρος της συναυλίας και στις δύο αίθουσες όπου εμφανίστηκε ο Νίκος, ο χώρος γέμισε με ανθρώπους που διασκέδαζαν ξέφρενα, ενώ ανέβηκε στην πίστα πλήθος θαυμαστών που χόρευαν και έριχναν στον αγαπημένο τους τραγουδιστή λουλούδια και προσπαθούσαν να τον αγκαλιάσουν.


Είναι απαραίτητο να αναφέρουμε ότι με το δεύτερο ερχομό του στο νησί
(ο πρώτος ήταν το καλοκαίρι του 2009) ο Nίκος Οικονομόπουλος εδραιώθηκε σ' αυτόν τον τόπο ως ένας από τους πιο ποθητούς και αγαπημένους διασκεδαστές.

Guido

(Ευχαριστούμε θερμά την Κρυσταλλένια Σταυρουλάκη για τις πληροφορίες που μας παρείχε.)
translated by Eirini Eusebi

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

To sokaki: Ο νικητής του «Dream Show» συναντάει το «Greek Ido...

To sokaki: Ο νικητής του «Dream Show» συναντάει το «Greek Ido...: Ο πιο δημοφιλής νεαρός λαϊκός τραγουδιστής Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος θα καθηλώσει για δεύτερη φορά το κοινό της Κρήτης με τη μοναδική, σπάν...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος και μια ομάδα νεαρών αστεριών θα εμφανιστούν στην Κρήτη!


Ο πιο δημοφιλής νεαρός λαϊκός τραγουδιστής Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος θα καθηλώσει για δεύτερη φορά το κοινό της Κρήτης με τη μοναδική, σπάνιας ομορφιάς, φωνή του. Οι πρώτες μεγάλες συναυλίες του στο νησί, οι οποίες έγιναν πριν από δύο χρόνια περίπου, στέφθηκαν με απόλυτη επιτυχία! Αυτή τη φορά το θαυμάσιο αστέρι έρχεται μαζί με νέα ταλέντα, τραγουδιστές με ευρύ μέλλον.



Η Αντιγόνη Ψυχράμη, δημοφιλής από την παιδική της ηλικία λόγω των εμφανίσεών της δίπλα στον Γιώργο Νταλάρα με το τραγούδι "Πόπη", μόλις επέστρεψε μετά από την επιτυχημένη εμφάνισή της στο Διεθνές Μουσικό Φεστιβάλ Κριμαίας στη Γιάλτα(Crimea Music Fest)που έγινε το Σεπτέμβριο του 2011.







Ο Γιώργος Ξυλούρης είναι γνωστός στην Κρήτη, όχι μόνο ως ένας διαγωνιζόμενος του Greek Idol όπου αγαπήθηκε από πολλούς, αλλά επίσης ως μέλος μιας οικογένειας πολύ διάσημων μουσικών της Κρήτη, ο ανιψιός του θρυλικού Νίκου Ξυλούρη.










Η κατά το ήμισυ Αγγλικής καταγωγής, Κέρεν Ταμάμη, έγινε γνωστή μετά από τη συμμετοχή της στο Greek Idol το 2011 όπου έγινε ιδιαίτερα αγαπητή και αποδεκτή από το κοινό λόγω της ασυνήθιστης ελκυστικής φωνής της.






Συνοπτικά η συναυλία αυτή υπόσχεται να αποτελέσει ένα σπουδαίο γεγονός στη μουσική ζωή της Κρήτης και κυρίως στις δύο πόλεις, όπου θα λάβουν χώρα οι συναυλίες: Ρέθυμνο και Ηράκλειο.

Ημερομηνίες και λεπτομέρειες:

Ρέθυμνο: Πέμπτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου, Γεράνι Palace. Τηλέφωνο κρατήσεων: 2831031706
Ηράκλειο: Παρασκευή, 28 Οκτωβρίου, Olympia Palace. Τηλέφωνα κρατήσεων: 2810823947 | 694450007


Gudo d'Arezzo

Translated by Eirini Eusebi