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Eilikrina, a new CD by Nikos Economopoulos, 2013 (Review)

On his seventh full length album “Eilikrina” (Sincerely ) the legitimate prince of Greek laika Nikos Economopoulos,  delivers another seriously enjoyable set of music released on Minos EMI - Universal label. 
Each song on this flamboyant new CD thrills the ear as though it were a live performance.It contains 16 compositions of various genres, predominated by Greek laika influence. All the arrangements here are superb while Economopoulos is a clean, precise and soulful artist who always knows how to deliver the essence of a song and as a result we hear his core feeling for each of them, coloured by his special timbre.
Opening track “Se lipamai” (I Miss You) by Avgi Gavrilaki (words) and Dimitris Harmas (music) combines features of various genres, such as techno, laika- waltz and ballade. It also displays the big range of the singer’s voice starting with low baritonal and rising to the upper tenor notes. Thus, it gives a clue to the entire album with its genre variety inspired by the endl…

Nikos Economopoulos talks to People magazine

Nikos Economopoulos, Greek laika song star proved speaking to "People" magazine, he is as sincere in words as he is in his singing.
Low-key, simple and outspoken, the singer is consciously and completely given to his work. Though he loves speed in cars , he is observant making slow and steady steps. in search of songs. "From the age of six I wanted to be a singer. At that time I was thinking about football too, but the microphone won me. Actually, people around me were saying that I have a good voice. All this was inside me, I felt it all lead me there. When I was around 17, I started to sing in public places, while still at school.  I was very mature child from the early age and was not afraid of anything. Everything I did completely on my own and it came out well " he says.
In the time when he started his professional music career, he dreamed to have his own songs to sing, to be signed under the label and to get known by people. The dream became a reality,  and now,…

Nikos Oikonomopoulos: in conversation with Sofia Bekiari (

Collaboration of Giannis Ploutarchos and Nikos Oikonomopoulos certainly is an unexpected but pleasant surprise for all the lovers of good laika music. It is even more impressive with one of the most popular groups, Melisses, added to the programme.  The journalist Sophia Bekiari, writes a short reportage about the concert she visited at  the nightclub Thea and speaks to the participants of the show. 
We provide you here with a translation of her interview with Nikos Oikonomopoulos, who she says, besides of being a singer with a huge voice, is a very genuine person.

Niko, we see you at “Thea” together with Giannis Ploutarchos. How did this happened?

Basically, I did not want to sing this summer at all. I told myself that this year I should take a break because I feel I needed to rest a bit - I do not rest at all, singing all the time. Besides people need some rest from me, because they listen to me for many years continuously. I thought I would do three shows including one in P…

Nikos Oikonomopoulos

Nikos Oikonomopoulos (Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος) is a top Greek laika singer of his generation who honours Giannis Parios, Paschalis Terzis  and Giannis Paulopoulos as his major influences.  At age 22 he entered and won the Alfa TV “Dream Show 2", launching his career. Since then, he has had several number one songs and albums and has won many awards.  Nikos Oikonomopoulos’ international fame is steadily growing.
Bio Nikos Oikonomopoulos  was born on 30th June, 1984 in Achagia, Patras region, Peloponnesus. He had an early interest and involvement in singing and music in general from his childhood, at the same time he helped his father with the family fishery business while also working in a pizzeria. From the age of 17 he sang professionally with different bands and in the autumn of 2006 decided to take part in the popular talent contest of Alfa TV "Dream Show 2", which he won. As a result, he was signed by Sony Music and soon released his first single “Matia Mou”, which wa…

Nikos Oikonomopoulos wins hearts in Stuttgart

Performance of Nikos Oikonomopoulos in Messehalle Sindelfingen, Stuttgart, (31. 05.13.)  is one of the most dramatic and well-deserved successes that ever befell this famous singer.

This was the second appearance of Nikos in Germany. Last year he sang one night in Düsseldorf, in the Rex Club, for the audience of young people, who were well aware about all the amazing qualities of this Greek Singing Treasure and his repertoire. Everything went awesome then.

This time the young star was to perform with Stamatis Gonidis, the singer, loved by long - settled in Germany Greek audience, who rushed to see him again, while Nikos Oikonomopoulos for many of them was just a new name.

In the beginning of his programme, Nikos introduced people to his new songs, which are alreadythe leaders of the charts in his home country – “Ora na pigaino”, “Ennoeitai”, “Isihia” and other tracks from his latest, already double platinum album. 

 It turned out that the Greek population of Stuttgart had never heard of th…

Nikos Ikonomopoulos kommt nach : Messe Sindelfingen (Stuttgart)

Griechenlands talentiertester junger Laika Sänger Nikos Ikonomopoulos (Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος), wird in Kürze sein erstes Konzert in Sindelfingen bei Stuttgart geben.
Die glücklichen Menschen die in die "Messe Halle" kommen, werden die höchste Qualität der musikalischen Unterhaltung, der bereits Nikos Ikonomopoulos Markenname geworden ist, erleben.
Auf dieser Veranstaltung präsentiert Nikos unter anderem fünf Songs aus seinen überaus erfolgreichen Alben, darunter sind: Doppel-Platin "Katathesy Psixis" (Opfergabe der Seele), Dreifach-Platin "Doro Gia Sena" (Ein Geschenk für Dich),  viermal Platin-Schallplatte "Tha eimai Edo" und das neue Album, das bereits Doppel-Platin ist - "Ennoeitai"

Für die Konzerte kombiniert Nikos die für ihn speziell geschriebenen Kompositionen zusammen mit einigen alten berühmten Laika Lieder. Seine außergewöhnliche musikalische Begabung, Professionalität und hervorragendes Auftreten machen ihn zum attraktivsten Ente…

O Nίκος Οικονομόπουλος θα εμφανιστεί στο "Messe Halle" της Στουτγκάρδης.

Οι πιο ευτυχισμένοι άνθρωποι είναι εκείνοι που θα συναντήσουν το καλοκαίρι και θα αποχαιρετήσουν την άνοιξη στο Messe Halle, το οποίο βρίσκεται στα προάστια της Στουτγκάρδης, μια πόλη του Sindelfingen. Αυτό οφείλεται στο γεγονός ότι οΝίκος Οικονομόπουλος το πιο λαμπρό αστέρι της ελληνικής μουσικής, θα εμφανιστεί εκεί. Ο Νίκος είναι ένας αγαπημένος τραγουδιστής όχι μόνο στη γενέτειρά του την Ελλάδα. Ο νεαρός ο οποίος διαθέτει μια όμορφη φωνή,  έχει κερδίσει ήδη την αγάπη της Κύπρου και οι συναυλίες του στην Αυστραλία (2012) ήταν ένας μεγάλος θρίαμβος!!!

Η δόξα ήρθε στον γόνο της Πάτρας με τη νίκη του στο "Dream Show 2" το 2006. Τώρα, ο Νίκος είναι κάτοχος πολυ-πλατινένιων και χρυσών δίσκων όπως και άλλων βραβείων. Όμως, η κύρια ανταμοιβή για το Νίκο Οικονομόπουλο είναι η αμετάβλητη επιτυχία του στις ζωντανές εμφανίσεις του και η μεγάλη επιρροή του στο κοινό. Κάθε φορά που τραγουδάει ο Νίκος δημιουργεί μια γιορτή για τους ανθρώπους και καταφέρνει πάντα να γεμίζει του χώρους όπου …

Nikos Oikonomopoulos to sing at Messe Halle, Sindelfingen, Germany!

The happiest people are those who will meet Summer and wave goodbye to Spring at  Messe Halle, which is located in the suburbs of Stuttgart, a city of Sindelfingen.  This is because Nikos Oikonomopoulos , the brightest star of Greek music,  will perform there.

Nikos is a favourite singer not only in his homeland, Greece. The young bearer of a beautiful voice has won the love of Cyprus and created a sensation in 2012, touring Australia. 

The glory came to the native of Patras with his victory of the Alfa TV "Dream Show -2" in 2006. Now Nikos has got under his belt numbers of multi-platinum and gold discs and other prestigious awards. But the main reward for Nikos Oikonomopoulos is his invariable success with the live audience.

Whenever he sings, Nikos always creates a feast for the people and ensures fully packed venues. The secret of Nikos Oikonomopoulos lies not only in the startling beauty of his voice, but also in his irresistible charm and attractive personality. His repe…

Nikos Oikonomopoulos talks to Salonika Video

Nikos Oikonomopoulos answered a few questions by Salonika Video journalist

Nikos said, that he and his colleagues are “in a good mood when we are with good people in such a great city as Thessaloniki”

About their programme, he said (being half-serious):  “We have not got clowns and things like that, we have a laika programme that I do, and of course we have “Melisses" and Katerina Stikoudi, who make the most fashionable things, and it seems for these three weeks that we are here, people liked us and I I'm glad that everything goes well.”
Nikos was speaking about his favourite genre of songs:  “The laika song was, is and always will be the basis of everything for music in Greece. Laika song never dies, even though some people would like to be so, it did not, does not and will never end.”
And he added regarding the way he understands the art of laika entertainment: “It is unnecessary for me to see a clown or an acrobat at laika programme.  I do not mind if someone else does it. We c…

Things Nikos Oikonomopoulos said to

In the interview taken by at FIX (Thessaloniki) Nikos was talking about:


- People of Thessaloniki live in a lighter pace, more relaxed pace...I would say, really, they are born to go to the “bouzoukia”... every time I see it and feel it and I've said that Thessaloniki resembles Patra, I feel like I'm in Patra here: the harbor,  the roads are the same.

What he feels when goes on stage:
- I feel great, I loved it since i was a child.  In the beginning there is a stress, there is always a stress in it, there is nothing for granted,  but it's a very nice feeling.  I can not explain it with words, you have to live it to understand it.
Luck or will
- I do not believe in luck, no luck for me, there is a will.
 Choice of songs

- People who write music and lyrics, gave me good songs, but through all those songs you hear, you must make a choice. ...You must match with the aesthetics of the song, you can not sing something imposed by another person. Nobody can im…

What goes without saying for Nikos Oikonomopoulos?

Just before to start his performances at Fix Live  in Thessaloniki with "Melisses" and Katerina Stikoudi, Nikos Oikonomopoulos spoke to 7 Days TV magazine and referred to such themes as his relationship with the audience, the perfect woman for him and the social networks. Does he feel anxiety with the fact that several seasons he is the first name of the shows?
He replied: "My job has nothing to do with the tinsel like “who is pronounced as the first name”. What is important is to enjoy the program and meet people. This is enough for me. "
His great hit is called a “Εννοείται”  ( can be translated as “It goes without saying”) and Nikos reveals  what goes without saying in his life: "Respect, dignity and love for our fellow man. I think, nowadays, people lost dignity and respect.  People are  isolated and there is almost no social contact between them, only social networks...Nikos does not like to deal with them :”I like to get in touch with the people while I sing…

Nikos Oikonomopoulos as a DJ on radio Sok FM

Last Thursday Nikos Oikonomopoulos not only acted as a radio DJ on Sok FM 104.8 radio (Halkidiki), but also managed to answer multiple and often unexpected questions of the radio host Elina Papila. Their conversation was receiving  impulses from the songs of various singers chosen by Nikos, to which, in turn, were periodically added his own songs, offered by Elina.

It is known that Nikos Oikonomopoulos finished recently the joint performances with Stamatis Gonidis which with big and invariable success took place on one of the prestigious scenes in Athens, at the nightclub "Fever". Now he, together with  Katerina Stikoudi and a band  "Melisses", gives concerts at the club "Fix" in Thessaloniki.

Elina Papila asked, if there is a difference between the audience in Athens and Thessaloniki Nikos was answering, that people in Thessaloniki are easier to become enthusiastic than in Athens. He believes that it is because in Athens people have bigger choice, they can …