Friday, March 29, 2013

Nikos Oikonomopoulos: talking to the TV show "Koritsa gia spiti"

Nikos Oikonomopoulos was talking to the TV show "Koritsa gia spiti" and declared that people are not stupid and can understand if  you are genuine ...
He never takes the telephone numbers to call to the magazines to be photographed and believes that it is not for the public what he is doing in his personal life and he has never given the right (to show it) ...

He prefers to have meaningful conversations rather than thoughtless words and feels very uncomfortable in front of the cameras, because he says things he feels and sometimes better not to...
He is annoyed with the "judges" from television who think they know everything and have an opinion on all the issues ..

He likes to flirt while sings because he wants women to listen to him and to have fun ...
He admitted, he can be jealous in relationship, but it does not go beyond the limits of dignity and he never humiliates a woman...
He looks deep within , he  is very balanced and he has no the courtiers but he has got close  friends who love him and tell him the truth ...
He has risked much in his life but the biggest fear for him is the hospitals …..

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Double Platinum "Ennoeitai" by Nikos Oikonomopoulos

(By Nikoleta  Peraki)

On Friday, March 8, 2013 the famous singer Nikos Oikonomopoulos was awarded with Double Platinum CD in the presence of a multitude of artists, colleagues and friends who came to the nightclub «Fever» to share the joy of a wonderful evening!  

From the beginning “Fever” was packed up.
The first part of the program was presented by  the new and beautiful voices (such as Maria Egglezou and Katerina  Stikoudi) to heat the atmosphere to red.

Nikos Oikonomopoulos came on stage along with the director of the company MINOS EMI Margarita  Matsa and director of the radio station "Lampsi 92.3" Makis Pounentis.  They were followed by all the authors of the winning CD awarded for their achievements.  Among them we saw lyricists Eleni Giannatsoulia, Niki Papatheochari, Nikos Doulamis, Lemonis  Skopelitis and composers Panos Kapiris , Dimitris Paraskevopoulos, Christian Doulamis and others.....

Nikos Oikonomopoulos thanked the record company for their tremendous work,  Makis  Pounendis for radio support, and, also, one by one all the authors for contributing such successful songs for his album. Of course, Nikos did not forget to thank from the bottom of his heart all the people who contributed to this result of his success!

There were some more beautiful surprises for the audience this evening, as there were Giannis Plutarxos and Nikos Vertis among the public, to share the joy of their colleague’s success!

  Makis  Pounendis, Giannis Ploutarxos and Margarita Matsa

Nikos, as a true professional and respectful man, descended from the stage and headed initially towards the table of Giannis Plutarxos.  Giannis  said: "Congratulations, Niko!  Always success!  Laiko voice!  Good guy!  Golden guy, honestly!   Humble on stage and humble with people!  Well deserved! I wish you the best from my heart!  May there always be those songs for such a wonderful voice! "

 Eleni Giannatsoulia and Giannis Ploutarxos

Then Giannis Plutarxos sang his hit "Fovamai pos". Plenty of flowers literally swarmed them and photographers’ flashes fell like rain!
 Then it was a turn for Nikos Vertis.  Nikos Oikonomopoulos gave him the microphone and Vertis could sing for the sake of the insistently asking him to do that audience! The entertainment lasted till the early hours, with Stamatis Gonidis  lifting the spirit of people high!


Translated from Greek by Guido

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Double Platinum Award for the CD "Ennoeitai" by Nikos Oikonomopoulos

 (written by Mari Anastasiou)

On Friday, 8th of March, 2013, there was a big celebration held at the nightclub “ Fever “ in Athens : the new album by Nikos Oikonomopoulosc “Ennoeitai”  was awarded  with the Double Platinum disc
Makis Pounentis, the director of the radio” Lampsi 92,3” and Margaritsa Matsa, a general manager of EMI (Greece)  solemnly handed the award and plaques to the artist and all the creators of this CD.

The music for this successful work was composed by Panos Kapris, George Sabanis,  Nikos and Christian Doulamis, Lemonis  Skopelitis,  Giannis  Jeremias  and Dimitris Paraskevopoulos with lyrics by Eleni Giannatsoulia, Niki Papatheochari, Fontas Theodorou, Nektarios Tirakis and Nikos Gristis,  besides,  two songs were composed by the tandem  Christodoulos  Siganos & Valentino . 

Among the persons who were there to congratulate Nikos for his success were Giannis Plutarxos  and Nikos Vertis!

Giannis Ploutarxos said: "Congratulations, Niko!  Always success!  Laiko voice!  Good guy!  Golden guy,honestly!   Humble on stage,  humble with people!  Well deserved! I wish you the best from my heart!  May there always be those songs for such a wonderful voice.! " … After that  he sang  "Fovamai  pos" 

Nikos Vertis also said:  "I want to tell you that you are one of the artists I love.  Good on you to sing the right songs! I wish you the star of your life and God to be always above your head, in your life and in your job, because you deserve it! Bravo for everything! "

Among other celebrities to be found at the night there were Maria Bekatorou with her husband Anthonis  Alevizopoulos,  Katerina Kenourgiou  with her friends, many artists and song writers.
Nikos Economopoulos continues his appearances with Stamatis Gonidis  and Katerina Fever for one more week.
As it is announced, Nikos Oikonomopoulos soon to appear at the club  FIX in Thessaloniki, together with the Melisses and Katerina Stikoudi  ,  starting  from  Friday, March 22!

Translated from Greek by Guido

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Nikos Oikonomopoulos talks to “Ego Weekly“ magazine

Having family is a dream of Nikos Oikonomopoulos and  he reveals in an interview to the magazine “Ego Weekly”  that as soon as he find the woman for him he will go with her up the stairs of the church!
 Meanwhile, the singer talks about the difficulties he has passed through, his faith in God and the love of people!
"I like family and many children. That is the purpose of every human life, "says Nikos and not hiding, that, though he still did not reach his 30, he hopes in near future to wear a groom suite.
The charming singer admits he has been fascinated many times, but has not found the right woman yet!  "I think it will happen right," he says and describes her as a woman with who he will meet a mutual love, respect of each other and understanding.
 "From my young age I have been through many tests. Thanks God I made it through and I am glad and happy that my life went ahead.  So I wish all the people who have lived in difficult situations ", says Nikos, who frequently visited a church near his home and met there two wise men  who, he says,  helped him a lot psychologically.

Referring to the fact that he became known through television broadcast, the singer emphasizes that it was not a reality, but a talent show, to which he would go again if to turn the time back.
 "There is no easy way. I went to a talent show trying to highlight my talent. With my effort I managed to do what I have made so far, whether it is little or much ... ", he adds.
 "I like the laika song and will serve it as long as I sing",  Nikos makes  it clear, refusing the possibility to see him in Eurovision since, obviously, it is a party to entertain some people and not to serve something about the music of our country.
  Finally, the singer notes that he is a spender and tries to manage his finances properly.

He wishes himself and all the people to be healthy and to make things better for everyone, and concludes: "I do not want to be pessimistic. I believe things will work for everyone. I do not believe that such a decent nation after so many years will not reach its target.  Just we need to be united and not to look how everyone fills up their pocket. “

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nikos Oikonomopoulos spoke to the host of MTV show Greeklips.

Nikos Oikonomopoulos is the first artist who appeared at the show «Greeklips»,   MTV (this was broadcast on Monday,  the 4th of March, 2013)
Evangelia Aravani, «Greeklips» host, met him at a special concert for his fans  (Unplugged party at FIX, 27.02.13.) and spoke with him exclusively for MTV.
The popular singer wished Evangelina  every success with her new show:
"I'm a very lucky sign,  so it should go well,  I  hope and believe."
"It’s not  often I have an opportunity to sing other artists’ songs and it  is something I wanted to do.
 I mean songs that touch me and, I believe, other people too, "said Nikos answering Evangelia's question about  the reason he choose not to sing a lot of his own pieces that night, but songs by other artists.
Who is your favourite artist who would like to work with with?:
" Dimitris Mitropanos , a great artist who passed away recently and wanted to work with him.
I worked with Giannis Parios and we have very good relationship.  Another one is  Giannis Poulopoulos, I know him but I have not worked with him yet. "
Which is the first song you would like to sing, if any?
" Lipisou me "by Giannis Parios", this one came instantly to my mind...."
If not a talent show, would you follow your career?.
"I do not mind at all that I started from there. I went to "sell" my voice, not for something else. This is my path, but if I did not go there, still this would be my path, because I chose to do this" 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Nikos Oikonomopoulos Unplugged at FIX

 А concert with an unusual title - Exclusive Unplugged Nikos Oikonomopoulos - organized by radio Rhythmos 94.9 was held at the nightclub FIX, on Wednesday, the 27th of February.

Music today is technically equipped till the point the voice of the singer sometimes hardly can be heard because of the many effects used by the sound engineers. That's why it is especially valuable that Nikos Oikonomopoulos appeared before his ardent admirers, accompanied by a small ensemble of mostly acoustic instruments. Microphone in his hand played the role of a humble assistant, without any frills added to the sound.

This evening Nikos decided to show what he likes in music, and what he would like his audience to become familiar with and love. He said this at the beginning of the concert and confirmed his words in an interview with Star TV.
It is always difficult to sing in front of a small audience (especially since Nikos Oikonomopoulos is more used to the great crowded halls) due the intense attention of the listeners.  Nikos shared his feelings about it, saying that he always has the fear of performance, but it all goes away as soon as he appears on stage “Before I go on stage, my hands and legs are shaking, but as soon as I am there and feel the love and aura of the audience, everything disappears.
Indeed, once again he stunned the listeners by the marvelous beauty of his voice and heartfelt performance of songs, which mostly were the interpretations of the repertoire of the other singers.

Nikos' main goal was to give something unusual to his fans.  He said in his interview, that he wants people not just to listen to him, but turn their attention to the songs by other artists. So, it was a sort of a promotional mission to support his colleagues, the talented singers of a few generations.

Within a short time, in a one-hour concert, Nikos Oikonomopoulos was able to present to his audience perfectly performed gems of the Greek song from Vasilis Papkonstantinou, Haris Aleksiou, Giannis Poulopoulos, Pyx Lax, Michalis Hatzigiannis, Orfeas  Peridis, Antonis Vardis, Giannis Parios, Dimitris Mitropanos.  Even more than that: he sang in original language a Serbian song "Lane Moje" (famous Eurovision 2004 hit by Zeljko Joksimovic), which Nikos earlier sang live on stage, but this time it was a different interpretation.  Same as all the songs he sang at this concert, this number obtained more personal, more chamber sound, with the gently taken high notes - professionals call this high –class technique “Mezzo Voce”. 
In regards of him taking part in Eurovision, Nikos said he does not like this contest, but he wishes success to this year contestants (Greece in Eurovision 2013 to be presented by the  Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis )
Out of the songs of his own, originally written for him repertoire, Nikos sang   “Ennoeitai” and “Koita na mathaineis”.... Both compositions sounded in a new way, with a fair amount of improvisation in them. Particularly impressive was the free flight of his creative imagination in the last song.
It would be unfair to keep silent about the splendour of the accompaniment, because the band musicians was an equal part in this high-profile gig. Their rendition of the composition "Dust In The Wind" by Kansas, which was played by the band at the beginning of the concert, created a unique atmosphere of the night.

Finally, it's important to say that Nikos Oikonomopoulos again made us surprised and pleased not only with his voice, but also with his attention to his colleagues, his constant concern for the destiny of his beloved genre of  Laika songs.