MANOLIS' recordings combine musicianship and audio engineering science skills for a polished, beautiful result. His inspiration comes from many sources, including great recording artists and engineers through the Pop, R & B, and Funk of Prince, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Hall & Oates. He also draws inspiration from the post-concert tour Beatles and Beach Boys records – when they broke ground with new sounds, new techniques unavailable in concert.
Manolis plays piano and keyboards, bass, guitar, drums, ukulele, melodica and glockenspiel. This wide range of instrumentality allows him to fully accomplish his genre-jumping albums which still seamlessly come together as a whole.
As he articulates, “I prefer the Do-It-Yourself approach on making music and videos, ‘cause I want the listener and viewer to get my point of view on everything.” He carefully crafts the music and lyrics, performs his vision, shooting and directing his own videos and finally mixing and mastering his own work.
Manolis' music videos have more than 1.000.000 views on YouTube and he is constantly striving to better connect musically and lyrically with his growing audience.
Watch the "Desert of Silence" album videos at youtube.com/iamMANOLIS
released September 12, 2011
Written, produced, arranged and performed by MANOLIS
Music & Lyrics by MANOLIS. All instruments and vocals by MANOLIS except 'Gia Panta (Forever)' backing vocals by Artemis.