Seirios Savvaidis is one of the most unique voices and musicians that you can come across in Greece these days.
Located in the small city of Kavala in the northern-eastern part of the country, he was one of the basic members of the alternative pop-rock band Μωβάστρο (means Purple Star). They recorded together six albums, but although they announced their inevitable split-up in 2013, they fortunately declared on their website that they will come back with a new EP in 2017.
As a solo artist, Seirios Savvaidis has released four albums (one of them consists of live recordings from the Municipal Conservatory of his birthplace), with his last one “Πλανωδία – Planodia” released by Garden of Dreams Records and standing as one of the best albums in last year’s music production of Greece.
A folk-rock gem, deeply influenced by the traditional Greek music and the american/british psychedelic rock and folk of the ‘60s and the ‘70s. His lyrics come in Greek, but his emotional delicacy earned straight away some of beehype’s contributors.
Few weeks ago he decided to share a free cover version of Stereo Nova’s lovely drum’n’bass hymn “Ταξίδι Στη Γη – A Journey To Earth”, sung by critically acclaimed Popi Asteriadi back in 1997.
His warm, respectful approach and his careful arrangements transform the majestic original to a pleasant song with a folky touch, standing full in delicate sadness, choral richness and beauty.
The good news is that in May Seirios is going to release a new EP, “The Marriage Of Wendy”, and we’ve just heard an excellent first song, “Λιμνοθάλασσα“.
Photo credit: Μαρίνα Καραμιχάλη
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