Hey I'm EJK,
I am a musician, singer songwriter & recording artist :P I play piano, guitar & I sing. I’m of British birth but raised on the Greek Island of Lesvos for 16 years. I am 17 years old now so pretty much all my life.
My first album is called "15 Years", my second one which has just been recorded is called “Sweet 16” and has just been released in hard copy . All of the songs are written by me, the lyrics come mostly from my life, experiences & observations. The music is mostly acoustic & rock but generally there is a huge variety.
My first album I decided to record at Lands End studio with Robbie Ballhause in Hannover Germany.
My second was actually done in my home town of Mytilene in a little studio called Nataraza with Stratis Antiparmakis. On both I worked together with some great musicians who worked under great pressure and showed amazing skill and patience! I wanted to keep the "real" sound of my music so I insisted upon it being live recordings. Everyone agreed this was a great idea but it did put all involved under a bit more pressure and added to the work load. The other amazing thing about the first album was none of us had ever played together before, the drummer hadn't even heard most of the songs! They all showed how amazingly talented they are and I think because of this we found a really fresh and unique sound.
From the begging where:
Kai Alex Stöber - Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Voice and a great friend but swears. (Metal)
Demos Horn - Percussion, Drums, an amazing musician who has a huge future also. (Jazz)
(Both of them a bad influence, swearing and making up rude songs, doing really stupid things but professional and I wouldn't want to work with any other musicians for the world)
And then for the second album we had 2 more great musicians joined us:
Ben Sullivan – Electric guitarist, amazing soloist, always wearing sun glasses. (Blues)
Marina Gounari – Vocalist, the always enthusiastic one, she will do great things. (Pop)
Also on the first album :
Robbie Ballhause – Guitar and click master (Folk)
And on the second album:
Stratis Antiparmakis – Drummer, keyboard player, experimenter (All music)
(As you can see we are a weird bunch with different tastes but some how it works.)
I began really writing songs at age of eleven which is the first song on my first CD called Future, at fourteen my first famous song “pink is not a colour its an attitude” finished in the number one position after I entered it into the Beat 100 charts in March 2013. To date this song has had over 100,000 views on the internet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z94V18B1xuE
The publicity that came with my big win meant that I was in the national spotlight. My story was featured in many newspapers both national and local. I gave many live radio interviews and two TV interviews to national TV stations, one of which was live where i also performed my winning song. I was also given special awards by the Mayor of the island and by the head of the North Aegean education authority as I had used the publicity to highlight some of the issues facing students in Greece.
Some of my newspaper articles and TV interviews can be seen here:http://www.pinterest.com/ellenisworkshop/ejk-videos-press-reports/
Since my win i have performed on stage many times both solo and with my rock group “The Reapers”. “The Reapers” have also played as support group for visiting famous groups here on the island.
I am also one of the founding members of "The Siberian Hamsters"
I mostly taught myself guitar starting at age 5, using the internet and soaking up small lessons from visiting musicians. I now attend a music school here on the island which has given me new opportunities to learn new skills on piano and guitar and also to work with other musicians on collaborative projects.
I speak three languages fluently, Greek, English and German, and working on a fourth.http://cdbaby.com/link