Ciccada

Ciccada

 Athens, Attica, GRC
BandFolkClassic Rock

Biography

CICCADA

The music of CICCADA is a mix of rock, jazz, folk and Western European legacy from the middle-ages to 20th century. It is based on strong melodic lines and is mainly influenced by some fine progressive bands and artists of the `70`s like Alan Stivell, Spirogyra, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, Gryphon, Renaissance, Al Stewart, Strawbs, Curved Air,Hatfield & the North and classical innovators
Béla Bartók & I.Stravinsky The group was formed in April 2005 by flutist Nicolas Nikolopoulos (who plays also the keyboards) and fellow guitar player Yorgos Mouchos. A little after, singer Evangelia Kozoni joined the duo and this is the core of the band until today. After a series of constantly changing line-ups (including a male singer, bass, cello, clarinet, trumpet, piano & drums players) and several gigs in Athens hometown, the act is consolidated with the addition of bass player Omiros Komninos in 2009 and with this formation, they enter the studio in Milan, Italy during July of the same year to record their first album .
“A Child in the mirror” was released June 2010 on FADING RECORDS, a division of ALTROCK PRODUCTIONS. Amongst many guest participations there are special contributions from members of famous Italian bands YUGEN ( P.BOTTA, P.CAVEDON,V.CIPOLLONE, M.SIGNO,) and DFA (A. DE GRANDIS).
A major event in their career was their participation in 2011 Jazz & ??a?e?? festival in Patras. A reissue of their music in vinyl format was out in April 2011,by Missing Vinyl Records.

Lyrics

EPIRUS

Written By: G.MOUHOS/ N.NIKOLOPOULOS

EPIRUS (A MOUNTAIN SONG)

As I look back at the first light of memory,
sweet days and nights, thrilled with secrets of mother earth.
Hidden treasures, I kept inside me...

Hey, old man, drink, tell the same old story, keep the flame still burning,
speak of dawns that never end, and days that melt into the stars.

I love your smile, pearl of every season,
of your fine tears now I see the reason,
I trust your eyes, when you cry for my land,
I want to keep your fine promise,
"this world`s a world of mine."

As the sky weaves his night dress, sleepless creatures sing for mother nature`s endless love :
"All is God`s fire, profound desire."

I love your smile, pearl of every season,
of your fine tears now I see the reason,
I trust your eyes, when you cry for my land,
I want to keep your fine promise,
"this world`s a world of mine."

A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS

Written By: G.MOUHOS/ N.NIKOLOPOULOS


THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS.

Joyfull stream, life`s sweet name, don`t be fool to pass it by.
A garden of delights, a gift of a magic kind of humor.
You will find no meanings, no answers,
so meet me there, where the kind sound of flutes just heal the pain.
The motion of the ageless must go on and on and on and on,`till all taste the same fruit-full tree.

We have been told it`s a sin,
that the blood in our veins is not Him.
Again the old feast, but now, we`ve learned the rules of the game.

Garden of delights,blowing passionate winds,
when you come in, I`m sure, you`ll see the weirdest of dreams.

Long time ago when the first light was born,
you remember, it was the promise you made to obey.
We stole the holy fire, bleeding heroes, but still we didn`t find peace,
eyes so blind, the garden of delights, for us is waiting.

Paradox dream world, a neverland of mind.
Under blue skies pink flower castles with blossoms on top,
fishes out of water, flying dancers and creatures of strange shape,
giant grapes and strawberries for all,
crystal nests of love keep bodies warm.

Timeless garden, mirror of the soul, the altar of a magical rite of all our senses.

Joyfull stream, life`s sweet name, don`t be fool to pass it by.
In the garden of delights, we shall learn to play and love again, and we`ll cast the spell of the tree.

We have been told it`s a sin ,
that the blood in our veins is not Him.
We`ll take the old risk, but now, the fear is gone with the wind.

SHE WENT FOR LOVE

Written By: G.MOUHOS/ N.NIKOLOPOULOS


She went for love
NARRATOR:
To heel the king, here`s the chance, no one knows the art better than her.
She asks her heart to name the prize, everybody sees the love in her eyes

GILETTE:
-Promise me, my lord, that he will be mine.
If I heel you not, give me the cruel death at the stake,
he is my sun, this is my fate: to love him!

NARRATOR- GILETTE:
Rider, rider, hiding your face!
He took her (my) happiness away!
GILETTE:
-I want him back...
NARRATOR:
-He doesn`t love you...
GILETTE:
-...here by my side...
NARRATOR:
-...you will wait for ever.
GILETTE:
-...for all my life!
NARRATOR:
-A cruel man...
GILETTE:
-What a starless night, words as cold as ice!
No tears, women with brave broken hearts always fight for true love!

GILETTE:
Long time ago a man has stolen my heart,
and now I hide, lying in wait to hold him gently in my arms...

GILETTE- NARRATOR:
In the darkness pleasure they (we) find.
How strange the games of his mind.
GILETTE :
-A sweet delight!
BERTRAND:
-Here comes the sunrise!
GILETTE:
-Your precious ring...

BERTRAND:
-You deserve it`s fine grace...
GILETTE :
... I wear in my hand!
BERTRAND:
A proof of love !
GILETTE :
-Time is on my side,
here`s you and your bride.
GILETTE-BERTRAND :
Lovin`, singin` the finest of songs in the dawn of our life!

Discography

"A Child in the mirror" : CD-Fading records 001-- 2010
"A Child in the mirror" : LP -Missing Vinyl - MV998-- 2011
"Decameron" (Collective CD-participation with
"She went for love") - Musea FGBG 4875--2011
The whole CD had airplay in U.S.A., Italy, Greece, at least.

Set List

-CICCADA
-EPIRUS
-GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
-A STORYTELLER`S DREAM
-THE SNOWGOOSE (COVER)
-ISABELLA SUNSET
-SHE WENT FOR LOVE
-AN ENDLESS SEA