Demetrios Katis

Demetrios Katis

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EPIC, MYTHOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL, FICTION & FANTASY MUSIC SCORES FOR FILM & VIDEO. Contemporary versatile artist and composer of songs, score music and epic orchestral compositons for television and film. 'LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS' WINNER

Biography

Demetrios Katis
Multi Award Winning & Platinum composer

Based in West Hollywood CA & Athens E.U.

*HOLLYWOOD MUSIC AWARDS Winner - Best Classical / Orchestral 2008

*LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS & Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards Winner � International Best Conposer 2008

*He was presented with a framed HOLLYWOOD STAR of WALK of FAME by the LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS, Nov.20th, 2008 at the Music Box Theatre in Hollywood.

* BILLBOARD World Song Contest music Awards WINNER - Soundtrack / Electronica 2008

* LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS WINNER - Best Classical 2007

*ARTEMIS AWARDS by the Euro - American Women's Council - Honoree 2009

* 2 'Los Angeles Music Awards' Nominations for Demetrios Katis in the 'Film Score Orchestral' & 'Classical' categories with the songs 'The Gathering of the Tribes' & 'Hymn and Duty' respectively.

*West Coast Songwriters Honorable Mention

*John Lennon music awards 1st Finalist 2008

100% Songwriting contest Winner France 2008

* 'Just Plain Folks Music Awards' official Nomination 2006

* 'EMI Platinum Disc Winning Composer'.

* His 1st album released via POLYGRAM at the age of 17.

* Greece's biggest selling hard rock / metal band of all time EXORISTOI was founded by Demetrios Katis in 1989 Gold & Platinum record EMI

* Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra performed & recorded Demetrios's masterpieace "Arrogance and Fear"

* The board of directors of the Greek educational institute unanimously approved Demetris' "Blazing March" to be included as part of the high school curriculum in music

* 'LIONS Best Young composer Music Award' Winner

* Demetrios hosts the TV Shows 'MetalMania' & 'Star Club' for the Greek National TV in the 90s
Demetrios produces & presents his own radio programme : "The Dance of the Danans" on "Athens 9.84 FM"

* Demetrios musical work, "Europe Hymn and Duty", featuring the lyrics of Kostas K. Katis (veteran journalist IF J), James Edwards (British Royal Opera) on tenor vocals and Joe Lamachia (CNN,MIRAMAX) as a narrator. "Europe Hymn and Duty" is an epic musical tribute to the historic course of the United Europe, released on CD.

* Numerous US, EU & Canadian film music publishers (Boosey & Hawkes, Dennis Music, Kool Music, Octobertunes, Abaco Library, Feature Sounds, Manifest Media, Sonichouse Publishing, ERM Media, Atlanta Music Group, etc) sign contracts with Demetrios Katis.

* The VICE PRESIDENT of the European Union Commission Mr GUNTER FERHEUGEN writes & sends a personal letter to Demetrios to warmly congratulate him for his Musical Project 'Europe Hymn & Duty', July 2005

* The CULTURAL FOUNDATION of the OFFICIAL UNION of JOURNALISTS in Athens honors & awards Demetrios for his music work at the Union's Hall on 3rd of June 2008.

* NOBEL PRIZE WINNER DR. CHRISTOS ZEREFOS HIGHLY SPEAKS FOR DEMETRIOS MUSIC WORK AT THE ATHENIAN OFFICIAL HALL OF JOURNALISTS ON MONDAY 3RD, JUNE 2008.

CONTACT INFO (Demetrios's representers, agents, managers & publishers around the globe):

Tour Management / Promoter
AMERICAN SHOWCASE PROGRAMS
Steve Williams
amshopro@aol.com

Sylvie Harris
(ALPHA MUSIC GROUP)
New York NY, USA
212 696 7934
info@alphamusicgroup.com

Anthony J. Messina
(AMERICAN ARTISTS ENTERTAINMENT)
Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles USA
215 462 0115 - amessina@aaegec.com

Gene Foley
(FOLEY ENTERTAINMENT)
New Jersey, New York USA
908 684 9400 - DrGeneFoley@aol.com

Anna Chandrinou
DFM Music
Athens GR, E.U.
+30 694 454 5237
info@katismusic.com

Ted Johnson
KOOL MUSIC
Toronto, CANADA
Tel: (416) 533-3520
Ted@koolmusic.com

Wim Bosheck
DENNIS MUSIC PUBLISHERS
Hilversum, HOLLAND E.U.
tel.+31 35 621 2761
mobile.+31 65 399 1280
wim@dennismusic.nl

Alain Leroux
ABACO music Library (Sheerline Music Inc.)
Boca Raton, Florida USA
561 995 0984
promusic-inc@worldnet.att.net

Chris De Maria
SONICHOUSE
Easton PA, USA
sonichouse@att.net

Michael Shaw
BOOSEY & HAWKES
London ENGLAND, UK
+020 7054 7270
michael.shaw@boosey.com

contact Demetrios Katis directly:
Demetris@KatisMusic.com
UStoll free 1-866 311 0867
Europe +30 694 454 5237

Lyrics

Europe - Hymn & Duty

Written By: Poetry by KONSTANTINOS KATIS - Music by DEMETRIOS KATIS


Narration: JOE LAMACHIA (Miramax films, ABC, CNN, HBO, etc..)

Lead Vocals: JAMES EDWARDS (Royal English Opera)

Favorite of the gods – Goddess you are!
Cast and spread the Apollonian light
And give peace so as to suckle and feed
The thirsty lips of the nation’s peoples.

Light of the universe which knows no setting,
Burning with your gaze the darkness and gloom
You are the hope, and the dream and the kiss
And you bring warmth to the hearts of all men.

Forge the way to the future broad and wide
With the hatchet of love – brightly shining –
Don wings, give spirited breath, do not stop!
And lay carpets of laurel upon its passing.

Notion of contest, beautiful maiden –
A wreath of glory for spirit and for strength –
And with the torch of peace you bring light
To people and nations – even to the Gods!

You, who give birth to the wise and heroes,
Send the blast of the trumpet far beyond
So the voice of harmony will be heard
And the message of concord will spread.

Invest science with prudence and wisdom,
So that it may properly serve mankind
And with the flame of your soul incinerate
Fear – and also the wings and pinions of war.

Rise high up and lean against the sun
Adorning yourself with its golden wreath
So Goddess of love you shall now shine forth
With the first sweet yearnings of youth.

The eyes which behold you – of all the world
Beseeching justice and a kind smile
For the fruits, the knowledge and the word
all children of the Sun and of the Earth!

Europe united, eternal in your youth,
You who have wisely endowed your peoples
The price of democracy you exact
In words and deeds – with courage in your heart.

Fly high up with the gust of wind
And, chisel in hand, carve creatures of sky
So that they may sing the hymn to life
Throughout time’s ages – without end.

“Oh! Europe!
Mother and Daughter
Of glorious nations”

This work is protected by US, EU and International laws
Copyright © 2004 Konstantinos Katis
DFM-Film Music, all rights reserved.
Copyright © 2004 Demetrios K. Katis.

It Hurts Me

Written By: Demetrios Katis (composer) - Charlotte Hannon (lyrics)

It Hurts Me

You tell me I'm the air you breathe
Oh I try to inhale you babe like I know I should
You offer your heart and soul to me
Oh if I could take it babe you know I would

I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
Seeing you cry
But I’m trying to be fair
You know I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
I know you’d love to hear me lie

Keep on telling myself
Telling myself
You know I would if I could

I know there is nothing you wouldn't do babe
Oh I've seen how hard you try to be what I need
Your love is the kind doesn't fade

And I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
Seeing you cry
But I’m trying to be fair
You know I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
I know you’d like to hear me lie

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Keep on telling myself
Telling myself
You know I would if I could

I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
Seeing you cry
But I’m trying to be fair
You know I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
I know you’d love to hear me lie

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

Keep on telling myself
Keep on telling myself
You know I would if I could

Let Freedom Reign

Written By: D.Katis (composer) - C.Hannon (lyrics)

Let Freedom Reign

I left out early morning
Headin' southbound in the rain
Leavin' north winds behind me
And a whole lotta pain
I'm goin' where the sun shines
Where a man can call me friend
And a girl raised on kindness
Might give a man a chance

I'm going home, home where freedom reigns
I'm going home, home where freedom reigns
I'm going home, home where freedom reigns

I'm just a working man
With a very simple plan
Won't wear these chains anymore
Let freedom reign

I bought me a ticket
When I was still quite young
I lusted after riches
Said I was gonna get me some
But a fools gold will soon tarnish
And look like a metal chain
And a body can get fat
While a soul starves to death

I'm going home where freedom reigns
I'm going home where freedom reigns
I'm going home where freedom reigns

I'm just a working man
With a very simple plan
Don’t need these chains anymore
Let freedom reign


Let freedom reign

Tomb of Doom (acoustic version)

Written By: Demetrios Katis (music) - Charlotte Hannon (lyrics)

Feel the walls
Slowly caving in
And the floor buckle as you run
Round your cage
No there's no escape
From what you yourself create
Now he's here
Here to finish this
It's your tomb
Your tomb of doom

instrumental

Written By: instrumental

instrumental

soundtrack / instrumental

Written By: Demetrios Katis

soundtrack / instrumental

world / intrsumental

Written By: Demetrios Katis

world / intrsumental

Hymn and Duty

Written By: Demetrios Katis

soundtrack / instrumental

Elysian Fields

Written By: Demetrios Katis

instrumental

Greek Easter

Written By: Demetrios Katis

lyrics in Greek

Discography


1986 - "Dorians, Return to Earth" album - Polygram
1989 - The Exiles - album - EMI
1991 - Nineteen - album - Harvest EMI
1992 - "Classic Metal Ballads" CD - "I Make a Wish" track
1993 - Redeemer - album - Harvest EMI
1996 - Night on The Murs - album - Harvest EMI
1997 - Demetri's Collection
1998 - The Best's Generation - EMI
2000 - The Blazing March, from Genesis to Europe
- Virgin Classics
2005 - Europe Hymn and Duty

Music Libraries & Publishers around the world:

BOOSY & HAWKES / ABACO library (Globetrotter Vol2 CD) Florida / LA, USA / UK.

KOOL MUSIC (Orchestral 1 CD) Toronto Canada.

DENNIS MUSIC library (Epid Drama CD) UK & Holland.

Television shows
Metal Mania on ET1
Star Club on NET
Music, Human & Landscape on Tele City


Radio programmes
'The Dance of the Danans' & '984 Melodic Nights on Athens 98.4 FM.