Kalliopi

Kalliopi

 Athens, Attica, GRC
BandRockPop

Rocking power n pop sensibility, raw guitars and punky vibe..
Dominant vocals with a classic darkness in delivery tying influences together Blondie meets Pink with and a toss of Joan Jett and Madonna meets the band Garbage.

Biography

Kalliopi is a pop-rock singer/songwriter from Greece. She has released an album with 11 original songs called Around the world at Mikros Heros / General Publishing Company www.mikrosheros.com The album is in a much rockier vein than her previous productions and guitar based sound. It was recorded at Vox Studio in Athens/Greece by Kalliopi/vocals, Spyros Kontakis/guitar, Alkis Missirlis/drums, Barry Zealy/bass/vocals. The mixing did Alex Newport www.alexnewport.com and mastering Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound Mastering, NY.
Kalliopi has performed in various venues in London, like Betsew Trotwood, Rock Garden, Pop Bar, Infinity Club, George and Dragon and the Hope & Anchor in Islington.
Influenced by various artists from the 60’s, 80’s and 90’s and her greek background, has been writing powerful, dynamic pop-rock songs with melodies you carry with you. Vocals flow from smooth and whispery to aggressive, punky and quirky. She’s got a great ear for languages and was natural to find herself writing English and also French lyrics. “You may not have heard of her yet, but with a multi-talented, multi-lingual repertoire, chances are she will burst on to the world stage soon” – European Weekly
Kalliopi graduated from the German School of Athens and went on to the Arts Theatre of Karolos Koun to become an actress. She has played many lead parts in the theatre, mostly at the Arts Theatre of Karolos Koun.
As a singer she collaborated with well-known producer Coti K. in a remake of some of Lena Platonos songs that was released by FM Records. The album was produced by Konstantin B. She put in distinctive airy/breathy vocals, improvising melodies in the song called “Roumanian Emigrants”, it was a project that went also live at Rodon Club, the biggest rock venue in Athens. Working as a singer – she has basically worked everywhere from piano restaurants and hotels singing jazz, latin and greek music to groovy clubs and live venues singing pop hits, disco, dance - she met some of the best musicians around and formed a band called minima”. That led to an album released by Lyra/MBI Records. Kalliopi joined Christos Dantis – major pop-rock artist in Greece - as a supporting act for his concerts and later with her band “minima”. She appeared with him in many concerts at festivals, small venues and clubs all around Greece, in Cyprus and Germany.
Kalliopi is influenced by a wide range of artists including U2, Rolling Stones, B52’s, Sting, Blondie, The Kinks, PJ Harvey, Madonna, Garbage, Nirvana, The Cranberries, David Bowie, Alanis Morissete, Led Zeppelin, Joy Division, White Stripes.

Lyrics

Around the World

Written By: Kalliopi

Around the World

From the West Coast
To the French Riviera
The London Eye
Melbourne and Vatican
Hello Tokyo
Greece, New Mexico
New Orleans, Paris, Monako

I’ll see you round baby
Around the world we meet
Seee you round sweet baby
Round and around and round the world

Why tomorrow
Why not now we pack and leave
What if there’s no tomorrow
What if it all ends suddenly
For you and me

I’ll see you round baby
Around the world we meet
Seee you round sweet baby
Round and around and round the world

Brighton, Amsterdam, Berlin and Marakesh
Canary Islands, Brazil and Budapest

I’ll see you round baby
Around the world we meet
Seee you round sweet baby
Round and around and round the world

Why tomorrow
Why not now we pack and leave
Why tomorrow
I got everything we need
One way go
Anywhere you’ll choose
Pick a place
Got nothing to lose
Nothing to lose

Fire and Sea

Written By: Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

FIRE AND SEA
Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

Fire and sea
Rocks to crumble
Heavy storm is my love
Crossing roads
Rails that rumble
You’ll never get too close

Fine by me, so right you see
So right to be on the highway speed, oh oh
Fine by me, so right it seems
So right to danse on the highspeed road

A born liar
The whole world’s loved one
What a fighter
My love
Burning sky
The world’s hero
All to defy in all

Fine by me, so right you see
So right to be on the highway speed, oh oh
Fine by me, so right it seems
So right to danse on the highspeed road

Undefined love, a never ending tide
Turning mills, changing mind
Undefined love, waving feels like
Never ending tide, turning mills
Changing mind, Undefined love
Undefined love, Undefined love

Fine by me, so right you see
So right to be on the highway speed, oh oh
Fine by me, so right it seems
So right to danse on the highspeed road

I like you

Written By: Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

I LIKE YOU
Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

Ah ah, there’s no doubt
You got me wrapped around your finger
you know me inside out
Ah ah, ah ah you rock me now
You take me up, you take me down
you make me follow you around

Cause I like you, yeah, yeah
And I like you ah, ah
And I like you, yeah, yeah
and I like you, like you, like you,
and the things that you do

Ah, ah there’s no doubt
You bring me up, you bring me down
You keep me hanging around
Ah, ah the things you forget
You’re always out and about
You’re playing hard to get

And I like you, yeah, yeah
And I like you, yeah, yeah, yeah
And I like you, oh, oh, oh, oh
And I like you, like you, like you, like you, like you
And the things that you do, ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh

The things that you do, the things that you do, I kind of like the things that you do
The feel of your touch I want it so much, you come to my dreams, I go to extremes
And all that you do, I like it too, I want to think only of you
The things that you do, The things that yoI kind of like the things that you do

And I like you, yeah yeah…

Naked

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

NAKED

I’m driving this car
As fast as I can
I’ve come so far
I could do it again

God only knows I’ve tried a thousand times
To make dreams come true
now there’s nothing else left for me to do
And it feels like I’m

Naked
Here with you
I can’t pretend no more
And I just can’t fake it

I’m driving this car
As fast as I can
I’ve come so far
Could do it again

Walking down the same old streets
Going home to the same old things
Overexposed
Overwrought
Standing right here
I’m

Naked, aah, Naked
Here with you
standing all naked
I can’t pretend no more
And I just can’t fake it—

And I won’t pretend, that I can make it
I won’t pretend, I can’t fake it

Love on the streets

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

LOVE ON THE STREETS

I can take away
All your frustration
And put a smile back on your face
Take you for a walk
I’ll show you what I got
I’ll give you a real special treat
Come on

You find love, Love on the streets
You find love, You know what I mean
You find love, Out on the streets
You find love, Good, good love yeah

I can take you out
Of your misery
And put some life back to your pace

Follow me round the block
I’ll show you what I got
Something just right for your taste
Come on

Need pleasure you got it, over the measure here you’ll find it
Hidden treasure it’s yours to grab it
Need some action, more satisfaction, body attraction

You’ll find love, love on the streets
You find Love , you know what I mean
You find love, Love on the Streets
You find Love, Good Good Love

Till the day I die

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

TILL THE DAY I DIE

I can’t stop, I can’t be moderate
I wanna rock, I wanna rock this world
Shaka shaka shaka and break this heart
Be on the move, Feel the groove and get crazier, crazier

Till the day I die, Till the day I die, Till the day I die

I wanna fight
I wanna kick some ass
Just be alive
So electrified
Get you get you, get you, get you get you up
Gotta break the rules
And I can’t, I can’t, I can’t stop
See is easy yeah, easy yeah and we’re making it easier

Till the day I die……

I can’t stop
I can’t play innocent
Gotta head up, look up to the end
I can’t stop I can’t be moderate
I wanna rock, I wanna rock this world
I can’t stop
I can’t play innocent
Gotta head up, stand up to the end
Shake this body to insanity
Breaka, break the rules of gravity
I can’t stop, I can’t play innocent
Gotta head up, look up to the end
I can’t stop, I can’t be moderate
I wanna rock, I wanna rock this world
Till the day I die

Killing me

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

KILLING ME

One day you asked me if I wanted to play
A game I thought at first that was okey
But soon I found myself so deeply hit
With love I kept well hid

We sang and danced we made love all night long
But I was the weak and you were the strong
This game we played only made sad
and left me with a broken heart


I can’t go on Ican’t carry on
It’s killing me day by day
I can’t go on I can’t carry on
And it’s killing me inside

I had a secret hope you’d change with time
That I’d unlock your heart and make you mine
But all my will to show you love was in vain
And left me with more pain

I tried to make this love look real for me
But people everywhere kept telling me
Open your eyes girl why can’t you see
The man is just having fun

I can’t go on Ican’t carry on
It’s killing me day by day
I can’t go on I can’t carry on
And it’s killing me inside

I gave you all, I gave you all of me
I gave everything away oh
I gave all I gave all of me
And now it’killing me

I look around for salvation I gotta break this relation
Not even one single moment with you no more ,
You came so suddenly to me you thought you could easily fool me
But I saw finally finally through you the true you the true you

Simple Things

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

SIMPLE THINGS

When you’ve got no one
To scratch your back
Help you with the supermarket bags
Hold your hand at the dentist’s waiting room
Chill out in a café down the road

Then What
You say
So What You Say
Then What
You say
What you say, what you say

I want simple things, just simple things, Aaah
I want simple things, just simple things, Aaah

Got too many missing parts
Got no one to share my toothbrush
Need the long walks in the park
A lazy day in a big hug

Then What You say
So what you Say
Then what you say
What you say, what you say

I want simple things, just simple things, Aaah
I want simple things, just simple things, Aaah

Another Chance

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

ANOTHER CHANCE

For so long
So long
I have traveled
On my own

I was out in the rain
With no one to talk to
There was no one who cared
I was out in the rain
Calling your name
Calling a friend

Give me another
Give me another chance
This time I know I can
This time I’ll make it last

I know I got
Carried away
I let myself
Drift away
But now I’m here I’m back
Trying to reach to your heart
And make you see
But now I’m back and I’m and I’m still standing
Please open up and let me in..

Give me another
Give me another chance
This time I know I can
This time I’ll make it last
Give me another
Give me another chance
Try to forgive me
And Give me a second chance

Loneliness

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Kalliopi Saratsopoulou

LONELINESS

How can I ever let you go
How can I be on my own
All all alone

What can I do
How do I say
That I still need you everyday
Don’t, don’t walk away

Cause loneliness will come my way once more
And my heart’s not ready yet to say hello
Loneliness will come to me once more
And my heart’s not strong enough to say
Say no

I just can’t give it up
The thought of you and me being apart
How you broke my heart

I just can’t sleep at night
My heart is giving one more fight
Tonight

So loneliness won’t come to me no more
This time my heart will leave no open door
Loneliness won’t come to me no more
This time my heart will say
Will say no

One more
One more time
One more fight
I know I can make it
I can take it tonight

Loneliness won’t come to me no more
This time my heart will leave no open door
Loneliness won’t come to me no more
This time my heart will say
Will say no

Discography

LP - minima at Lyra/MBI Records
CD Single - Kalliopi - Around the world - Independent Release
CD Album - Kalliopi - Around the world - Legend/Mikros Heros

Set List

I like you
Enjoy the silence
Another chance
i just wanna live
Because the night
Simple things
Addicted to love
Knock on wood
Seven Nation Army
Naked
Fire and Sea
20th Century Boy
Till the day I die
Middle of the road
Bohemian like you
Around the world
Should I stay or should I go
Love on the streets
I love rock n roll
Call me
Killing me
Come together
Get it on
I was made for loving you
Loneliness
What's up