Manos Pirovolakis
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Manos Pirovolakis

Athens, Attica, Greece | MAJOR

Athens, Attica, Greece | MAJOR
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Discography

1. “Kinoumena Shedia” i.e Cartoons 1998
2. “To Hamogelo sou” i.e Your Smile 2000
3. “Ola gia Ola” i.e All For Nothing 2004
4. “H allagi tou Hronou” i.e The Turn Of The Year Cd Single
2005
5. “Ston Erota den Yparhei Nikitis” i.e There Is No Winner In Love 2007

6. Digital singles 2009 " Sinialo " and 2011 "Esy pou agapousa toso "

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Manos Pirovolakis was born and grew up in Athens though his parents are from Crete. At the age of 13 he acquired his first contact with the Cretan lyre by apprenticing next to the professor Georgios Vizirianakis.
At the age of 18, while he is studying in the National Technical University , he makes his first appearances by participating in the traditional music shows of the National Television. From 1992 he starts participating in various traditional line ups and appearing in Festivals of traditional Cretan music. In 1994 he takes part in the International Festival of Folklore Music in Japan by representing the Cretan tradition.
In 1995 and 1996 he realizes a series of live concerts in Toronto. In the summer of 1997 he cooperates with Vangelis Papathanasiou for the Cretan musical part of the opening ceremony of the 6th World Arena Championship. Meanwhile he obtains a degree of classical music from the National Conservatoire and a degree of jazz harmony from the Filippos Nakas Conservatoire. In 1998 he releases together with the group “Kinoumena Shedia” i.e Cartoons the first album titled of the same name , which is a mixture of pop, rock and traditional sound by combining the electric guitar with the Cretan Lyre.Featuring songs are written by himself and his permanent collaborator John Stigas .
During the summer he tours with the group through out Greece.
In 2000 he releases his second album “To Hamogelo sou” i.e Your Smile and the titled song becomes a great hit and it is still played in the radio stations. He participates in various live concerts and albums, like in the one of Nikos Portokaloglou from the movie “Brazileiro” . In 2001 he realizes a tour in Greece with Nikos Ziogalas and Anastasia Moutsatsou. In 2003 – 2004 he sings with Nikos Portokaloglou in wintertime and in the summer tour.
He also participates in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games by accompanying Eleftheria Arvanitaki with his lyra. Later on the same year he releases his third album “Ola gia Ola” i.e All For Nothing which contains his biggest hit yet << sits ekklissias tin porta >> i.e at the doorstep of the church , a duet with an old friend Nikos Portokaloglou . In 2005 he releases for the Christmas a CD single under the title “H allagi tou Hronou” i.e The Turn Of The Year . In the same month he releases the repackaged edition of “Ola gia Ola” enchanced with 40 minutes dvd as showed as a tribute on the one of most popular channel in the country ( MEGA Channel ) .In the summer of 2006 realizes a tour with Eleftheria Arvanitaki . He records his forth album on October 2007 under the title “Ston Erota den Yparhei Nikitis” i.e There Is No Winner In Love with twelve new songs .
His collaborations includes numerous of the most famous Greek artists . Such as George Dalaras , Vasilis Papakonstantinou , Antonis Remos , Helena Paparizou , Nikos Xidakis , George Xatzinasios ,Eleni Tsaligopoulou , Giannis Kotsiras , Theodosia Tsatsou , Adriana Mpampali etc
Manos has also performed as a musician with Yannis Markopoulos and as a soloist with City of Athens Symphony Orchestra at the Athens City Hall .