Maraveyas Ilegal

Maraveyas Ilegal

 Athens, Attica, GRC

We have fun, we play good music and we make people –and ourselves– happy. What more can anyone ask for?


Maraveyas began his musical career in Italy where he studied Statistics & Mathematics at the University of Bari, as well as piano, harmony, counterpoint & fugue at the Conservatory Niccoló Piccini of Bari. While there, he played with groups such as Yamas and X-dar ("Una ratsa mia fatsa" ed. il Manifesto 1998), which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. His music combines Mediterranean and Balkan elements, colorful arrangements and jazz and bossa nova influences.

Maraveyas returned to Greece in 2001 and became a solo artist. In 2003, released his solo debut “Radiopiratis” (FM Records 2003), signaling the arrival of a new exciting talent in the Greek music scene. His second album “Maraveyas Ilegal” (Cantini 2007) came out in 2007 to enthusiastic reviews and audiences. His third release was “Welcome To Greece” (EMI 2009) and his most recent release is "Lola" (EMI 2012). He’s been touring regularly with his live band in Greece and other European countries, such as Germany, Austria, Italy and Belgium. Maraveyas Ilegál’s live shows in Greece are often sold out.

In 2010 Maraveyas performed on the opening night of Prix Europa organized by RBB in the Großen Sendesaal of RBB in Berlin, the biggest annual European trimedial festival and competition. The concert was broadcast live in most European countries (ZDF, ARTE,RADIO FRANCE,FRANCE TELEVISIONS, MTV, NTR, NRK, ERT, RTE, ORF, RBB, RADIO RUSSIA etc). The song “Rue Madame” was premiered during that concert and a competition was launched for the video shoot, in collaboration with Dailymotion. It was the first worldwide director competition by a Greek artist.

His digital single “Fila Me Akoma” featuring Panos Mouzourakis, the greek cover version of Lorenzo Jovanotti’s “Baciami Ancora”, has won 2 MAD Video Music Awards[9]for Best Alternative Video and Best Duet (MAD TV is Greece’s #1 rated music network), as well as nominated for Best Greek Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Maraveyas serves as host of the music documentary
“Mesogeios” (“Mediterranean”), for 2011/2012
television season, a production by Panos Karkanevatos
for the Greek public television ERT. It’s a road trip to
cities of the Mediterranean with Maraveyas exchanging ideas and sounds with local musicians as well as jamming with them. Just to mention a few of them, Vinicio Capossela, Ludovico Einaudi, Riccardo Tesi, Orchestra Di Piazza Vittorio, RadioDervish, Mariza, Teresa Salgueiro, Cristina Branco, Deolinda, Cristina Hoyos, Amparo Sanchez, Macaco, Massilia Sound System, Psarantonis, Mercan Dede, Baba Zula, Yasmin Levy and other.
?Maraveyas as host of "Mesogeios"


Discography Albums
• Radiopiratis (FM records, 2003)
• Ilegal (Cantini, 2007)
• Welcome to Greece (ilegál productions & EMI Greece, 2009)
• Lola (ilegál productions & EMI Greece, 2012)