Stefanos

Stefanos

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I wish for my music to be a language that glorifies love and unites people in a bond of peace and understanding. Let music lead the way to a better world.

Biography

Stefanos is an Eritrean composer, guitarist and vocalist born and raised in Asmara, Eritrea. His early western music influence mainly derived from the exciting and innovative sound of the 70s and 80s, which can be felt in his music and singing. His first musical instrument at around age 10 was the harmonica, which he later abandoned for a newly discovered love for the guitar he bought at age 14. But even that passion was short lived, and both the instruments were forgotten for many years to come. It was not until much later in life, at age 25, that Stefanos' passion for music re-emerged in Kuwait, the place where most of his musical activity took place throughout the eighties.

For most part of the nineties Stefanos was mainly involved in writing music, and although he had recorded several singles in the past, the compilation of "Always" (recorded in New York in 2004) is his first complete Album. Setting a romantic mood sustained by beautiful melodies, the CD is a collection of love songs that touch the heart.

His soul stirring music encompasses a variety of styles, which include Pop, R&B, Afro-beat, and Reggae. Stefanos has the unique ability to play in a broad range of musical genres while retaining an individuality that is as soulful and singular as his singing.

(ORIGINAL MUSIC)

FULL CDs
His first CD, “Always” was released in 2004
His recent single, “Eritrean Boy” was released in 2007
His second CD, “Surrender” will be released later this year

SINGLES:
Una Madre (Italian version of Mother)
Why do we fall in love
Love is a promise
Rescue me

AUTHORSHIP:
The Complete Guitar Chords Book
Guitar Music - Basic elements

ACCOLADES:
Best entry Award from participating countries in 2000 at the Netherlands Music Expo for the song "Fairytale"

Runner up in 2005 at the Song of the Year International Song Contest with the songs "Marriage Made in Heaven" and "Fairytale" from the CD “ALWAYS”

Semi-Finalist in 2008 at the UK Songwriting Contest (UKSC) with my song "Mother” from the CD “ALWAYS”

AFFILIATIONS: ASCAP (USA) GISC (UK)

Stefanos is also the author of:
• The Complete Guitar Chord Book
• Guitar Music - Basic elements

Music Accolades:
• Best entry Award from participating countries in 2000 at the Netherlands Music Expo for the song “Fairytale”

• Runner up in 2005 at the Song of the Year International Song Contest with the songs “Marriage Made in Heaven” and “Fairytale” from the CD ALWAYS

• Semi-Finalist in 2008” at the UK Songwriting Contest (UKSC) with my song “Mother from the CD ALWAYS

AFFILIATIONS
ASCAP - USA
GISC - UK

Stefanos can be reached at:
stefanos_michael@hotmail.com
www.stefanosmichael.com

LINKS:
http://www.imradio.com/stefanos

http://www.broadjam.com/stefanos

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stefanos

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stefanos2

http://payplay.fm/stefanos

http://payplay.fm/stefanos2

Lyrics

A Better world

Written By: Stefanos

A BETTER WORLD
(Lyrics and Music by Stefanos

So many times I ask myself what is the meaning of this life
So many things I just can’t understand

I look around and all I see is people living in misery
Children crying people dying everywhere

Let’s make a better world
Let’s bring some joy here today
Let’s give some love and compassion everywhere

Let’s make a better world
Let’s bring some joy here today
Let’s give some love and compassion everywhere

Where is the brotherhood of mankind
Some people up and some people down
Rich man driving in a limousine poor man dying down the street

And so I am thinking to myself there must be something that we can do
To make some right where there is wrong to learn to love instead of hate

Let’s make a better world
Let’s bring some joy here today
Let’s give some love and compassion everywhere

Let’s make a better world
Let’s bring some joy here today
Let’s give some love and compassion everywhere

Talk to me oh my brother (talk to me) don’t look down on me
No matter how rich you are
‘Cause the things that you believe in are the things that won’t last long
Only love yes only love can last forever

Let’s make a better world
Let’s bring some joy here today
Let’s give some love and compassion everywhere

Let’s make a better world
Let’s bring some joy here today
Let’s give some love and compassion everywhere

Let’s make a better world
Let’s bring some joy here today
Let’s give some love and compassion everywhere

Marriage made in Heaven

Written By: Stefanos


MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN
(Lyrics and Music by Stefanos)

Here we are celebrating our love tonight
And it seems to be so right
To have you here by my side

Day by day we shall live every step of the way
I will shelter you from the wind
You’ll be my harbor in stormy seas

I love you it was easy from the start
And it’s never going to end
I’ll give you every beat of my heart
From this day until the very end of time

In your arms I will find all the tenderness
In your eyes I will see the light
That will brighten each day of my life
With this ring my devotion I pledge to you
The most beautiful bride to me
I will cherish you eternally

I love you it was easy from the start
And it’s never going to end
I’ll give you every beat of my heart
From this day until the very end of time

If this marriage is made in Heaven
You are my angel from above
From the time I can remember
It is you I was looking for
And it’s alright baby it’s alright
Yes it’s alright baby it’s alright
Well it’s alright baby it’s alright
Yes it’s alright to have you here by my side by my side…

I love you it was easy from the start
And it’s never going to end
I’ll give you every beat of my heart
From this day until the very end of time


True Love

Written By: STEFANOS


TRUE LOVE
(Lyrics and Music by Stefanos G. Michael)

I remember the very first time
You took my heart by surprise
But I knew right from the start
One day you would be mine

Time went by and we became friends
Sharing our trust with confidence
A little passion a little attraction
You gave new meaning to my life

And suddenly it wasn’t the same
Some kind of feeling was coming my way
I realized what words couldn’t say
I was falling in love

Oh what a feeling you’re giving to my heart
True love true love true love
A lot of loving you bring into my life
True love true love true love

And so it was the beginning
Of a wonderful life
There were good times there were bad times
But love always prevails

When I hear your voice I rejoice
I feel elated by your tender touch
You are the sunshine of my life
You are the reason why everything is right

I couldn’t live without your love
You are my life my heart and my soul
If I had a choice that I could make
I would spend my life with you

Repeat Chorus

So many times I thought I was losing you (losing you)
And so many tears oh I’ve cried when I was blue
But if it’s love that makes this world go around
Then it’s you who gives me a reason to live and a reason to love

INSTRUMENTAL
Repeat Verse 6 Chorus to fade…

Day after day

Written By: STEFANOS


DAY AFTER DAY
(Lyrics and Music by Stefanos G. Michael)

How long does it take to win your love
And how many stars fill the sky
I know your place is deep within my heart
‘Cause it’s you who can make the sun shine so bright

How many tears do I have to cry
Before I can see the starlight in your eyes (in your eyes)
You look at me and you can take my breath away
And when you smile you make everything worthwhile

Day after day I dream about you baby
Today and yesterday there will always be tomorrow
Together you and me we’ll find a place in destiny
When you are with me I am happy as can be
Walking by the sea I’m lost in ecstasy
Love is sweet and tender oh we should never be apart

Where do I start to tell you why to show you how
Your love your love your love is everything that I need (that I need)
I long for you with every beat of my heart
‘Cause it’s you who can make my dreams come true

Day after day I dream about you baby
Today and yesterday there will always be tomorrow
Together you and me we’ll find a place in destiny
When you are with me I am happy as can be
Walking by the sea I’m lost in ecstasy
Love is sweet and tender oh we should never be apart

Love is such a beautiful thing
And you oh you you hold the key to the mystery

Day after day I dream about you baby
Today and yesterday there will always be tomorrow
Together you and me we’ll find a place in destiny
When you are with me I am happy as can be
Walking by the sea I’m lost in ecstasy
Love is sweet and tender oh we should never be apart

Discography

Compositions:
• His first CD Always was released in 2004.
• His second CD will be released later this year

His singles include:
• Eritrean Boy
• Una Madre (Italian version of Mother)
• Why do we fall in love
• Love is a promise
• Rescue me

Set List

My typical set would comprise of five-six songs if I am performing alone, and may vary depending on the occasion. If a band is included, however, the number could grow up to ten songs or more.