YIANNIS AGGELAKAS doesn't need any special introductions. Well-known singer, songwriter, poet and actor, he is regarded in Greece as one of the most significant and multifaceted artists. He has an explosive performance on stage and a unique interpretation style. Through a blend of folk-rock elements - that were always present at his previous work - and traditional “rebetiko” sounds, he creates unique new melodies and rhythms. Through his music a big part of the Greek music history is narrated.
Yiannis Aggelakas used to be the frontman of one of the most famous Greek rock bands called Trypes . Trypes produced albums with psychedelic/punk rock music. After the band was disbanded in 2001, Yiannis Aggelakas devoted himself into creating different kinds of experimental music. He started and maintained a productive solo career while at the same time he also collaborated with many other artists.
With his new band, Yiannis Aggelakas will be presenting in Berlin selected songs from his entire recording history. Are you ready to rock?
SLEEPIN PILLOW is a 6 member band formed in 2004, in Thessaloniki – Greece. The band’s music philosophy is based on bringing together modern psychedelic rock along with greek and eastern traditional music and English lyrics.
In June 2008 Sleepin Pillow’s first album “Apples on an orange tree” was released by Shift records (Archangel Music). “Apples on an orange tree” is included in the Top Five of the best albums released in 2008 in Greece.
Amplifier in my heart is the first video clip from this album to have received significant airtime in local tv stations. Some of the album songs are resident on the play lists of the most famous radio stations in Greece.
The band has been interviewed by some of the most widely read music magazines and newspapers all over the country, while the band’s performances in Greece are receiving applauding reviews. . In April 2010 Sleepin Pillow's second album was released by Shift records under the name Superman's blues and in 2014 the band released their latest EP under the name ''This World Is Over''.
Over the last few years the band's performing in Greece having taken the best critics ever. Supported by a light show and visual projection team, Sleepin Pillow's live performance is a total experience as the six members appear on stage almost undercover giving their light show a flavour of drama..