Panos Kiamos

Panos Kiamos (Greek: Πάνος Κιάμος, Greek pronunciation: [ ˌpanos ˈcamos]) is a Greek laikopop singer.[1]

Panos Kiamos
Πάνος Κιάμος
Birth nameΠαναγιώτης Κιάμος
Born (1975-10-04) 4 October 1975 (age 47)
Athens, Greece
GenresLaiko, pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active1998–present
Labels
Websitewww.panoskiamos.gr

Early lifeEdit

Kiamos was born on 4 October 1975 in Athens, where he spent the rest of his adolescent life.[2] In 1994, at the age of 18, he passed the entry exams for medical school. However, it was around the same time that he discovered his interest in music, leading to his decision to reject the medical school's offer of a scholarship. He began to learn to play the guitar, and took up music theory lessons.[3]

Musical careerEdit

His early career began with appearances in major nightclubs alongside well-established names in the Greek music scene, such as Tolis Voskopoulos, Makis Christodoulopoulos, Eleni Dimou and Giorgos Alkaios.[3]

In 1998, Kiamos released his first CD entitled Enas Erotas Latria ke Anagki, from which two songs gained popularity: Ola Ya Senane Milane (Horis Nero) and Trelos Ya Sena.[3]

In 1999, he released his second CD Den Ise Moni. This was followed in 2000 by Tou Erota Feggaria.[3]

In 2002, Kiamos made progress in the northern city of Thessaloniki. The songs Alithina (Truly) and Arketa (Enough) from the CD Tis Nyhtas Oniro (Dream of the Night) became popular in the north, and as a result Kiamos' stock rose considerably. The CD To Gelio Sou Klei followed a year later; by this stage, he had become a household name throughout the country.[3]

In 2004, he released a live CD entitled Panos Kiamos Live Sto Fix, which included performances of his own work, as well as various popular hits.

In 2005, Kiamos appeared at Asteria, one of the most popular entertainment venues in Athens, with the initial 20 scheduled performances turning into 9 consecutive months (April–January).

In the summer of 2006, while still performing at Asteria, Kiamos signed a contract with Universal Music; his first collaboration with the label, Monima Erotevmenos, was released in June that year. In October, Kiamos began performing at Anodos in Piraeus. At the start of May 2007, Kiamos agreed to perform at Politeia in Thessaloniki. The CD single Metakomizo was released as a forerunner to his next full album, Gyrna Se Mena. In October, Kiamos returned to Anodos for a second series of performances.[3]

At the start of 2008, Kiamos began a series of appearances at Pyli Axiou in Thessaloniki, before embarking on a string of performances throughout Greece, Cyprus and Germany. The completion of his touring was followed by the release of his second live CD, Oi Dikes Mas Nichtes. November saw the release of a studio album, Gia Agapi Etoimasou.[3]

Late in 2010, he released a new album called "Tha Ziso Gia Mena" which won 4 platinum awards and a Best Song Award for "Sfiriksa kai elikses".

In April 2011, he released another hit album called "Olokainourgios", which also went on to win platinum awards and 1 award for best songs "Apo Deftera", and won the Best Music Video Award for "Olokainourgios".[2]

On March 10, 2012, a new song of his came out called "Krystalla" and to follow up with that in June was another song called "To Aima Mou Piso" which also became popular on Greek and North American Radio stations, but it was not until July 8, 2012 his newest album which is also entitled "Krystalla" came out which included a Greek Reggae song and a cover of a song from Bulgaria called "Сен Тропе" (Saint-Tropez) Kiamos's song is called "Fotia me Fotia" (Fire with Fire).[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2005, Kiamos met his future wife, Zacharoulla. When Kiamos was performing at a nightclub in Piraeus, after finishing his performance, Zacharoulla, a self-confessed fan of his music, went to the back door to request an autograph. Kiamos continued performing at the same club and after several encounters, they started a relationship which would remain secret until their marriage six months later.

The couple has three children together - Liana (born in 2008), and Vasilis (born in 2010). On September 1, 2011, their third child, a boy, was born.[4][2]

Kiamos is a devout Greek Orthodox Christian and he often wears a rosary. Every time, he tries to take advantage of the holidays of 25 March or the local holiday of the feast of Saint St Andreas (patron saint of Patras, where he finds the opportunity to visit the homonymous temple, since his relationship with religion is very close.[5]

DiscographyEdit

  • Enas Erotas Latreia Kai Anagki (1998)
  • Den Eisai Moni (1999)
  • Tou Erota Feggaria (2000)
  • Tis Nihtas To Oneiro (2002)
  • To Gelio Sou Klei (2003)
  • Live - Zontani Ihografisi Sto Fix (2004)
  • Eisai Pantou (2005)
  • Horis Nero Mporo (2005)
  • Monima Erotevmenos (2006)
  • Girna Se Mena (2007)
  • Gia Agapi Etimasou (2008)
  • Oi Dikes Mas Nihtes Live (2009)
  • Tha Ziso Gia Mena (2010)
  • Olokainourgios (2011)
  • Krystalla (2012)
  • Den Thelo Epafi (2013)
  • Apo Asteri Se Asteri (2015)
  • Panos Kiamos (2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Πάνος Κιάμος biography". iShow.gr.
  2. ^ a b c "Πάνος Κιάμος". Fthis.gr. 30 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ο Πάνος Κιάμος τη φετινή χειμερινή σεζόν 2015 - 2016 θα εμφανίζεται στην πίστα του νυχτερινού κέντρου Club 22 μαζί με την Αγγελική Ηλιάδη και τους Kings!". pamebouzoukia.gr.
  4. ^ "CLUB 22 ΚΙΑΜΟΣ ΚΟΥΡΚΟΥΛΗΣ ΤΗΛ 211-7707570 - 2016 - 2017". Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Η σχέση πάθους του Πάνου Κιάμου με την Πάτρα (στη φωτιά το χέρι μου…)". pelop.gr. 11 May 2017.