Rukiye – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
R: I would describe myself as a an artist with no boards, I love art from all the world and I believe I represt good any kind of good art.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
R: I born and grow at Germany from Turkish parents, I am a dentist I practice it and I love music from the day I remember myself, I was always singing, with our band Drosostalia we had release 3 albums and also 3 more solo albums all with lyrics from George Hondralis. I love arts, music, poetry, paintings, traveling, I love life… and all the art around life and being alive, life is a big art.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
R: Traditional music, any kind of music that touches my soul, it will not be fair to start naming artists, singers, lyricist or composers because there are so many I adore.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
R: I dream a lot , I dream for a better world, and a world full of good sounds and lyrics written from the heart.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
R: My lyrics are from Giorgos Hondralis, I am so blessed that he is my producer and my lyricist, music is also important but I do not work with only one composer, we love lot and we work with lot, also we are always open to listen good musics.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
R: Spider Music my record company is doing our promo. Digital also platforms help our work, we live in the century that internet took over, sometimes is nice to know that your art is all around the world digital but I like the old way also that someone had to get our cd hold it read the booklets inside and hear our music.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
R: Free downland? I believe that is pirate, laws must protect the copyrighters. But downlanding from official platforms is the way to promote and get out our art right? So I am tottaly happy about that, my label Spider Music checks very carefully where my songs are uploaded and I feel secure.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
R: I sing I don’t write songs .
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
R: I feel proud every time I touch the microphone to sing, not about me, about the songs I sing, about the lyrics and the music .
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
R: I am at studio working on my new album .
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
R: Covid is the reason we do not plan right now live shows, we hope soon life will come back to normal, then I will invite you to our live shows and you should be there because our music, our lyrics will touch your heart and you will travel with us to the most distant seas …
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