Vangelis Ziakas – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
VZ: I am a guitar player/composer in genres as hard rock/blues/stoner/aor
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
VZ: Vangelis Ziakas was born in Athens in 1986. at the age of 11 he took his first steps in music taking piano and guitar lessons. he has played with bands such as lilith on fire, rusty nails, dirty fusion, primarily in genres of heavy metal, hard rock, blues etc. in 2017 he formed sleeping dogs, a hard rock band who regularly play in live gigs and compose new songs to this day. in 2020, he started a personal project with the first single “don’t leave me this way” already released. he has already started the production of his first ep with sleeping dogs with the first single and video clip of the song “broken man’s blues” available. his first personal ep is expected to be released by the end of 2020 under the title “rise” in hard rock style with stoner and aor influences.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
VZ: My musical influences are bands like bon jovi, blackberry smoke, black stone cherry, cadillac three
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
VZ: My dream is to make it through music as far as i can and i deserve, the goal always was to live through that write and compose my music and tour all over the world
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
VZ: I write my songs and also play/ record the instruments. Most of the songs are about love , goals , escaping from everyday routine , follow your dreams … and drinking your pain away
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
VZ: I promote my solo and my bands album and live performances through angels pr music promotion
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
VZ: I really like the idea and privillege of finding any band and song you want nowadays , downloading with a very small cost just one song and not the whole album, not free though , the expenses are huge for a production especially for upcoming artists
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
VZ: Bury me in my boots from cadillac three and restless from blackberry smoke , i love these songs, they’re like talking about me and my life some how
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
VZ: I don’t have much time for recordings and writing music
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
VZ: I’m waiting for it, but till now i think my new single and my first video with my band sleeping dogs ”broken man s blues”
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
VZ: I am working on my new solo album that will be released till the end of 2020 and our new ep with my band that will also be released in 2021