Altribe – Interview
Interview with Albert (Panagiotopoulos) of ALTRIBE and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
AP: ALTRIBE is a pop rock group. Our music and lyrics are simple and understandable. Personally I am a sensitive and cool guy, generally.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
AP: I met with the drum set at the age of 9. I used to be a session drummer for years, then I created two World-Fusion cds: Albert “Visionary World” & Albert “Hyperfly” and last I formed ALTRIBE. I have written the book: Albert Panagiotopoulos “The Complete Drum Method” (bookbaby, Nakas books).
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
AP: Rock, Jazz, Classical music. Also books (Philosophy, Literature, Psychology). And some paintings too.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
AP: I prefer to have no dreams, because I try to be awake. Life is a dream, anyway.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
AP: I write almost all the lyrics and much of the music. Fiona (Lambrides), the singer of Altribe, also writes music. The themes are about love and other personal and social issues.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
AP: We have our Angels PR Music Promotion.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
AP: In the past, many people used to write records in cassettes, then they copied cds. We can’t do anything about this. I suppose if somebody wants to buy music, will do it anyway.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
AP: I don’t have any. I’m very satisfied and proud of the songs I write. Everyone does the best he can.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
AP: I had a black cat – Jingo. He died early and I felt very sorry.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
AP: When we played in a festival and the audience were screaming and dancing.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
AP: I am preparing a new cd and I write poems. I am also meditating. Is this a work?
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
AP: We are on standby due to the latest bad situation. Why you should come to one of our lives, is something you will find out after experiencing it. Unfortunately, there is no other way. Promoters, youtube are good but not enough. Live is live and we’ll see what’s gonna happen.
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