Panos Stergiou – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
P.S. Hi Pete! First of all, thank you very much for this interview! I’m an alternative rock solo artist from Greece.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
P.S. I have been playing in many bands since 2002. So, after all these years, in 2014 I decided to start a solo project to truly express my emotions through my music, writing songs all by myself.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
P.S. My musical influences include a wide range of genres, from rock to electronic music and from metal to traditional music. Philosophy and psychology are the main non – musical influences for me.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
P.S. My main goal is to continue writing music, making more records, videos etc. My biggest dream is to share my music with as many people as possible.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
P.S. I do everything all by myself. I compose the music, write the lyrics as well as I record all the instruments and vocals, with the exception of drums, performed by Marios Skaltsas.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
P.S. I think that social media is a tremendous opportunity for bands and artists. So, I promote my music using social media.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
P.S. Nowadays, downloading music is the most common way to find new bands and listen to their music. But it is also very important for the artists to support them by buying their music online or in a physical form because making an album is a very expensive and most of the time self-financed process.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
P.S. I wish I’d written a lot of songs but if I have to choose only one, this would probably be “Smells like teen spirit” by Nirvana. A lot of generations grew up listening to this song.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
P.S. What annoys me is the inexhaustible imperfection of people’s character.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
P.S. My proudest moment was when I held my second CD “Know Thyself” in my hands.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
P.S. I’m currently focused on promoting my album “Know Thyself” and sharing it with people all over the world.
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
P.S. Unfortunately, there will be no live shows because for now I’m a one-man band. I much prefer to work as a studio artist. But I wouldn’t want to exclude the possibility of forming a full band in the future.