Antonis Remos

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Antonis Remos
Αντώνης Ρέμος
Antonis Remos 2011.jpg
Antonis Remos live at Diogenis Studio in Athens on 2 January 2011.
Background information
Birth name Antonis Paschalidis
Born (1970-06-19) 19 June 1970 (age 43)
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Origin Greece
Genres Laïko, contemporary laiko, Zeibekiko
Years active 1992–present
Labels Sony Music Greece (1996–2010)
Heaven Music (2010–present)
City (2010–present)
Website www.antonisremos.com

Antonis Remos (Greek: Αντώνης Ρέμος, pronounced [anˈdonis ˈremos]) (born Antonis Paschalidis; Greek: Αντώνης Πασχαλίδης; 19 June 1970[1]), is a Greek singer.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Düsseldorf, West Germany.[1] Later his family moved back to their native Thessaloniki, Greece, where he finished school. During his childhood he got involved with music and learned to play guitar.

First commercial success (1995–2000)[edit]

After many appearances in Thessaloniki, in 1995 Antonis Remos had his first live appearance in Athens. He performed live next to famous artists, such as Dimitris Mitropanos, Stefanos Korkolis and Marios Tokas. This same year he signed his first contract with Sony Music Greece, planning to release his first album. The first album which was released in 1996 and was titled after his name, became platinum in a few months. In April 1998, his second album, Kairos Na Pame Parakato ("Time to Move On") was released. For the first time, some of the most-prestigious Greek composers had given their songs to Antonis Remos, and for a second time in a row, the album gained platinum status.

In March 2000, Remos performed the title song of the movie "I Agapi Einai Elefantas" ("Love is an elephant") written by Minos Matsas. The soundtrack gained gold status.

A CD single release followed, which was titled "Fly with me". It is actually a remix of the big hit "Meine" (Stay) having Danish artist Remee Guitar's rap-ing vocals. During winter 2000 Antonis Remos and Sakis Rouvas performed live together in Diogenis Palace.[2]

Further success, Kardia Mou Min Anisiheis and Mia Anapnoi (2000–2005)[edit]

In June 2001 he released a double live CD from a party given in Apollon Palace titled Mia Nihta Mono ("Only for a night"). The album gained platinum status.

During winter 2001, Antonis Remos performed live next to Giannis Parios. A CD single was also released in 2001. In spring 2002 Remos released the new album Kardia Mou Min Anisiheis ("Don't worry, my love"). Its songs were written by Giorgos Theofanous. The album gained triple platinum status, becoming one of the most-popular albums through the years.

During winter 2002, Remos performed live next to Alkistis Protopsalti. The success was huge, people loved the unique performances, and they kept performing together during the summer in Thessaloniki. They also traveled abroad, giving concerts all over Canada and the USA. In 2003 he released a new album titled Mia Anapnoi ("A breath"), and the songs were written once again by Giorgos Theofanous. The album gained platinum status.

During winter 2003 Remos had live performances. He was sharing the stage with 5 composers, each one for 45 nights: Mimis Plessas, Giannis Spanos, Antonis Vardis, Kostas Hatzis and Giorgos Theofanous.

In the same period, Remos sang Mikis Theodorakis' songs "An thymitheis to oniro mou" ("If you remember my dream") and "Faedra". They were both released in a CD single and became the title song of a completely new TV series.[3]

During summer 2004, the Mikis Theodorakis orchestra presented the composer's music written for theatrical plays and movies, having as leading voice Antonis Remos, along with the actors Petros Filipidis, Natassa Manisalis and Giannis Samsiaris. He released a live recording of the appearances next to the 5 big composers. The album gained double platinum status. Later that winter Antonis Remos appeared live with George Dalaras, in the all brand-new "Athens Arena". After the discovery of a scandal, Antonis Remos was forced to serve his army obligations. Because of his age, he served only for forty days.[4]

San Anemos and Alithies & Psemata (2005–present)[edit]

In 2005, Antonis Remos performed live in Athens Arena for a second year in the row. This time he sang with Mihalis Hatzigiannis. Also in 2005 his new album was released. It was the third album with composer Giorgos Theofanous, and it was titled "San Anemos" ("Like a wind"). In this album, 3 talented voices joined Antonis Remos in 3 different songs. The first song was with Marinella, second song with the famous singer Giorgos Margaritis, and a third song was with the Italian artist Massimo di Cataldo. The album gained platinum status. During winter 2006 Antonis Remos appeared live in the Athens Arena, but this time next to Marinella, the first lady singer of Greece who restarted her live appearances having Antonis Remos by her side after 15 years!

Remos performing live at Diogenis Studios in late 2010.

This is the time that Antonis Remos celebrates his 10 years in discography. Sony BMG Greece released a triple Best Of album which became platinum. In summer 2007, Remos did a tour around Greece, giving 25 sold-out concerts for the first time after 10 years. He had with him a new band from Thessaloniki named "Onirama". Antonis Remos and Onirama met in MAD TV's secret concert that was given in February and from that night, a new album was released. Hit songs of Antonis Remos were "retouched" by Onirama, gaining gold status under the title "Antonis Remos in Concert feat. Onirama".[5]

Winter 2007 found him for a second year with Marinella in Athens Arena. For the first time, and due to people's request, the two artists continue these performances also until March 2008.

Right after that Antonis Remos and Sakis Rouvas were again joining forces for a worldwide tour in Canada, the United States, Australia and Africa, from 13 March to 25 May. In winter 2008, Remos performed alone for the first time in the Athens Arena. The success was huge, and the appearances got an extension until the end of May. At the same time he released his eight studio album Alithies & Psemata ("Truths and Lies"). The album gained gold status immediately, and later platinum.

On 16 March, Antonis Remos began his first European tour in Brussels, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, the Stockholm, London, Istanbul, Belgrade, Tel Aviv. Later this summer Remos along with Emigre gave concerts throughout Greece.[6]

He has continued to perform live in Diogenis Studio club. He also released a new song called "Terma i Istoria".[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

All the albums listed underneath were released and charted in Greece.

Year Title Certification
1996 Antonis Remos Platinum
1998 Kairos Na Pame Parakato Platinum
1999 Pali Ap'Tin Arhi Platinum
2002 Kardia Mou Min Anisiheis 3× Platinum
2003 Mia Anapnoi 3× Platinum
2005 San Anemos Platinum
2008 Alithies & Psemata Platinum
2011 Kleista Ta Stomata 3× platinum
2013 I Kardia Me Pigainei Emena 2× platinum

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Certification
2001 Mia Nihta Mono 2× Platinum
2004 Live Platinum
2007 Antonis Remos In Concert feat. ONIRAMA Gold
2007 Marinella & Antonis Remos – Live Platinum

CD Singles[edit]

Year Title Notes
2002 Olos O Kosmos Ise Esi 2× Platinum
2009 Dio Istories Agapis
2010 Kommena Pia Ta Daneika

Compilations[edit]

Year Title Notes
2006 Best Of Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Antonis Remos live in London".  London Greek Radio. Retrieved on March 31, 2008
  2. ^ "Ρέμος – Ρουβάς!!!" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Αντώνης Ρέμος" (in Greek). 
  4. ^ "Ο Ρέμος πάει ΦΑΝΤΑΡΟΣ....." (in Greek). Archived from the original on 5 April 2005. Retrieved 2005-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Τι μυστικό έχουν ο Αντώνης Ρέμος και οι Onirama;" (in Greek). MAD TV. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Καλοκαιρινό πάρτυ με τον Αντώνη Ρέμο" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  7. ^ "Ο Αντώνης Ρέμος με νέο τραγούδι και νέο χώρο εμφανίσεων!" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 

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