Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Marietta Fafouti

In recent years there has been a surge of Greek artists singing in English, whether they play rock, pop or dance music, with varying degrees of success. One of these is Marietta Fafouti which would probably be classified in the pop category although she is supported by a full band. Her steady, day job at an ad agency allows her to pursuit her interest in music without being worried about her income. (Plus she uses her talent at work by composing jingles). She is quite successful in Greece although I had never seen her perform before. I had the chance to do that this summer after being invited by a friend. It was a series of different gigs that were organized by the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) in its garden with a low admission price.
Even this concert had one thing in common with the Bruce Springsteen one I attended earlier in the summer: They both played "Twist & Shout"!