Interviews from 12th January include Hellena Micy live in the studio, Carol Decker, along with Brian Gari.
Born and raised in a small village in Greece, Hellena always felt the need to move to the big city and chase her musical dreams, which she did in 2005 by moving to Athens where she started taking Classical piano, Harmony and Modern singing lessons. In 2009 she started writing her own material. Living in London for only a short period of time, Hellena achieved making it to the top 20 on MTV Unsigned, gained 3 Gold awards on BEAT100 for her song “Don’t Change”, played at SXSW alongside Stereo Mike in 2013, formed her own band and established a strong fanbase with her online presence and soulful live shows all around London.
Carol Decker is an English musician. She is best known as the singer and front woman for the band, T’Pau, which had international success in the late 1980s. Although Decker’s music is mainly associated with the group, she also released a solo single in 1995, “One Heart,” in support of the Halifax World Cup Rugby League centenary.
Brian Gari is celebrating decades of songwriting & has written almost 900 songs. He had his first song published at 15 and recorded at 17, and signed with Vanguard Records in 1975 recording for them through 1976. For the next few years he performed his songs in New York comedy and cabaret clubs such as the Ballroom, Reno Sweeney, Catch a Rising Star, the Improv, the Comic Strip and the Copa. All along he was writing what was to become his first Broadway musical, Late Nite Comic, which debuted in October of 1987 at the Ritz Theatre (now the Walter Kerr.) The album made Top 10 for film and show albums at Tower Records. His songs have been performed and/or recorded by such artists as Margaret Whiting, the Tokens, Jana Robbins, Kaye Ballard, Lesley Gore & Andrea Marcovicci.
Hellena Micy (Live in the Studio)