Panos Kiamos

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Panos Kiamos
Πάνος Κιάμος
Born (1975-10-04) October 4, 1975 (age 43)
Athens, Greece
Genres Laiko, pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Labels MBI, Universal Music Greece (2006-present)

Panos Kiamos (Greek: Πάνος Κιάμος) is a Greek laiko/pop singer, known for his distinctive voice and onstage energy.

Musical career

Early career

His early career began with appearances in major nightclubs alongside well-established names in the Greek music scene, such as Tolis Voskopoulos, Makis Christodoulopoulos,Eleni Dimou and Giorgos Alkaios.

In 1998, Kiamos released his first CD entitled Enas Erotas Latria ke Anagki, from which two songs gained popularity: Ola Ya Senane Milane (Horis Nero) and Trelos Ya Sena.

In 1999, he released his second CD Den Ise Moni. This was followed in 2000 by Tou Erota Feggaria.

In 2002, Kiamos made progress in the northern city of Thessaloniki. The songs Alithina (Truly) and Arketa (Enough) from the CD Tis Nyhtas Oniro (Dream of the Night) became popular in the north, and as a result Kiamos' stock rose considerably. The CD To Yelio Sou Klei followed a year later; by this stage, he had become a household name throughout the country, and had gained a reputation for his on-stage energy and enthusiasm.

In 2004, he released a live CD entitled Panos Kiamos Live Sto Fix, which included performances of his own work, as well as various popular hits. The CD was quickly certified gold.

In 2005, Kiamos appeared at Asteria - one of the most popular entertainment venues in Athens - with the initial 20 scheduled performances turning into 9 consecutive months (April–January). His performances broke all previous attendance records and sustained performances by a single performer.

In the summer of 2006, while still performing at Asteria, Kiamos signed with Universal Music; his first collaboration with the label, Monima Erotevmenos, was released in June that year. In October, Kiamos began performing at Anodos in Piraeus. At the start of May 2007, Kiamos agreed to perform at Politeia in Thessaloniki. The CD single Metakomizo was released as a forerunner to his next full album, Gyrna Se Mena. In October, Kiamos returned to Anodos for a second series of performances.

At the start of 2008, Kiamos began a series of appearances at Pyli Axiou in Thessaloniki, before embarking on a string of performances throughout Greece, Cyprus and Germany. The completion of his touring was followed by the release of his second live CD, Oi Dikes Mas Nichtes. November saw the release of a studio album - Gia Agapi Etoimasou.

Late in 2010, he released a new album called "Tha Ziso Gia Mena" which went on too win 4 platinum awards and a best song award for "Sfiriksa kai elikses"

Not too long after in April 2011, he released another hit album called "Olokainourgios" Which also went on too win 10 platinum awards and 1 award for best songs "Apo Deftera", and was nominated for best music video award for "Olokainourgios".

In January 2012, he had his first North American tour which was successful, all venues were sold out and each venue had thousands of Greek people show up. within the month of January he completed his tour of North America too then go to Australia and Germany for two more tours.

On March 10, 2012, a new song of his came out called "Krystalla" it became a success and to follow up with that in June was another song called "To Aima Mou Piso" which also became popular on Greek and North American Radio stations, but it wasn't until July 8, 2012 his newest album which is also entitled "Krystalla" came out which included a Greek Reggae song and a cover of a song from Bulgaria called "Сен Тропе" (Saint-Tropez) Kiamos's song is called "Fotia me Fotia" (Fire with Fire).

Personal life

Kiamos was born in Athens on 4 October 1975, and spent the rest of his adolescent life in the capital. In 1994, at the age of 18, he passed the entry exams for medical school. However, it was around the same time that he discovered his interest in music, leading to his decision to reject the medical school's offer of a scholarship. He began to learn to play the guitar, and took up music theory lessons.

In 2005, Kiamos met his future wife, Zacharoulla. The pair met while Kiamos was performing at a nightclub in Piraeus - after finishing his performance, Zacharoulla - a self-confessed fan of his music - went to the back door to request an autograph. Kiamos continued to perform at the same club, and after several encounters, the pair began a relationship which would remain secret until their marriage six months later.

The couple have three children together - Liana, born in 2008, and Vasilis, born in 2010. On September 1, 2011, their third child, a boy, was born. [1] [2]

Kiamos is a devout Greek Orthodox Christian, and often wears a rosary.