Antonis Remos: ‘I am moved by the love of Greeks in Australia’

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Ma De Ginete and Monos Mou are just some of the iconic songs which Greek singer Antonis Remos is expected to perform during his Australian tour this year.

Encore Productions By Pambris Bros are bringing Remos back to Sydney to perform at the Hordern Pavilion on Monday, April 24 for the Anzac Day long weekend.

In an interview with The Greek Herald ahead of his arrival, Remos promises to deliver a memorable show filled with his infectious energy, captivating vocals and greatest hits.

What inspired you to become a singer?

I don’t think anything inspired me to choose this profession. I believe that something inside me led me to this. Sometimes it’s an inner light that shows you the way. Somehow the universe conspires, life brings things your way and we lead ourselves where we feel happy. I believe that I could not do any other job. For me, singing is my oxygen. This is what I love to do and I feel blessed to be able to follow my heart.

Antonis Remos.

You were born in Germany to Greek parents. How does your experience as a member of the diaspora inspire your songs?

I did not have the opportunity to grow up as a member of the diaspora for a long time. I returned to Greece as a child. I can say that as a family we continued to maintain, on a collective and individual level, our relations with Greece, mainly emotionally but also culturally. We may have been in Germany, but we generously spoke about Greece with friends and neighbours. I carry what I can remember from that time – my parents working non-stop, people, images, my neighbourhood, the area I grew up in, the forest next door… for sure, all these experiential memories have influenced my songs.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

For me, every new thing I do, every new collaboration, is a highlight. I don’t know which moment would be my top one because there are many collaborations, many songs and a lot of love from the world.

If I could describe the highlights of my career, one is the generous love of the world that has accompanied me for so many years. Secondly, the priceless gifts of the musicians who entrusted me to perform their songs, and thirdly the people who are legends of music who have supported me along the way. There are too many names to be listed.

You are travelling to Australia this year for a tour. How do you feel about this concert?

I always feel happy when I get to travel to Australia for many reasons. First of all, it is a beautiful country with smiling people. I am always impressed by the percentage of Greeks in Australia and how warm they keep Greece inside and around them. I am moved in Australia by the love that people show me and above all, by the love they have for their homeland, how moved they are when they hear Greek songs.

What can people expect to see from your concerts?

I promise to give my best at our concerts. With the promise to live unforgettable evenings. Lots of songs, lots of fun, lots of love, lots of emotion. Songs of mine that have been loved, as well as timeless songs by great Greek composers. I have with me a group of excellent soloists, musicians who are virtuosos in their genre, and I believe that we will live some special nights.

Do you have a message for Australian expats? Is there anything else you would like to express to our readers?

Be ready for the ultimate entertainment. I am coming and I wish that we will spend unforgettable moments together.

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