By: Markos Papadatos, Contributing Editor
On Friday, August 3, 2012, Markos Papadatos catches up with international recording sensation Kalomira.
This past May, Kalomira was a special guest performer at the Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund (HTSF) GALA, where she sang a duet with Constantine Maroulis on Journey’s inspirational classic “Don’t Stop Believin’.” “I have a better time each year when I go to the HTSF event. This year topped it all. I had the best time with Constantine and he is very talented. I learned so much just being with him and it was a lot of fun. The people there are always so nice and I love Nick Katsoris who organized the event. I truly enjoyed it,” she remarked.
On her plans for the future, she stated, “I am working on my next album and I just recorded a few songs. I am very open-minded and I like being a part of the creative process and I like adding little details to my project that make it more personal. I am very excited about it.”
In addition to her musical endeavors, Kalomira revealed that she and her husband George are expecting babies. “I am pregnant with twins and I am due in mid-January,” she said.
Kalomira enjoys listening to such artists as Rihanna, Rita Ora and Adele. “I also listen to country and electronic dance music and I get ideas from everywhere,” she acknowledges. “DJs are phenomenal and I had wanted to work with a DJ for some of my tracks since I love it. When I make an album, I think of the live show and I want that to have a taste of R&B and pop, elements of Greek music, a ballad and a rock song with a Kalomira theme to it.”
She reveals that she is a fan of British pop sensation Jessie J. “Jessie J is wonderful!” Kalomira exclaimed. “She has such a great voice and I love her style! She reminds me of Gwen Stefani.”
Kalomira concludes by extending her sincere gratitude towards her dedicated fans. “I have the best fans. I love them! They are so loyal and I think my fanclub is one of the best in the world. Although I am not in Greece at the moment, they are still interested in what I am doing. My fans are like my customers at my parents’ restaurant. I want to please them and I give them whatever they want.”
Photo courtesy of Giorgo Karfamanolis
For more information on Kalomira, visit her official website, as well as her Facebook and Twitter pages.