Music from Greece – Kostis Maraveyas

Kostis Maraveyas (GreekΚωστής Μαραβέγιας), also known by his stage name Maraveyas ilegál or just Maraveyas,is a Greek singer-songwriter, performer, TV presenter and writer. He plays the accordionpianoguitarhammondfarfisa and he sings in Greek, English, Spanish and Italian. Although he began his musical career in the underground & alternative music scene of Italy and Greece, Maraveyas is nowadays considered a pop star in Greece, because of his latest wide success (wikipedia )

Here is his song “Monika” a beautyful and atmsopheric music clip from a gig unplugged in a coffee house

Music from Hungary – Pokolgep

Pokolgép is a Hungarian heavy metal band formed in the early 1980s (around 1982).They were among the first heavy metal bands in Hungary along with other bands like Moby Dick and Ossian.

My grandma came from Hungary and married a Croatian , in this region of former Yougoslavia lived a lot of people with hungarian or german origin, so they´ve learned in school as my mother and my father did , the german or the hungarian language . Unfortunately i never did , i learned french , english and italian in school .

Here is their metal ballad “Hol Van a szo ” what could be translated with ” Where is the sun ” the band name Pokolglep means “bomb “

by the way the band still consists

 

Music from Georgia – Sergi Gvarjaladze

Sergi Gvarjaladze  (born November 13, 1967) is a TV and radio presenter, film director, producer and musician in Georgia. He has worked within the Georgian media for 20 years. He has been involved in the commercial production of a number of projects of a social nature. He is a citizen of Germany and has worked in the music industry in that country since 1994 while studying at the University of Munster. He lives in, and divides his time between, both Georgia and Germany. (wiki )

thanks to Inga from Georgia , who brought this song “Artificial Love ”  to me :-)

 

Music from Spain – Ketama & Manzanita

José Manuel Ortega Heredia, with his artist name Manzanita , born  in Madrid, February 7th 1956 - died 6th of septembre 2004) a famous singer and guitarplayer in Spain

Ketama , a spanish flamenco fusion band founded 1984 -2004

they are playing “Verde “

Music from Ireland – Róisín O

Róisín O is an Irish folk pop singer from Dublin. Her music is really catchy, and reminds me to icelandic alternative, indie pop music. Listen to her nice “Tea Song”:

Also listen to her piece Synchronicity

Music from the Netherlands – Spinvis

Spinvis is a Dutch one-man project centred around Erik de Jong (born 2 February 1961, Spijkenisse). Using experimental, lo-fi music, Spinvis became an instant success in his home country, earning two gold records in the process and performing sold-out tours in both the Netherlands and Belgium. (wiki)

Here is his song “Dagen van Gras , Dagen van Stro”

Music from Germany – 3A

The brothers Adam (15, vocals and guitar), Aaron (17, drummer) and Abel (15, bass) Lovac from Kerken / North Rhine-Westphalia are  making music together since  nine years. First  in  a band  called LaLaLa, later  they have  renamed in 3A. For three years, the trio has been working on his debut – 28 March they will  release the album “wirsindhier”.

Here is their debut single “Sind wir Freunde ?” (Are we Friends ) think there will be a hype in germany as knwohn with the boygroup Tokyo Hotel before.

Music from Finland – Piirpauke

Piirpauke is a Finnish band that combined elements of early folk and jazz in their music. The band was founded in 1974 by multi-instrumentalist Sakari Kukko.

The band had some commercial success with the songs Konevitsan Kirkonkellot, Soi vienosti murheeni soitto, Swedish Reggae and Imala Maika. Over the years, 20 albums have been released.