About

Athena Andreadis 

Described by the British press as “A rare diamond”, “A voice blessed”, “A singer destined for great things”, “A voice of great emotional resonance”, ”Brave and original.” The Guardian,

Athena keeps touching peopleDes’ hearts with her powerfully emotive voice.

 

UK: PEELING APPLES (SINGLE: FINDING ENGLAND)

DEBUT ALBUM: BREATHE WITH ME ­(SINGLE: PRETTY THINGS)

RADIO

BBC RADIO 2, BBC RADIO 3, BBC LONDON, BBC WORLD, RESONANCE FM, LGR, BBC RADIO 4, BBC RADIO 5 – INTERVIEWS, SPOTPLAYS AND SESSIONS

INCLUDING:

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE INTERVIEW & SINGLE

ABSOLUTE RADIO SPOTPLAYS

BBC RADIO 4 WOMAN’S HOUR LIVE SET & INTERVIEW

BBC RADIO 3 ANDY KERSHAW LIVE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

BBC WORLD LIVE ACOUSTIC SET

BBC RADIO 2 JANICE LONG LIVE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

PRESS: ALBUM RAVE REVIEWS, AMONG OTHERS:

THE GUARDIAN, DAILY MIRROR, WORD, MOJO, UNCUT (UK)

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE (EDITORIAL) (USA)

‘FINDING ENGLAND’ ON COVER OF THE WORD MAGAZINE

TV & FILM

CHANNEL 5 ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY ATHENA: MY MUSIC ABOUT HER VOICE & SONGWRITING MAKING WAVES IN THE BRITISH MUSIC INDUSTRY

REPEATS ON SKY ARTS

 

‘BREATHE AGAIN’ ON TV AD CAMPAIGN FOR CONCERN (UK & IRELAND)

ATHENA BECAME VOICE OF SAVE THE CHILDREN TV AD CAMPAIGN WITHSILENT NIGHT’ (UK)

‘YOU GIVE ME HOPE’ ON MIKE & MOLLY (CBS) (USA)

SYNC ON SMASH (NBC) (USA)

SYNC ON CHICAGO FIRE TV SERIES (NBC) (USA)

 ‘FINDING ENGLAND’ SELECTED FOR THE VISIT ENGLAND CAMPAIGN DURING LONDON OLYMPICS

 

CHARTS

AMAZON UK CHARTS TOP 5

VIRGIN UK CHARTS 17

OVER 12,000 FANS ON FACEBOOK PAGES, 30000 HITS ON YOUTUBE IN 1ST WEEK OF SINGLE RELEASE

LIVE (HEADLINING):

U.K.: 3 UK TOURS AT VENUES & FESTIVALS INCLUDING:

PURCELL ROOM (SOLD OUT)

JAZZ CAFÉ (SOLD OUT)

SAGE GATESHEAD (SOLD OUT)

QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

LONDON’S PIGALLE CLUB

SOUTHBANK CENTRE

TROUBADOUR (SOLD OUT)

KARAMEL CLUB (SOLD OUT)

606 CLUB (SOLD OUT)

LONDON BUSH HALL (SOLD OUT)

FESTIVALS & OTHER GIGSINCLUDE:

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

BIG CHILL MUSIC FESTIVAL

TOWER FESTIVAL WITH MADELEINE PEYROUX

iTUNES APPLE LONDON

GREECE: MEGARO MOYSIKIS ATHENS (SOLD OUT)

KRATIKO THEATRO & MEGARO MOYSIKIS THESSALONIKI (HEADLINING)

MEGARO: LIVE WITH THE LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

CHARTS GR TOP 10, ANT1 TV SHOW (RADIO ARVILA) LIVE SESSIONS, SINGLE VIDEO MTV

U.S.A.: DUET WITH JAMIE HARTMAN (BEN’S BROTHER) – ‘SET IN STONE’

SXSW LIVE SHOWS & RADIO APPEARANCES

CO-WRITES ON ARTISTS’ RECORDS INCL (USA):

REBECCA MARTIN, ADAM LEVY, FASTBALL


“Just listen to the voice – a fluty, soaring, intimate thing, pure as a Cycladian sky, but with an edge which gives it

real emotional eloquence.” BBC Music

“This powerful emotive debut deserves to mark her out as one of the year’s major new stars.” **** Mojo

“She’s got earthshaking looks and a talent to match. Listen closely and a startling originality emerges

**** Daily Mirror

“Sparklingly spans the boundaries of music, enhanced by a voice of great emotional resonance.” **** Uncut

“Young, vivacious, charismatic… the balance of her own sensual songs with a mix of tradition and classical influence

gives her a rare individuality.” Word

“A talented rising star…“ Billboard Magazine USA

“Radiating class and oodles of talent… a voice blessed… this rare diamond ought to shine.” Daily Mail

“Brave and original. A remarkably fine singer songwriter.” The Guardian UK

“A singer destined for great things.” Daily Express

Athena Andreadis is one of those people who live and breathe and think and talk about music and she writes with the same sort of direct focus. During a Channel 5 / Sky Arts documentary made about her, legendary songwriter Chris Difford (Squeeze) described Athena as someone who, “writes and sings from the heart. She doesn’t need to be packaged by anyone – she is simply and beautifully her.” She has the same sort of clear artistic vision that marks out Norah Jones or Tori Amos or Bjork and it’s matched with a fresh, limitless ambition. “Athena’s classic, with a twist…” noted Jamie Cullum.

 

  Greek Press Release

 

Born in London to Greek parents, Athena’s mother would sing her to sleep. Despite all the music around the house, the young Athena was denied a piano until she was 16, and her businessman father insisted she study business so she headed to Bath University but continued performing. After securing a First Class Degree in Business Athena told her parents, quite directly she would be doing music full time and enrolled on a course at Trinity College, London.

Athena’s debut album, ‘Breathe With Me’, drew many excellent reviews, indeed The Guardian commenting that she was “Brave and original. A remarkably fine singer songwriter.” Since then she has headlined and sold out numerous UK tours, played at Glastonbury, had songs covered by other artists and seen her own music synced with TV, commercials and movies. All the while Athena has built a strong and sizeable following with the sort of word of mouth that can only come from connecting directly with the emotional heart of your audience.

 

‘Peeling Apples’ her second album was produced by Swedes Magnus Frykberg and Tobias Froberg (Ane Brun and Lisa Ekdahl), and co-writers on the record include Richard Causon (Ryan Adams, Ethan Johns, The Kings of Leon, Rufus Wainwright), and Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, Anastacia) features on a duet. Further to headlining London Bush Hall in March 2012, her first single, Finding England featured on the cover album of Word magazine and was selected for the Visit England campaign to coincide with the London Olympics 2012. In December Athena featured singing on the Save The Children TV ad in the UK with her version of ‘Silent Night’ while her own song ‘Breathe Again’ is featuring on Concern’s annual TV ad campaign in the UK & Ireland (March 2013).

 

Athena has just released her first Greek-language record Giini Aggeli with EMI, co-produced by Giorgos Andreou (Tsaligopoulou Dalaras, Vitali, Alkinoos Ioannidis) and featuring Lina Nikolakopoulou (Haris Alexiou, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Alkistis Protopsalti).

 

Contact: info@embraceablerecords.com, +44 (0) 7813 894 246, www.athenaandreadis.com