Melisses

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Melisses
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Group Melisses in Athens
Background information
OriginGreece
GenresPop rock
Years active2009-present

Melisses (Greek; Μέλισσες, stylized as "ΜΕΛΙSSES") is a Greek pop-rock band that was formed in May 2008 with Christos Mastoras on lead vocals. The band has released three albums as of early 2015.

Members[edit]

Melisses (literally The Bees in Greek) is made up of:

  • Christos Mastoras - vocals
  • Thanos Laitsas - guitar
  • Kostas Mavrogennis - bass
  • Pantelis Kyramargios - keyboards
  • Jacob Sampsakis - drums

Career[edit]

2009–2010[edit]

Melisses first became known in 2009 with their single "Krifa" (Secretly, Greek; Κρυφά) and its accompanying music video. They participated on the Greek final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 performing the song "Kinezos" (Chinese). Though they didn't win, the song became their second single and was a hit. After that came the release of their debut album Mistiko (Secret), which included "Krifa", "Kinezos" and 11 more songs. Three more singles were released from the album: "Epikindina Filia" (Dangerous Kisses), "Mistiko" and "Lonely Hearts". They also performed at the 2010 MAD Video Music Awards with Myronas Stratis, singing "Prin mas dei kaneis" and "Kryfa".

2011–2012[edit]

In 2011 Melisses appeared again at the MAD Video Music Awards 2011, this time joining the band Vegas to perform the song "Auto to kalokairi". That summer they also teamed with Ivi Adamou for the song "Krata Ta Matia Sou Klista" (Keep Your Eyes Closed), which was later included on their second album, Akou (Listen). The album was released on early 2012 achieving Gold status. It also featured the hit singles "San Skia" (Like a Shadow), "Oti Afines Miso" (Anything That You Left Half), "Piki Piki" and "More Than That". On the summer of 2012, they toured with Helena Paparizou. They also released a brand new single "Se Thimamai" (I Remember You) featuring DUOMO.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2010: Mistiko (Gr. "Μυστικό", Secret)
  • 2012: Akou (Gr. "Άκου", Listen)
  • 2013: I Moni Epilogi (Gr. "Η Μόνη Επιλογή", The Only Choice)

Singles[edit]

  • 2009: "Krifa" (Gr. "Κρυφά", Secretly)
  • 2010: "Kinezos" (Gr. "Κινέζος", Chinese Man)
  • 2010: "Epikindina Filia" (Gr. "Επικίνδυνα Φιλιά", Dangerous Kisses)
  • 2010: "Mistiko" (Gr. "Μυστικό",Secret)
  • 2010: "Lonely Hearts"
  • 2012: "Krata Ta Matia Sou Klista" (Gr. Κράτα τα ματια σου κλειστα, Keep Your Eyes Closed) (with Ivi Adamou)
  • 2012: "San Skia" (Gr. "Σαν σκιά", Like A Shadow)
  • 2012: "O,ti Afines Miso" (Gr. Ό,τι άφηνες μισό", What You Left In Half)
  • 2012: "Piki Piki" (Gr. "Πίκι πίκι")
  • 2012: "More Than That"
  • 2012: "Se Thimamai" feat. DUOMO (I Remember You)
  • 2013: "Eleges" (Gr. "Ελεγες", You Said)
  • 2013: "I Moni Epilogi" (Gr. Η μόνη επιλογή, The Only Choice)
  • 2014: "Ena" (Gr. Ένα, One)
  • 2014: "Oi Symmathites" (Gr. Οι Συμμαθητές, The Classmates)
  • 2015: "Oi Gamproi tis Eutuxias" (Gr. Οι Γαμπροί της Ευτυχίας, The Grooms Of Joy)
  • 2015: "Den me Noiazei" (Gr. Δεν με Νοιάζει, I Don't Care)
  • 2016: "Den Mproume Na 'Maste Mazi" (Gr. Δεν Μπορούμε Να 'Μαστε Μαζί, We Can't Be Together)
  • 2016: "Pio Dinata" (Gr. Πιο Δυνατά, Louder)
  • 2016: "To Kyma" (Gr. Το Κύμα, The Wave)
  • 2017: "Eimai Allou" (Gr. Είμαι Αλλού, I am Elsewhere)
  • 2018: "To Kryfto" (Gr. Το Κρυφτό, Hide and Seek)

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