ALEXIA VASSILIOU (Composer | Lyricist | Vocalist)
Alexia Vassiliou, also known as Alexia, is an Internationally known Greek-Cypriot singer, with over 30 recorded albums and a series of Gold and PLATINUM records, in Europe and a Top-100 hit in the USA, while signed with CBS, Universal, and Sony-BMG.
Alexia's 1st American single: "I AM SIAM" charted on Billboard's Top100 while studying at the Berklee College of Music, and the release of Alexia's debut album "ALEXIA" broke Greek Record Sales, making it the most successful debut album by a Greek artist in history.
While at Berklee College of Music, Alexia was introduced to world-renowned Jazz musician, Chick Corea which resulted in concert performances and an opportunity to work together in 1996 on Alexia's Jazz Album, "In a Jazz Mood".
Alexia Vassiliou has been a successful recording artist in Greece and the rest of the European continent for over 20 years. Starting at a young age at the Eurovision Song Contest, representing her homeland of Cyprus with the song "Monika" and later with "Aspro-Mavro", turning Alexia into a Platinum Artist.
Throughout her career, Alexia has collaborated with a number of distinguished artists, and for a period of 10 years, she teamed up with the legendary Mikis Theodorakis and his Orchestra; (COMPOSER OF WORLD FAMOUS SOUNDTRACKS OF ZORBA THE GREEK, SERPICO, Z, HONEYMOON).
As a tribute to Theodorakis's body of work, Alexia recorded a double album showcasing some of the composer's most consummate musical creations. In her jazz album "In a Jazz Mood", Alexia features Chick Corea, one of the most important pianists and composers of our time and with the participation of great bassist, John Patitucci. Alexia remains the only female vocalist to have recorded "SPAIN" alongside Chick Corea for "In a Jazz Mood".
Two other artists Alexia has collaborated with are: Swiss Harpist Andreas Vollenweider and great Italian singer Milva known also for her collaboration with Astor Piazzola.
Alexia has also performed songs for the soundtracks of two films, "The Road to Ithaca" and "Safe Sex", both of which are Platinum albums. She has also performed with the contemporary dance theater company, Octana, in their performance of "The Lady Of The Camelias" by Alexander Dumas.
Alexia has also performed in 3 art films, BUNKER BUSTER; the first of these films (directed by Joseph Dadoune) is currently featured in museums and theaters around the world. Alexia starred in 2 short Film-Noir for which she has also composed the score with excerpts from her Triple Album, Re-bE.
Selected music from Re-bE and her forthcoming album "Backyards" (Voice improvisations and spoken word) were heard in the play WATER, which was critically acclaimed in Hollywood.
Alexia has and continues to help in her charitable contributions. A significant part of her career. Performing and contributing to various organizations, including UNESCO and the NEVER AGAIN Peace Concert with Stevie Wonder, and has recorded six albums that bring awareness to her native country of Cyprus, where she was displaced amongst 180,000 Greek-Cypriots during the Turkish invasion in 1974.
Alexia's triple album, Re-bE, features Alexia as the vocalist, composer, lyricist, and producer. Musically, Re-bE, includes all of Alexia's musical influences. From Jazz, to Improvisation, from Avant-garde to Classical, from Big-band to narrative, Poetry to improvised song, a Hellenic/Hellenistic approach to Greek music, Mexican rancheros, the Dada and the Surrealist movement, feminism/gender studies and creative writing, from a hundred piece orchestra to one guitar, one percussion: one Voice.