New blues hard rocker hailing from Greece is George Blue Galanos, a skilled guitarist and songwriter with an affinity for writing epic bluesy hard rock hooks. Virtuoso guitar set on the Mediterranean featuring a strong and pained voice. Stand outs from the new EP are “I’m Dead Inside” and “Indigo” though the whole EP is worth your time if you’re a freak for intense guitar licks and powerful walls of guitar. This is a strong debut and I’m looking forward to what comes next from George Blue Galanos. Please see attached artist biography below for more information about blues music and hard rock in Greece.
George Blue Galanos is an emerging rock ‘n’ roller from Greece. “Galanos” actually means blue in Greek, and if you don’t believe in coincidences, it could be his calling to play the blues.
George has been playing live for a long time. Having consistently played in lots of rock clubs in Athens and Thessaloniki in the past two decades with numerous bands, he decided to finally make his own act and deliver his own music to the world.
His style can be described as heavy, aggressive blues rock, influenced by bands and artists like Jimi Hendrix, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Gary Moore, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Spiritual Beggars, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tinsley Ellis, Dave Meniketti… (the list can go on for pages).
In fact it was one night that he was listening to Dave’s “On the blue side” album, heartbroken and in a very dark period of his life, that it dawned on him to pick up the guitar and forge his own blues orientated, rock sound. This is when his first two ballads “Dead Inside” and “Nataly” were written.
In the months that followed, he took very big decisions in his life. Born in Sparta, he boasts of leaving a career in pharmaceutics and returning to his homeland to become a farmer, in order to have more time and peace of mind for his musical pursuits and to enjoy life to the full. His attitude towards life is non-conformist and aggressive, and he incorporates it in many of his songs. He affectionately calls his following and everyone who stands by his beliefs, a part of his “bull tribe”. His songs are about defining one’s self, relationships, love and heartbreak, life’s troubles, standing one’s ground, his own experiences and anything that may have an impact on him.
Groove and straight forward attitude are key elements to his songwriting, while his ballads are blood dripping – pain inducing – straight from the heart – made. Heavy riffy guitars, climaxing solos and big, warm and gritty vocals are a trademark of his sound. A sound consolidated by a full analog production, using classic gear of the 70s and 80s, attempting to translate a live feel to the songs.
His intentions: To rock the world! To testify his own blood and guts, conjure the demons that haunt his spirit, to play rock ‘n’ roll till his last breath. Ultimately, to have a great time doing so!
His first EP has been digitally released, and his first video clip “I’m dead inside” is officially on Youtube.