Australia’s spectacular Byron Bay area sets much of the tone for Evangelos’ work as does his Asia Minor roots.
It’s work that spans music, art (painting & GFX), photography, cinematography and writing (short stories & poetry).
His art may not always be orthodox yet it’s steeped in the traditional.
His mantra – ‘a reverence for life, a love of place!’
His aim is to raise voice in support of the marginalised, the afflicted, the dispossessed and the homeless while never forgetting those in good spirit – lessening isolation and bringing joy, making our communities a little more wholesome, advocating peace and harmony!
‘Art of the Spirit’ (and spirituality) speaks to the soul with the intention of uniting of all those things that address the inner awareness and higher purpose for an outer greater and common good.
Evangelos’ music is in the same vein of the myriad activists, protest songs and artists since the ‘60s counterculture – Dylan, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On, Neil Young’s Ohio or Dave Matthews’ Too Much, WAR by Edwin Starr, Gimme Shelter, Springsteen, Marley – an endless list.
Evangelos adds his voice and advocates innovative thinking and activism spotlighting the things that must change to create a more harmonious life and a better world.
His music compositions have been described as the soundtrack to a life expressed via new age, ambient, avant garde and raw rock ‘n’ roll drawing on a range of genres through funk, groove, world, jazz, Greek, Middle Eastern and of course rock.
The incredible natural beauty of Australia supplies inspiration.
A huge range of influences powers his compositions from the beaches around Byron Bay, the Great Barrier Reef, the spiritual and sacred Australian landscape and Outback to the vibrant, cultural cosmopolitan Melbourne life.
His travels have always been about the people with the land being a stage.
He feels Australia’s aboriginal people have a wealth to offer the world.
We could benefit hugely if we’d just listen respectfully. Evangelos’ cultural heritage of Asia Minor and its eastern Mediterranean history allow him to relate to this and their situation.
And yet, this in no way stops with Australia.
This entire Earth, our home, is precious and deserves care and respect. It is huge, complex and absolutely fascinating. Look after the earth and it will look after you.
Musicians Without Borders says “Use the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities and heal the wounds of war.”
“If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” Jimi Hendrix.
There’s a photo taken by the Voyager spacecraft shot from the outer side of Neptune looking back across the solar system. Earth is a speck of tiny dust – an easily dismissed speck.
Carl Sagan “Every one of us is in the cosmic perspective precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies you will not find another.”
Evangelos is motivated by WHY which he is driven to express though his art.
“I really don’t care about going to planet Mars, not until we’ve learned to treasure our planet first.”
We’ve done aggression, greed, self interest and hate since we threw the first stone and we inevitably end up at the same place – just the faces and costumes change – It’s time to be a lot less primal.” Evangelos