Christos Pappas

Composer, Producer, Front man

Coral Caves

Coral Caves – A Short Bio:

Coral Caves band formed in Leeds (UK) by Christos Pappas on 2009 and released debut album “Labyrinth’s Path” in June/2010. “Labyrinth’s path” has been broadcasted from various Radio Stations including BBC Radio & Radio Stations abroad, followed by interviews & live shows. “Labyrinth’s Path” has been reviewed by: Altsounds.com (USA), Sound On Sound magazine (UK), Jumbo Records (UK), Jazz&Tzaz magazine (GR), Protagon.gr (GR) to name a few.

With new line up, March 2012 sees the release of the new EP Album “Sometimes Shine” by CPS Records. The new EP Album follows a distinctly alternative musical route from the debut and gives an impression of Coral Caves’ new sound. “Sometimes Shine” made a break through in Radios’ playlists in the USA and also broadcasted in the UK & GREECE. Sometimes Shine also received very positive reviews (see review page) from magazines, blogs etc. in the UK, GREECE & USA where also listeners voted it as their favorite.

At present, Coral Caves are preparing the next full length Album that will continue on the path that ‘Sometimes Shine’ introduced but following it on another level. Coral Caves are changing their sound as the Sunlight’s intensity reflects and changes Corals’ colours under the Sea level.

Find out more news about Coral Caves on news page, band’s facebook, twitter, soundcloud, etc.
 

PRESS RELEASE:

Coral Caves -Sometimes Shine”
                    

Sometimes Shine is the new EP album that follows a distinctly alternative musical route. It gives an impression of our new sound, roving & drifting through the imaginings of Coral Caves.

After the debut album “Labyrinth’s Path” I went through new creative phases, which led me to explore new musical avenues. After a while this natural progression became translated into music & words. I tried to capture my emotions equally through both composition and production when words translate into sounds and sounds are transformed into words.

There are times that shine in life, especially after darkness and you can choose either to go down and drown or to move on. Sometimes Shine embraces hope in love & life, not as traditionally expressed by the romantics, but like the roll and undulation of the waves.

Christos Pappas

Official release date: 15/3/2012 © CPS Records

 

Sometimes Shine – Credits:

CORAL CAVES:

Christos Pappas – Vocals, Guitars

Matt Johnson – T.Saxophone

Dan Hudson – Drums

Oliver L.T. – Bass Guitar

 

Music & Lyrics by – Christos Pappas

 

Recorded at – Valley Wood Studio, Leeds, UK

Recorded & Mixed by – Barkley McKay

Produced by – Christos Pappas

Mastered by – Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

 

Session Musicians:

Barkley McKay – Hammond

Matthew Kibble – Cello

 

Photography – Simon Murray

Design – Katerina Kourou

 

Copyright 2011 – All rights reserved.

 

CPS RECORDS

 

PRESS RELEASE:

Coral Caves – “Labyrinth’s Path” (Debut Album)

This latest journey from Coral Caves is one that will mesmerize you through sounds and influences from across the globe. “Labyrinth’s Path” is an album, which has been created as one – a clear vision from the beginning. It’s a musical trip from Greece and the Balkans to the West, a prisma of Greek & Balkan music traditions in a post-modern context.

Guitars substitute the Lute and Bouzouki. The Saxophone and Clarinet performances, scores and melodies are inspired from Greek traditions, while the Brass instruments incite and invite you to the sound of the Balkans.

Lyrically “Labyrinth’s path” refers to erotic/personal relationships, – times of romance and tenderness that have passed. The songs “Black curtains” and “Labyrinth’s path” are inspired form the ancient myths of Icarus and Theseus accordingly.

I composed and produced this album in a very emotionally tense period of my life. Labyrinth’s path for me acts as a catharsis for all the mournful emotions I experienced that period. Is an expressionistic music journey, a diving trip to the emotions and senses.

Christos Pappas

Official release date: 1/6/2010

 

Labyrinth’s Path – Credits:

Coral Caves:

Christos Pappas – Vocals, Guitars


Edward Neidhardt – Tenor & Alto Sax, Clarinet


 

Music by – Christos Pappas

 

Lyrics by – Christos Pappas & Apostolos Tombros

 

Recorded at – LCM Studios, Leeds, UK

Recorded by – Stephen Collier

Mixed & Produced by – Christos Pappas

Mastered by – Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

 

Session Musicians:

 

Will Reeder – Double Bass


Emma Whitehead – Drums


Richard Laws – Drums, Percussions (tracks 6,9)

Ilias Alexiou Devetzoglou – Violin


Emmanuelle Want – Cello


Jim Hutch – Double Bass (track 6)

 

Artwork & design: Nicholas Tighe

 

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