introduced to the sounds of Greek folk music with the works of national composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis and Mimis Plessas to name a few. Growing a little older, she became an avid listener of soul, pop and r&b music, where she picked up her since then trademark soulful rasp. She swears by the Beatles along with Nina Simone as her ultimate favorite artists and also includes Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, The Cure, Radiohead, Glen Hansard and Erykah Badu as other musical influences.
Katerine studied classical guitar at the conservatory as well as singing under the guidance of eminent vocal coach Eleni Melissidi, which exposed her to the world of classical music and helped broaden her musical horizons. She studied and interpreted arias and lieder by Verdi, Mozart and Schubert as well as a more modern repertoire including jazz and ultimately chose to stick to her contemporary influences. She started experimenting with song writing as a teenager when she and her family first moved to Greece. She attended and studied law at the University of Athens only to realize that music was what she actually wanted to pursue professionally. As a sworn film buff she has also been experimenting with the art of film making and has attended various seminars.
ll, who studied Ethnomusicology at UCLA, has gathered inspiration from playing music on every continent except Antarctica.
Will Magid’s trumpet will take you to Havana in the summertime. It will take you to a West African wedding and, simultaneously, a French dance club. It will take you to soul music in Japan, a 1920's speakeasy, then to the cusp of the end of the world, where everyone’s dancing because they have nothing to lose. The trumpet will holler vibrantly no matter what. And it’s a flexible instrument, well suited for his music production style with victorious leaps among sounds from the past, sounds from here and sounds from elsewhere. While he’s devoted to his trumpet, Will is truly a multi-instrumentalist/producer. The resulting pieces are buoyant jams packed with rich layers of celebratory horns, bouncing percussion, classical strings and even a bit of ambient noise.
He’s had the honor to tour and collaborate with many talented artists from diverse genres of music, such as Solomon Burke, Erykah Badu, Pretty Lights, Kenny Burrell, Zigaboo Modeliste Bonobo, Baba' Ken Okulolo, Ocote Soul Sounds, Afrolicious, CocoRosie, Jeremy Sole, J-Boogie, and the Mutaytor.
A collector of sounds, Will layers the familiar with the curious, building imaginary worlds somehow both strange and close to home.…