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Daily Inspiration: Meet George Solonos

Today we’d like to introduce you to George Solonos.

Hi George, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I come from a music family background, both from my mother’s and father’s side, so I have been into music since I can remember.

My professional career counts a little over 20 years in the industry and I’ve had the pleasure of being affiliated with a plethora of wonderful artists.
Some of the most well-known ones would be Tommy Lee (Motley Crue, Methods of Mayhem), Kerwin Dubois, Scott Humphrey, Quincy Jones, Tim “Ripper” Owens, and Boy George.

I was born on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Though the island has always been kind to me with all its natural beauties and kind-hearted people, there was always an unquenchable thirst for experience and internal growth that led me to reside in places like the UK, Greece and California.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Every road always comes with challenges, and that is a lesson I learned at a young age.
What actually got me to see music as a true means of expression was the fact that for the most part of my childhood I had a stutter that would almost not allow me to pronounce a single word.

In hindsight, this led me to discover different ways to “talk” through the guitar and piano. Friends would often visit, and instead of us talking, I would perform for them.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My role in music has always been a versatile one. I enjoy exploring and keeping things interesting so have always variated between composing and producing music, to live shows, studio work and film. At the end of the day, I find that all these elements feed off each other and overall, create a better understanding of music altogether.

This also applies when working with a variety of different music genres. In the words of Louis Armstrong: “There are only two kinds of music, the good, and the bad”.

Now, I am very excited to announce that a new personal album is in the making, again implementing the same philosophy.

I find that the best way to create something worthwhile is to make sure you’re enjoying every step of the process.

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Petros Nikolaides

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