Harris Chalkitis

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Harris Chalkitis is one of the biggest talents of his years.

Composer,orchestrator,singer but first of all a great musician. He is the creator of "Queen Samantha" and the show player of many music instruments; piano, guitar, saxophone, drums, percussion and many more musical instruments.. A real artist.

He was born in Cairo, Egypt.
At seven years old he went with his parents in Greece.

From his first steps in life he shows a strong interesting in music..

In 1961, Harris is in Greece and he participates in a group named PLAYBOYS. This was a famous pop group which guested two famous greek singers, Dakis and Filippos Nikolaou.

Next years find him in Sweden. He cooperates with many local groups.

He plays in several groups in Greece. He created and was a member of Aphrodite's Child, the famous group with Demis Roussos, Vangelis Papathanasiou and Loukas Sideras during 4 years. Chalkitis collaborates with them in album 666.

His collaboration with Demis Roussos keeps up after the end of Afrodite's Child. Chalkitis is in France now,he writes songs for Demis,he making programming in his discs and he organises his performances all over the world. He composed for many famous french artists, among them: Mireille Mathiew, Nicolette, Dalida.

Moreover, he composes songs for singers all over the world.

He's first album "So long" as singer and composer has just been producted and is released in almost all the countries in the word.

In 1976 he wins the first award in a famous French festival named ROSE D'OR.

Although he is very famous in Europe he doesn't forget his country, Greece. In 1977 he makes an attempt to insert in greek discography. Also he writes songs for Fillipos Nikolaou.

In 1982 he shines as a singer in SEOUL SONG FESTIVAL.

n early eighties he decides to move to Greece. The next years his cooperations with greek artists are many and very important for his career. In 1986,he cooperates with Stamatis Craounakis,a famous greek composer,at the album "Birimpa" (the first album of a greek singer called Polina).The mext year he takes part as a composer in her second gold L.P. "Pame gia treles stis Seyhelles".

In 1989, he writes 8 songs for the album "Pehnidi me ti fotia" of Dakis.The song "Alaloum" reaches No1 on greek charts.

In 1990, she composes and orchestrates the album "Ela Tora" in latin rythms with Zanet Kapougia (a singer who cames from South Amerika but she lives in Greece) The songs "Ela tora","Mi m eknevrizis","Ke me pas opou thelis" become very popular.

In 1991 he releases his personal L.P. "Kaftes Vradies".The same named song,a duet with Constantina becomes very popular. She also gives songs to Polina for his album "Stin polithrona tin bamboo".

In 1992 he cooperates with Dakis for one more time (L.P."Tsai me lemoni") and he gives his song "Chronia mas polla" in gold album "Esthisis" of the well-known greek singer Mando.

In addition to this he writes songs for the L.P.s "Sismos erotikos" and "Olo ke pio poli" with Efi Sarri.

In 1993 he composes for the first album of Athina Mavromati, entitled "Zali". Lyrics by Panos Falaras.

The next year he releases his personal L.P. "Mazi arga i grigora tha ginoume ano kato". Lyrics was written by Antony Papas. The ballad "Pare me psila" becomes a very popural song.

The same year he follows well-known singer Evridiki in Eurovision Song Contest as the leader of vocals group.(*I have to write that in the last years he had made vocals in discs of almost all greek singers. For example I mention some names: Keti Garbi, Thanos Kalliris, Mando, Paschalis, Sakis Rouvas, Dionisis Schinas and many more)

Simultaneously he writes the music for the first album of his daughter Victoria, entitled "Erotas Ine" (Lyrics by Natalia Germanou) and the album "Ripsokindini agapi" of Lilian. In this album he participates as a singer.

In 1996 he makes the second Victoria's L.P. (entitled "II") as well as he composes the albums:"Krifa Taxidia" (of Constantina's brother Antros Konstantinou) and "I proti mou fora" of Amanta.

A few months ago the cd-single "Anemos" was released by the new artist Yiorgos Katsinis. Music and lyrics was written by Harris Chalkitis. The whole CD of Yiorgos Katsinis was released recently entitled "Chalasmos". Chalkitis wrote the music for the songs "Afiste tin na figei" & "Tha magapas".

Harris Chalkitis composes a lot of jingles for radio and tv.

Finally he takes part as a musician in many performances. I have to mention his participation in great performance "Marinella in Rex"...
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Harris Chalkitis - Marita album art Harris Chalkitis Marita (Album) Barclay, Barclay Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - So Long album art Harris Chalkitis So Long (Album) Killroy Spain 1981 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - Απόδραση album art Θέσια Παναγιώτου, Ράνια Διζικιρίκη, Χάρης Χαλκίτης*, Κώστας Φέρρης* Θέσια Παναγιώτου, Ράνια Διζικιρίκη, Χάρης Χαλκίτης*, Κώστας Φέρρης* - Απόδραση (Album) CBS Greece 1987 Sell This Version
MSM 948 Harris Chalkitis - Καυτές Βραδιές album art Χάρης Χαλκίτης* Καυτές Βραδιές(LP, Album) Minos (2) MSM 948 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
SD-LP-017, 91546 S A Harris Chalkitis - Μαζί Αργά  Ή Γρήγορα Θα Γίνουμε Άνω Κάτω album art Χάρης Χαλκίτης* Μαζί Αργά Ή Γρήγορα Θα Γίνουμε Άνω Κάτω(LP, Album, Gat) Έβδομη Διάσταση, Έβδομη Διάσταση SD-LP-017, 91546 S A Greece 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Harris Chalkitis - Like The Bird / Time Is Over album art Harris Chalkitis Like The Bird / Time Is Over Barclay UK 1974 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - Libre y Solitario = Ridin' Free, Livin' Lonely album art Harris Chalkitis Libre y Solitario = Ridin' Free, Livin' Lonely (Single) Barclay, Musart Mexico 1974 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - Marita album art Harris Chalkitis Marita (Single) Barclay UK 1975 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - Morning Sun Shine / Right On Moving album art Harris Chalkitis Morning Sun Shine / Right On Moving (Single) PGP RTB, Barclay UK 1975 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - Ridin' Free, Livin' Lonely / If I Could album art Harris Chalkitis Ridin' Free, Livin' Lonely / If I Could (Single) Movieplay France 1973 Sell This Version
SN-90.123 Harris Chalkitis - Telephone Rock album art Harrys Chalkitis* Telephone Rock(7", Single) Movieplay, Barclay SN-90.123 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
62.219 Harris Chalkitis - Milady Lena album art Harris Chalkitis Milady Lena(7", Single) Barclay 62.219 France 1976 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - We'll Share The World (Compartiremos El Mundo) album art Harris Chalkitis We'll Share The World (Compartiremos El Mundo) (Single) Movieplay, Barclay Spain 1977 Sell This Version
SPBO-7264 Harris Chalkitis - So Long "Tan Largo" / Tiger In The Rain "Tigre En La LLuvia" album art Harris Chalkitis So Long "Tan Largo" / Tiger In The Rain "Tigre En La LLuvia"(7", Single, Promo) RCA SPBO-7264 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - So Long album art Harry Chalkitis* So Long (Maxi) Killroy, Killroy Canada 1980 Sell This Version
3345, KS 3345 Harris Chalkitis - So Long / To New Orleans album art Harry Chalkitis* So Long / To New Orleans(7") Killroy, Killroy 3345, KS 3345 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
MZ 004 Harris Chalkitis - So Long / Give Me Love (remix) album art Harry Chalkitis* So Long / Give Me Love (remix)(12", Single) Rio Records MZ 004 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
SPCO - 7265 Harris Chalkitis - So Long / Tiger In The Rain album art Harry Chalkitis* So Long / Tiger In The Rain(12") RCA SPCO - 7265 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - Les Enfants Qui Chantent album art Harry Chalkitis* Les Enfants Qui Chantent (Single) Jonathan France 1982 Sell This Version
Harris Chalkitis - Same Old Situation album art Harry Chalkitis* Same Old Situation (Maxi) Jonathan, Jonathan France 1982 Sell This Version
SPCO-7339 Harry Chalkitis* Same Old Situation / Give Me Love(7", Single) RCA SPCO-7339 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
SPCO-7340 Harris Chalkitis - Same Old Situation / Give Me Love album art Harry Chalkitis* Same Old Situation / Give Me Love(12", Maxi) RCA SPCO-7340 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
9070 Harris Chalkitis - Relatives Mix album art Harry Chalkitis* Relatives Mix(12") Jonathan 9070 France 1989 Sell This Version
6.13481, 6.13 481 Harry Chalkitis* So Long(7", Promo) Repertoire Records, Repertoire Records 6.13481, 6.13 481 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
B-01 Harris Chalkitis - Marita album art Harris Chalkitis Marita(7") Barclay B-01 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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