(b. September 29, 1957 in Sykia in Chalkidiki, Greece) is a Greek singer and songwriter.
One of the great songwriters of his generation with a very personal and identifiable musical style in his narrative songs.
As of 2010, he is considered one of the most influential songwriters in Greece.
Sokratis Malamas was born on September 29, 1957 in Sykia in Chalkidiki, Greece. His family moved to Stuttgart
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for a few years, he later moved to Thessaloniki
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. There, he sang bouzouki songs and he learned from his father about his music. At age thirteen, he bought his first guitar and practiced for his presentations at schoolworks and when he was seventeen, he followed his guitar studies at the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki (Μακεδονικό Ωδείο Θεσσαλονίκης = Makedoniko Odeio Thessalonikis). He returned to Germany after he finished school and later went to the Stuttgart Odeon. In one difficult period of his life, he came back to Greece and attended studies at the National Conservatory of Athens (Εθνικό Ωδείο Αθηνών = Ethniko Odeio Athinon). He was taught by Vangelis Assimakopoulos and Notis Mavroudis. At 23, he began his professional career, worked as a guitar teacher and a singer in some public shops. Before he continued into his personal way, he was a guitarist at the orchestra of Nikos Papazoglou
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He continued to play music in public shops, he tried and put his songs on programs. Not until the time that Nikos Papazoglou made him enter the studio and began his first album Aspromavres Istories in 1989. Sokratis Malamas wrote songs for theatrical releases and made his performance in the odeon. His direction of his works was better known and loved his charts.
He performed with famous musicians including Manolis Rasoulis
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, composers including Nikos Xydakis
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, Melina Kana and more composers including Giannis Tsatsopoulos, Giorgos Athanassopoulos, Alkis Alkaiou, Fotini Lambridis, Thodoros Gonis, Michalis Gkanas, Odysseas Ioannou and Thanasis Papakonstantinou. He also had enough participants of works of famous people including Dionyssis Tsaknis, Maria Thoidou, B.D. Foxmoor and Sadahzinia
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(of Active Member
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), Eleftheria Arvanitaki
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, Thanos Mikroutsikos
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, Michalis Siganidis, Takis Vouis, Maria Papanikolaou and others.
Malamas also wrote songs and featured them in movies including To Kynigi To Lagou (Το Κυνήγι του Λαγού) http://www.gfc.gr/3/31/film_gr.asp?id=60
and interpreted a song called To Chrono na Lavoso (Το χρόνο να λαβώσω) in a short-length film Ypsoma 33 (Ύψωμα 33) http://www.gfc.gr/3/31/film_gr.asp?id=373
- Aspromavres Istories (1989)
- Paramithia (1991)
- Tis Meras kai tis Nixtas (1992)
- Kyklos (1993)
- Lavyrinthos (1996)
- 13.000 Meres (1998)
- O Fylakas kai o Vasilias (2000)
- Ena (2002)
- Adeio Domatio (2005)
- Dromoi (2007)
- Ekso (2010)
- Perasma (2010)
- 1994 - To Fantasma Apo to Parelthon (Το φάντασμα από το παρελθόν) (Akti)
- 1995 - Stin Andromeda Kai Stin Gi (Στην Ανδρομέδα και στη γη = On Andromeda And On Earth) (Lyra)
- 1997 - I Gynaika Kai To Milo (Η γυναίκα και το μήλο) (Mylos)
- 1997 - Pyli Tis Ammou (Πύλη της άμμου = Sand Gate) (Mylos)
- 1997 - San Petalouda (Σαν πεταλούδα = Like A Butterfly) Virgin
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- 1999 - Me tin Platy ston Tycho (Με την πλάτη στον τοίχο = With The Back On The Wall)
- 1999 - Mikres Angelies (Μικρές αγγελίες = Little Tidings)