My name is Constantine Velliadis, i live and work in Greece. I´m an session musician. I have over 20 years of live gigs experience with the greatest greek artists. My main instrument is the greek bouzouki, but also i play the oud, the louth, mandolin , saz, guitar.
i have collaboraded with many greek artists such as: Giorgos Dalaras, Kostas Makedonas, Melina Aslanidou, Christos Nikolopoulos, Christos Dantis, Vasilis Karras and many others.
Songs of mine where recorded at great greek studios like the Odeon, Sierra and BK. As a bandleader i had the honor to do many albums and soudtracks.
As a composer i have composed over 50 songs, for the artists i mentined in the beginning. 3 whole albums with my songs belong already to my life work. I have participated in online recording for more than 12 years. My music influences, besid eGreek music, belong to ethnic and Balkan sounds, i´m also familiar in the european music genre.
I Have my own home studio with all the necessary equipment, like microphones Akg c -214 and Neumann TLM 103, so i can fulfil any projekt.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions and i´ll be thrilled to work with you people.
One thing is for sure, i will work on every task as it where my own.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
Interview with Constantine Velliadis
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: On the album Den sou aniko from Kostas Makedonas. I was the composer of songs , the musician on the recording and the bandleader at the live sessions.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I´m currntly working on an album , with my own music . On this Album artists like Georg Dalaras and Glykeria will sing my songs. I recording every single instrument for this album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Christos Dantis
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I perfekt projekt and the end
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like everything about my job
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When can i expect it back. My answer: It will be ready in 1-3 days from now
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Every client will be getting questions regarding his own projekt
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look at my carrer
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been working as a musician for 20 years, as a sessions musician, bandleader or composer
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Omar Faruk Tekbilek, because of his amazing intrumental skills and the wonderfull sounds he creats
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Xanete Georg Dalaras, Xoris esena Kostas Makedonas, Feggari ashmi Kostas Makedonas, I Xenitia sou Georg Dalaras
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: ethnik, folk, balkan and greek
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: instrumental recording and composing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Passion, perfekt instrumental playing, personal ideas and my peronal touch
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Mostly people contact me, tell me what there thinking about writing, and then i work on that task to create the sound. For the composing part i mostly get the lyrics first and i write the music or the artist tells me what song he wants an i try to reach out to his goal.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Q Base 10, AKG C -214, Neumann TLM 103
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: all type of ethnik music produktions
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: full instrumental song production, sound recording of instruments i play , orchestration, composing music