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Professional Sinnerz: We are inspired by everything around us

17 November 2009 / 11:11:51  GRReporter
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They are young, talented and very successful – Professional Sinnerz. Savas Koutsidis (Tyler) and Yanni Sterious (Adamas). Two friends from Thessaloniki, who seven years ago decided to start a musical project…just for the sake of love for music. Today after three released albums, one out of which golden, they gave a interview for Victoria Mindova and GRReporter’s readers.

How did you decide to do music?

At first it was only a hobby, passion for music…just like all other musicians!

Who is the Godfather of the band?

Before meeting each other, Adamas had another project. I mixed some of his songs and we decided that the results are good. When we created the project, someone proposed to call the band Professional Sinnerz. It comes from Everlast song, where it says “Professional sinner since Birth”.

Tell us a bit more about your sound recording work and about Professional Sinnerz’ development until now.

We started as an independent group in 2002. We released our first demo in 2003-2004 and then the video of True Master. Until now we have released three albums. The first one was Enter Purgatory (2005), which can be bought only online, Nothing Is A Coincidence (2007), which was self financed and can be found only in music stores. In 2008 we were invited in Family the Label (Greek hip-hop sound recording company, which cooperates with big international companies like BMG, Universal and the Bulgarian Stars Records), where we recorded our latest album Amazing (2009), which was released by Universal.

Did you expect the great success of Otan se iha protodi and Mine eki pou ise and what inspired you to write those songs?

We are inspired by everyone around us, by life itself and by situations we get in and the traces they leave in us. The truth is that a year ago we did not believe that those two songs can become famous, it would have been crazy to think something like this can happen. Success truly makes us happy and we will try to work as much as we can, in order to reach a higher level.

Who are the people, who believed in you and helped you make your songs famous?

Many people helped us reach to here. At the beginning they were friends like Zoltan tribe, 031 and later on Family the Label and Rock Management. Btu of course we cannot forget the people who helped us the most – our fans! They have been supporting us from the beginning!

What kind of music do you listen to and which styles have influenced Professional Sinnerz?

We listen to everything – Hip-hop, Hardcore, Punk and many others. We do not limit ourselves to one style – music is good no matter what style it is! Hip-hop bands from the 90s like Rock and Electro have influenced our style the most.

Would you record a song in English and do you believe this would help your career abroad?

The truth is that we are not so good with English texts and if we write a song it will come out OK and not great. We have two songs with refrains in English – Hypocrite and Sex Drugs Rocknroll, which we perform together with Dear Darkstar and Como esta Loco. Regarding our career abroad, it would be great if we make it by singing in Greek but of course those are only dreams!

Where can fans see you Live?

We play everywhere we are invited! You can also get in our mySpace site, where you can always check out our program.

According to you, what steps should young performers follow in order to succeed?

If someone wants to make it, firstly they should make good music, which differentiates itself with good individual sound. They have to be patient, persistent and to believe 100% in what they are doing! Of course, they have to have a lot of luck and to know the right people!

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