Michael Willow is a song writer born in Thessaloniki (Northern Greece) in 1982. Since November 2006 he has moved to Dublin (Ireland) where he has his own home studio. He works as a music teacher (Higher D. in Music and Arts 60 Credits Hetac Griffith College) (guitar and voice) in Dun Laoghaire Music School. He has worked with the Ozanam House community resources for the summer project doing choir arrangements and other music organizations in Ireland.
His work in Greece: From May 2004 until November 2006 he broadcasted the radio show “Sound and Vision” on City International 106,1 FM, Thessaloniki, Greece, sponsored by the electronic music-promotion company www.music-city.gr. Special guest in his shows in City International was the British singer/songwriter Nikki Sudden (who had collaborated among others with R.E.M and the Rolling stones) on the 15 and 22-11-2004. More interviews followed with the local groups. He has collaborated with the second best seller famous Greek band “The Olympians Live” (known also as “The Olympians”) doing demo songs. He also helped them in some demo works using his own studio equipment. There are a few songs of him in Greek language.
Since the summer of 2005 he collaborate as a composer and singer with the publishing house «Idrogios» and the Non-Governmental Cultural Organization «Argonautes», setting poems to music and performing them at the Poetry Festivals organized by «Argonautes» and the «Music Company of Northern Greece».
Live performances in Dublin, supporting Eimear Quinn, in the open mic show “Naked Launch” in the festival for arts Art In Action giving classical guitar recital co Meath (Ireland).
In Thessaloniki: 1st poetry festival of Thessaloniki (15 of October 2005), in the Poetry Festival May of Love (24 of May 2006),in the 2nd Poetry Festival of Thessaloniki (3 November 2006) that was dedicated to the Worldwide famous Greek poet and Translator Takis Varvitsiotes. He also undertook the presentation of the festival.
1)”Olive”: Publiced 13 of November 2006 (3.000 pieces) in the view of the second Poetry Festival of Thessaloniki (setting poems to music). It includes 5 compositions of Michael Willow. Label: «Argonautes»
2)”Keep me on rhythm” (Kratise me ston rythmo) 25 May 2007: Participation in the full album of the Greek rock band “Bemol” in the song “Why you are not silence” (Giati den ise siopi). Words from Vasilis Barlakas.
3)“Limits”: 1st solo album. Independent release, available on ITunes 18 July 2008.
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