George Blue Galanos is an emerging rock ‘n’ roller from Greece. “Galanos” actually means “blue” in Greek, and if you don’t believe in coincidences, it could be his calling to play the blues.
After two decades of countless live shows and bands, Blue decided to forge his own musical amalgam and walk down the road of high intensity, guitar exploding, rocking blues.
His style can be described as heavy, aggressive blues rock, influenced by bands and artists like Jimi Hendrix, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Gary Moore, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Spiritual Beggars, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tinsley Ellis, Dave Meniketti, Phillip Sayce and Richie Kotzen.
His first EP came out on September 26th, 2018 and during the first three months, it already received high praising reviews and also a high commendation for the song “I’m dead inside” in the International UK Songwriting Contest. In the ending of 2018, the same song won a spot in Songdew’s Ultimate Playlist 2018.
Quoting some reviews:
“There is a willingness to innovate and explore that gives this recording its contemporary currency. There’s no room for complacency, cliché or recycled riffs as the essential meeting of polished songs and a seasoned production pushes Galanos to dizzying artistic heights.”
– Tuned Loud Magazine
“Alongside his fretboard mastery which joins the rich and harmonious melody to I’m Dead Inside, George’s vocals will leave you a little in awe. With his vocals veering more towards the Rock genre, there really is no understating how arresting the potent capabilities of his vocal capacity are. His soaring guitar riffs and breakdowns left my stomach in knots more than once during the progressively fluid duration of the slightly extended track. “
– A&R Factory Magazine
“George Blue Galanos offers a fine mix of stunning guitar playing, creativity, considerate writing, and almighty blues-rock rhythms. His voice is also loaded with character, so the more you hear of his work, the more you recognize and relate to the sound.”
– Stereo Stickman Magazine
“ If you’ve ever spent time with the guitar gods of this planet, you already know it’s a mixed bag when it comes to how many of them can confidently take to the mic as well as they do their instrument – the fact that George can do both so capably will take his music a long way – he’s miles ahead on the microphone already compared to half the guitarists out there and his bold soulful approach to Blues-Rock has genuine identity & style. “
– Sleeping Bag Studios Magazine
Blue has recently quit the city life, came back to his homeland in Southern Greece and has become a farmer. Down there he has formed a killer trio act called “George Blue Galanos and the Indigos” featuring Jim Rouvell on drums and George Sakkaris on bass guitar and they are about to start touring and completing a full-length album.
SOURCE: Official Bio