Eventim Spotlights grabbed a quick chat with Leon Of Athens before his upcoming gig at AAA in Kensington. Buy tickets here
HK: Hey Leon! When did you start making music?
Leon: I first started writing songs in my early teens. One of my first songs was about war. I remember how absurd the concept of war seemed back then.
HK: What is the most memorable gig you’ve played so far and why?
Leon: I really enjoy playing open air shows, especially when the sky is almost dark and it’s summer and there’s a cool breeze. One of my most memorable shows is in Technopolis in Athens and also I really enjoyed the scenery at UP festival in the island of Koufonissia, really good vibe.
HK: You moved to London in 2012. What are the differences between the new music scene in Athens & in London?
Leon: The most striking difference is the number of bands here in London. Compared to Athens the scene is huge. Also the industry in the UK is much more developed.
HK: Who inspires you?
Leon: Brian Eno, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Fugazi, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, Cohen bros, The Clash, Velvet Undrground and many others.
HK: If you could play any gig in the world where would it be?
Leon: I would love to play at the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion in Greece. It’s a really magical setting there at sunset time and I believe that having a gig there would be full of powerful energy.
HK: Can you give us a sneak preview of your setlist for 29th May?
Leon Of Athens will be live at AAA in Kensington on 29 May. Buy tickets here
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