Band of the Day: Drosostalia / Rükiye

If you’re ever in Germany and want some authentic music and your teeth repaired, then do we have the band for you…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

George Hondralis is from Greece and Rukiye from Turkey. We both live and work in Germany and we have a band with the name Drosostalia.

How did you meet?

We met in Germany. Giorgos Hondralis has a dentist clinic, Rukiye is a dentist too! We met and started work together at Giorgos’ clinic.

How long have you been playing as a band?

Five years.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Drosostalia in Greek means dewdrops.

What are your influences?

Traditional music, authentic music… any kind of music where the instruments speaks to listeners’ souls, and poetry. Great composers – we can’t name them one by one, they are lot. Inspiration is important for us, and good music.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We love traditional music from the Mediterranean, but also we try any type of music that inspires us.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Giorgos Hondralis writes lyrics inspired by life, from real people and real events, such as the latest song “Minneapolis Man”.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Lot of shows, we really do not count them. We are so happy people want to see us again and again. People at our shows sing with us, they feel the rythm and the lyrics, we are like one big group all together sharing feelings.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Bouzouki, guitar (electric, acoustic and classic), drums, piano, violin… we have our own little symphonic orchestra!

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

Our latest song “Minneapolis Man”, a co-operation with Tylarik, a very talented composer and Singer from the USA.

What are your plans for the rest of 2020?

We are working at  a new album, in English this time.

Drosostalia: facebook

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