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11 mars 2007

Honest Touch - Independent Music Awards Vox Populi winners

The project Honest Touch from Athens, Greece is among the diverse group of artists from all over the world, chosen as the Independent Music Awards Vox Populi winners. Visitors of the IMAs website were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite album and the project received the highest rates in the New Age category. The IMAs is a program that promotes independent artists, labels and releases to over 11 Million music fans and industry insiders.

Now in its seventh year, this is the first time the IMAs has opened the voting process to include fans and industry voters that were not on the official judging panel, which this year included Peter Gabriel, Wynonna, Suzanne Vega and Ozzy Osbourne among many others. Through press releases and outreaches to fans and industry, thousands have cast their votes at the online Vox Populi Jukebox at the Independent Music Awards site.

In a very personal manner, Fofi Maniadaki and Samy Elgazzar merged the styles of Piano music, New Age music, Pop music and Orchestral music. They refer to their music as a cinematic Pop music or as they call it "Tacit Pop". The project has gained much success and favorable reviews from Europe, USA and Canada. The debut album was nominated among the Album Finalists of the 2007 Independent Music Awards (IMAs) in the New Age category.

One month later, the project received four nominations in the International Online Music Awards (Canada) and won the Best Keyboard Player category. Paul De Micheli of Mondo Blu Radio (Spain) writes: "Beautifully-crafted melodies that would be worthy of a John Williams or indeed Ennio Morricone". Colin Lynch (Canada) states in IOM magazine: "This very gifted and scandalously skilled contemporary classical composer/musician ensemble can move you to the kind of tears you never thought you had". Dan MacIntosh of (USA) says "Their sound is full-bodied, with a lovely orchestral feel, and you can easily imagine much of it as movie soundtrack music."

Honest Touch's music is characterized by a genuine and emotional color: music that will enrapture the mind and soul of the listener. Be sure to visit the official web site to check the music samples before you pickup your copy of "Memories From A Dream". Stay tuned with Honest Touch, a music that offers a unique sensation.

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