We are very pleased to announce that we have a show in the beautiful Greek Island of Crete 10th August 2010. Here are the details and a link to the NowHeraklion web site.

At Pagopoieion ‘First Floor Underground’ tel: +30 2810 346 028
St. Titus Square, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

NowHeraklion.com proudly presents NOW! an evening of entertainment in aid of ‘Rodanthos’ whose aim is to improve health services for patients with neoplasm at the University General Hospital of Heraklion (Pa.G.N.I.)

At Pagopoieion ‘First Floor Underground’, St. Titus Square, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Tel: +30 2810 346 028

Tuesday 10th August 21:15-01:30

Featuring: Will ‘Cliff’ Chandler, Korina Legaki, Panos Tsikos, Emmanuel ‘Henry Jones’, Women In Black, Papias and DJ Quickaras (please scroll down for biographies of each artist)

Master of Ceremonies: Clive ‘Clivios’ Birch Tel: +30 6979 395 287, translation by Nikos Gigourtakis.

Art Exhibitions by painters Kostis Moudatsos and Barbara Daling

Wine Tasting by Tamiolakis Wines

Grand Raffle with Exceptional Prizes. All proceeds to ‘Rodanthos’.

Photography by Graham Hodgetts.

Special thanks to Xrissana, Kostas and all the staff at Pagopoieion for all their invaluable support.

Thanks also to Kallia for the Greek translations.

Tickets: €10

Tickets are strictly limited and are available at the Pagopoieion, 10am to 2pm – first come, first served! All proceeds to Rodanthos.

Tickets can also be reserved by emailing Clive Birch at clive@nowheraklion.com or by calling Kathy Julian on +30 6972 286 736.


Cliff Richard tribute performer Will Chandler is highly regarded by many as the No.1 ‘Cliff Lookalike’. His act is aptly named ‘Cliff… As If’ due to Will’s striking resemblance to the Peter Pan of Pop. Cliff Richard was astounded when he met Will face to face and commented on how it was like meeting himself! ‘Cliff… As If’ was formed in early 2007 and has toured all over the UK and Europe including Portugal and Spain. and Will has appeared as Cliff on TV, as well as appearing at Cliff Richard’s vineyard in the Algarve. Will has been in showbusiness since the age of 16 and has many years of experience on stage as a singer and dancer. Will says “being able to do a Cliff Richard tribute show is great fun and a privilege. I have been a fan of Cliff all my life and there is nothing that I would rather do more.”

Korina Legaki was born in Heraklion Crete. She studied Classical and Jazz Music, the piano, orthophony as well as Hotel Business Management. Korina speaks Five languages. Since 2001 she has performed as a singer and has appeared in several musicals and festivals. In 2007 she worked together with the composer M. Kounalakis and the director Cleo Fanouraki and had a lead part in two music performances ‘En face’ in Crete and ‘Arode’ in Athens. Korina has collaborated with the band ‘Armos’ both in the studio and live on tour. In 2010 she began working with the director Maramis who gives concerts all around Greece. Korina has released a personal album ‘Dance in the Rain’ with music by Armos and Maramis, Gargalas and Kaldaras. She also sang as guest on the album ‘Winds and Tides’ by Armos and M. Stoka.

Panos Tsikos was born in Greece. He studied French Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessalonika and Music at the State Conservatoire of Thessalonika. He sang with Opera Thessalonikis before moving to London to gain a Masters in Music and to study Voice at the Trinity College of Music with Peter Knapp and Roger Vignoles as mentor. Following his graduation, Panos studied with Robert Dean. In 2004 he made his professional debut and has sung several important roles. His repertoire includes Mozart, Haendel, Rossini and Charpentier. In concert he has performed works by the composer Anna Stereopoulou, inspired by ancient Greek music. Panos has made numerous concert appearances in Ireland, Greece and the UK and has worked with many choreographers. The Irish press described him as “a charismatic singer and actor” who “brings passion on the stage”. Panos is appearing at the Summer Arts Festival 2010 in Heraklion on Wednesday 15th September with his vocal ensemble ‘Dies Irae’.

WOMEN IN BLACK (Why Crete is a Woman)
Cretan Music and Dance by the ‘Educational and Cultural Group’ was founded by Prof. F.A. Gianni Panagiotakis, who or the last twenty years, has specialised in the research, analysis and teaching of folklore literature and the music wealth of Crete and the rest of Greece. Today, Gianni organises groups which through dance and music, aim to approach other civilisations, all around the globe. Six ‘Women in Black’ will perform dances especially prepared for the NOW! concert.

Emmanuel Pascalodimitrakis began singing at a young age while listening to popular music of the 60’s and 70’s in Heraklion, Crete and soon began performing himself live and on the radio as ‘Henry Jones’. After living and working abroad for many years, Emmanuel, a now retired Boeing Engineer then based in Seattle, America, has resumed living on Crete and continues to sing in clubs and hotels across the island, entertaining both locals and tourist to a rich assortment of music, while specialising in the songs of the great Elvis Presley and some are promised at the NOW! concert!

‘Papias’ Mitsos was born in Ermioni of Argolida, where he lived until the age of 18. He then moved to Heraklion, Crete, in order to study Physics at the Cretan University. However it was music that interested and inspired him most and as Papias says it was “music that cast a spell” on him. Over the years, he has taken part in numerous music and live events with various music groups, playing a diverse range of music, including that of Crete and contemporary rhythm and blues of America and England, He is also an enthusiastic and prolific songwriter, seizing every opportunity of performing his rich repertoire of songs. Papias currently plays around Crete with two bands, ‘Four Of A Kind’ and ‘Soundgeist’ with whom he has recorded an album, entitled ‘The Fine Line Between’. He plans to open the NOW! concert with his own arrangement of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billy Jean’, which promises to be a real treat!

Kostas Karnikis was born and raised in Fodele, Crete. He is a graphic designer as well as a part-time disc jockey since 1993, appearing as Quickaras. Always discovering new music of the present and digging deeper into the past, Kostas has played his music at most of the bars in Heraklion, such as Pagopoieion, Caldera, La Brasserie and Imeros. Last year, DJ Quickaras made his debut presenting a regular radio show on a Heraklion radio station, Mousiko Kanali 105.1 FM. For the NOW! concert he promises a special disco to finish the event, so don’t forget your dancing shoes!


Athens based artist Kostis Moudatsos was born in Crete and his early memories of an artistic history of exceptional richness is reflected to this day in his work. Through his paintings, Kostis conveys a very personal view, very questioning but with a sense of irony and an element of humour. No arrogance here, no provocation, but painting with soul. No decorative flattering, but a genuine technical expertise for his art. Kostis develops a very personal way of visualising every single picture. Many of his recent works are made up with ‘tiles’, each of them reminding us that modern pictures are composed of pixels, just like his ‘tiles’. He is an artist who strongly imposes himself in the present. His works are an archaeology of present times, without overlooking the past. A dedicated artist, Kostis regularly exhibits in Greece and abroad, with an exhibition planned in Poland later this year. Last year, his exhibition at the Saint Mark’s Basilica in Heraklion was an outstanding success, with sales of his paintings exceeding even his modest expectations. Kostis will show a small selection of his paintings for NOW! in the lobby of ‘First Floor Underground’ and will be present to discuss his work.

Barbara Daling was born in Dortmund, Germany. She graduated as a designer at the Muenster Professional School of Graphic Design and then worked as a freelance designer, book illustrator and painter.
Since 1977, multitalented Barbara has exhibited in Germany and abroad (Dortmund, Muenster, Muenchen, Hamburg, Berlin, Heraklion, Sankt Moritz, Zuerich, Bologna, Paris, Tokyo). Many of her paintings are inspired by the orient and Crete. Barbara uses the basic symbols of the Minoan Civilisation as well as from even older cultures, which are conveyed in her highly inspirational work. Her paintings transmit emotion and spirituality, her iconic language represents a facet of human emotion as she presents us with painted mythological creatures and scenes from the subconscious mind. She expresses herself with a gamma of beautiful colours in a simple but technically perfect way. Barbara lives in a small mountain village in Crete and also spends some of her time in both Germany and America. Barbara will show a small selection of her paintings for NOW! in the lobby of ‘First Floor Underground’ and will be present to discuss her work.


The Tamiolakis Estate is located near the village of Houdetsi, in Heraklion, Crete. It is located within the VQPRD zone of Peza. The domain covers an area of about 13 acres of organic-cultured vineyards and includes a small but fully equipped winery. It constitutes the basis of a family enterprise, with the family members sharing common experiences, studies and interests in the field of wine production. The estate was established with the purpose of producing quality wines, highly representative of Crete’s special character. It is with this perspective that all the wines produced in it, are based on traditional local varieties. The Tamiolakis Winery will be present at the NOW! concert with free tasting for all and their wines will be available from the bar througout the evening. For more information, visit their website www.tamiolakiswines.gr


NowHeraklion.com is a website designed and launched in May this year by designer Clive ‘Clivios’ Birch, an Englishman now residing in Crete. It’s a new and unique concept created by people who love Heraklion, for people who love Heraklion, including our many welcome visitors from all over the world. NowHeraklion.com is your No.1 guide to everything that’s happening in and around Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, Greece – whatever your tastes, whenever you want something to do, connect for all the very latest! www.nowheraklion.com

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