Biography

 

Kaiti Garbi is a unique artist and amongst the most successful top-selling Greek singers of the last 20 years, with more than 1.000.000 album sales over the course of her career, hundredths of songs and timeless hits, Gold and multi-platinum albums, live performances and tours all around Greece and abroad.

Her voice is always familiar, a voice from the heart, with a distinct tone and “identity”. Her singing always passionate, sometimes tender and lovable and other times more sensitive and heartbreaking. This amazing voice joined with her impressive stage presence has equipped her with the ability to adapt perfectly and explore different music paths and through these different music paths the opportunity to offer to her audience both music art of high quality and entertainment.

The warmth of her character, her honesty and immediacy has earned her the respect and love of both her colleagues and her devoted audience. She considers the love of her audience as her ultimate personal success, a success greater than any form of commercial success or fame.

Born on the 8th of June, she grew up in a house full of music. She fell in love with singing, through her parents’ voices, and she takes her first steps in the music arena next to her sister Liana. Together they perform in children’s shows and advertisements. She is now married to Dionysis Sxoinas, another successful Greek singer and together they have a son, Dimitris.

In 1989 with the release of her album named “Prova” she takes the first step in her personal music career. Up to date she has released 23 albums, followed by Gold and multi-Platinum awards, and she has worked together with many distinguished Greek singers and young emerging music creators: Kostas Tournas, Antonis Vardis, Phoebus, George Theofanous, Xristos Nikolopoulos, Ilias Fillipou, Giannis Doxas, Christos Dantis, Dimitris Kontopoulos, Foivos Delivorias, Peggasus etc. And today she has joined forced with Nikos Antypas in a very promising and unique collaboration.

The album ‘Xristougenna me tin Kaiti’ with the contribution of the tenor Konstantinos Paliatsaras and the children’s choir of Spyros Lamprou holds a special place in her heart and includes much loved Christmas songs from all around the world.

At the same time she counts many participations in the music work  of other Greek artists namely, in the music record of Kostas Tournas with the well known duet ‘Stigmes’; the music record of Foivos Delivorias with the zeibekiko ‘O antras tis zois mou’; in the music record of Tolis Voskopoulos with the duet ‘Emeis’; in the 667’s music record with the song ‘Aeraki’ and; in the ‘Al Bazaar’ song collection with the remix of the song ‘Esena mono’ Vs Mokka’s ‘Leili’, a great music success not only within Greece but also in France, Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria.

In her 25 year career she has cooperated successfully with distinguished Greek singers in music duets and live performances: Giannis Parios, Pitsa Papadopoulou, Manolis Mitsias, Glykeria, Paschalis Terzis, Vasilis Karras, Tolis Voskopoulos, Anna Vissi, Antonis Vardis, Antonis Remos, Dionysis Schoinas, Sakis Rouvas, Giorgos Mazonakis, Notis Sfakianakis, Natasha Theodoridou etc.

In 1993 she represents Greece in the Eurovision contest leaving the best impressions and winning the 9th place on behalf of Greece.

Another unforgettable moment in her career is marked with her performance in the ‘Temple of Music’, as the American like to call the Radio City theatre.  The theater is fully packed on the day of her performance on May 9th of 1997.

Always sensitive in social issues she ‘offers’ her face to support the campaign for HIV/AIDS carriers and she is proclaimed ambassador of Mac Aids Funds in Greece.  Throughout her music course she has organized and participated in numerous concerts and benefit events offering any revenues to fund good causes. 

Her passion for music and the promise she has sworn to herself and her audience - that in every new work she will be moving further in order to proffer new and better music experiences- always guide her to explore new music trends and suggestions and to attempt new innovative and original collaborations with Greek and foreign artists

Discography

Prova (1989), Gyalia Karfia (1990), Entalma Syllipseos (1991), Tou Feggariou Anapnoes (1992), Os ton Paradeiso (1993),
Atofio Xrysafi (1995),  Arxizo Polemo (1996), Eyaisthisies (1997), Xristougenna me tin Kaiti (1998), Doro Theou (1999), To Kati (2000), Ti theloune ta matia sou (2000), Apla ta pragmata (2001), Mia kardia (2002), Emmones idees (2003), Galazio k leyko (2004), Exo sta matia ourano (2005), Pos allazei o kairos (2006), 18 xronia live (2007), Kainourgia Ego (2008), Pazl (2011), Apo Kardias (2013), Buona Vita (2013).