This tour was a dream and a challenge for all of us. We have all been part of numerous music projects but this was the first time things moved so fast. The Ghost Notes aren't even 1 year old; we created this band in November 2012 (Jim Politis – Lead Guitar, Elena Malamou – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, Nikos Vaiou – Upright Bass/Acoustic Bass), and after daily rehearsals we played our first concert as a trio at Petite Fleur in Volos, Greece. We started recording our first album, ''Jazzy-Key'', in January. Dimos Vougioukas (Accordion) joined the band in February, after a great live guest appearance in one of our concerts.
After a few more concerts in Greece and a lot of enthusiasm, we started discussing about what a great experience it would be to perform abroad. The idea came over afternoon coffee – as most excellent ideas are created in Greece! We quickly drew an itinerary, and calculated a budget – in a few days we had planned our European Tour and estimated our budget – in theory! After A LOT of calls, e-mails, calculations, and even more patience (we can write another -huge- article that analyses the planning of the tour, but here we'll focus on the music side of it and our experience of the tour), we had our merchandise ready (Our album ''Jazzy-Key'' available on CDs and USB Sticks, and The Ghost Notes' European Tour T-Shirts) and had planned our first European Tour in 3 months!
night for us. Looking forward to meeting them again soon!
We hope you enjoyed reading our diary.. For us, touring is about following your dream as a musician; performing and having your music listened to in any corner of the world, meeting musicians that share the same passion, exploring new places, finding even more inspiration to carry on, learning from mistakes and keep dreaming.. We will keep reading this article back after a long time, reminding ourselves of the wonderful time we had on our first European Tour! We would like to thank EVERYONE that helped us achieve this dream and supported us, and most of all everyone that came to see us perform!! We hope you enjoyed it! We are looking forward to the next adventures..!
The Ghost Notes
Jim Politis, Elena Malamou, Dimos Vougioukas, Nikos Vaiou