In this episode of Greece Chats I interview Katerina Duska. Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter.
Katerine is a Greek-Canadian singer/songwriter currently residing between Athens, London and Montreal.
In 2018, her single 'Fire Away' was selected for the official "Nescafe Canada" television & radio ad campaign.
The following year, she represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest with her hit song "Better Love", making the top of Greece's iTunes Chart. Katerine co-wrote the song with Leon of Athens and David Sneddon (Lana del Rey, Lewis Capaldi, Mika) and produced it with Phil Cook (Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith). The song received extensive international airplay, charting in over 40 countries worldwide and making the Global Viral Top 50 chart on Spotify.
Her follow up single ‘Anemos’ that same year, made the top 3 of Greece’s Viral Top 50 chart on Spotify as well as the Greek iTunes Chart.
Her musical style channels the dark sonic timbres of Lorde, Jessie Ware and Annie Lennox and her trademark soulful rasp has earned her comparisons to Adele and Amy Winehouse.
Katerine first rose to indie star status in Greece with her hit song "One in a Million" and her cover of Arctic Monkeys' "Do I wanna know", reaching millions of views on Youtube.
She has since then collaborated on stage and supported artists such as LP, Albin Lee Meldau, Tom Baxter, Yasmine Hamdan, Oddisee, Kadebostany and has performed in prestigious venues and festivals across the world such as South by Southwest, Odeon of Herodus Atticus, Rockwave Festival, The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center Foundation, Megaron Athens Concert Hall, The O2 Academy Islington, Sofar Sound's /Amnesty International's global festival "Give a home" (where she was one of the 300+ artists to participate in support of the world's refugees) as well as Carnegie Hall & SNFCC' s "The Lullaby Project".
Katerine was also a coach/mentor on the hit tv talent show "The Final Four" in Greece (2019).
She is currently recording her upcoming EP in London with producer Anu Pillai and David Sneddon (Lewis Capaldi, Lana del Rey, Roisin Murphy, Ladyhawke) set to be released in 2022.
At the time of recording, Katerine is on her way to the US to perform as SXSW with a slate of shows scheduled.
You can find Katerine on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube or anywhere else you listen to music