Monsieur Minimal was born and raised in Greece. He studied music technology and production at the music school of Thessaloniki under the guidance of Demetrius Adam. He has been writing and producing music as Monsieur Minimal for the last 8 years. He was one of the most talented and successful competitors of the Coca-Cola Sound Wave festival in 2007, with his songs ”Silk” and ”Love Is A Circle”.
His first official release was in the City Campers compilation (The Sound Of Everything) in 2008. He was the artist that received the biggest attention from this project.
Monsieur Minimal’s debut album, titled ’’Lollipop’’, was released in 2008 by The Sound Of Everything Records and received impressive reviews from press and radio, while it soon became a best seller of the Greek indie scene. His music, defined mainly as indie pop but with a lot of electronic influences and elements, expressed through simple, beautiful melodies and sweet pop vocals, made this album a hit across a wide range of radio stations in Greece. Following the hype from his album, Status magazine, one of the most popular male magazines in Greece, includes him in its annual contest as a candidate in the category “face of the year 2009”.
After the massive exposure he gets from most of the Greek Radio and TV stations, the first international breakthrough comes thanks to a TV ad! “Smile” one of the most popular singles of the album, is selected by Safeway, the third largest supermarket chainstores in USA and Canada for their official TV campaign. The album gets the attention of international music blogs and soon tracks from the album “travel” to France, Germany, Italy while “Love Story” becomes a massive radio hit in Turkey. Citroen also used the song “Smile” for their TV campaign in Greece.
Following the success of the debut album and the unprecedented hype he receives from the Greek media as a new talent,the National Greek Tourism Organization selects the track “Lollipop” for their international campaign consisting of 12promotional videos in several languages.
In 2010 Monsieur Minimal records his second album, titled “Pasta Flora” in Greek. His music preserves the same successful ingredients and the lyrics convey the same meaning: Love! Dimitra Galani, one of the greatest female singers of Greece with a career spanning more than 30 years in the music industry, sings one of the album songs titled “Mia Zoi”. The album becomes an instant success in Greece and Monsieur Minimal now enjoys the love and respect of a much wider audience in his home country, while receiving an impressive daily airplay for the biggest music radio stations of Greece.
2012 finds Monsieur Minimal writing new songs for his third album “Minimal to Maximal”, which is in English again, just like his debut album Lollipop. The first small but intriguing taste of the musical puzzle of the third album, came with the “Digital Love EP” (released in May 2012), including four new and previously unreleased tracks, including the hit singleBitter”(Bitter Official Video) in collaboration with Hiras .
Minimal to Maximal includes 16 tracks in total, featuring all 4 tracks of the “Digital Love EP”, and divided in two parts.The first part (Minimal) contains 8 tracks with melodic and uptempo pop music blended with electronic elements but also new wave and rock influences from the 80s and 90s. The second part (Maximal) contains 7 tracks and 1 remix by Harri Agnel ,is darker and maximized in duration, composition and arrangement, including elements form trip hop, minimal house, orchestral pop-rock, post-electronica, and many more influences from today’s trends.
In July 2013, he released a single and a music video titled “Summer Lovers”.
Nowadays Monsieur Minimal preparing his next – fourth in series – album, which is expected in early 2015 .The first single titled “My world is you ” released in june 2014 and offers a first taste of the refreshing sound that will prevail in it.