Ouzo Power in the Media


Media interviews/reviews


Ouzo Power’s George Sapounidis interviewed on CBC Radio’s All in a Day

The audio interview aired on CBC Radio’s “All in a Day“, in February of 2011. 

      CBC Radio Interview


Listen to Ouzo Power on CBC Radio 3.



Ouzo Power at: The Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music

George Sapounidis’ Ouzo Power …”electrifying “…”fiery vocalist…” 
Waterloo Region Record
Tue August 2, 2011
Robert Reid, Record staff

Mill Race Fest audience treated to eclectic performances

The Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music is above all else a community event.

With a flair for the dramatic, George Sampson (aka George Sapounidis), by day a mathematical statistician and by night a fiery vocalist and bouzouki player, led his trio Ouzo Power in a set of subversive Greek blues music known as Rebetika. His bouzouki-blazing rendition of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower was electrifying.

© 2011 Torstar Corporation

Full Article at: http://www.therecord.com



The road to Greece: bouzouki player George Sapounidis feels Ouzo Power

Interview for The Wig, by Allan Wigney.

His name is George Sapounidis. He plays bouzouki. His latest CD, recorded with his band Ouzo Power, contains original and traditional songs with titles like Hasaposerviko and Bouzouki From Anatolia, performed in Greek. Read more at: The Wig



Sing Out Magazine CD Review

OUZO POWER, Greatest Hits Volume 1 (George Sapounidis 007). Never mind the title, this appears to be the debut release by a Canadian band who rocks up Greek rembetika (well, mostly tunes by leader Sapounidis). It’s sprightly neo-Greek stuff. “Puo Sou Manga” sounds like it’s migrated from a Steeleye Span album, and “Bouzouki From Anatolia” evokes bouzouki dub … an interesting experiment that works surprisingly well. — CN