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. 

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.

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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