Telling Nicholas theme song vocalist
Koutrakos (rock/blues singer/songwriter and definite Diva)
is an unapologetic size 18. Every inch of her body joins her
heart, soul and talent to propel her into an amazing voice
that seems to speak to us from a female perspective other
pop singers haven't yet fully encompassed.
Performing live, Koutrakos is an explosive, high energy, sexy
and compelling powerhouse with a soft, smoky and sensual voice
capable of a full out gospel blues wail. Koutrakos is not
your average "chick" singer. She is the antithesis of the
profile of today's female pop singer: she is not a 20-something
waif who whines her way through a song. The strength of Linas
voice,commitment to her lyric and the music itself have made
her a gimmickless bolt of passion. Compared more often to
the legendary divas, Koutrakos is more a 90's version of the
craftsmanship and personas the likes of Tina Turner, Ann Wilson
and Janis Joplin.
Awards include "Best Female Vocalist" by the Manhattan Association
of Clubs and Cabarets, "Best Newcomer" in the rock category
by The Village Voice, as well as France's "Petit Piaf" award
for best foreign performer in Paris. One of only 16 artists
chosen out of 250 applicants, Lina recently participated in
ASCAP's Advanced Songwriter Workshop and Showcase. Her debut
album (Leave a Little Something) has sold thousands of copies
on her independent label WKF Music, and her original songs
have been heard on national TV and New York nightclubs such
as Fez, The Bottom Line, Mercury Lounge, Downtime and the
Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, New York.
"Lina has balls. She's what a female singer should be", says
actress Kathleen Turner- and her legions of fans agree. With
her music rooted in her nomadic upbringing as a Navy brat
and her Greek heritage, Lina presents us with an adult artist
who has a little bit of all people in her eyes as well as
in her voice. As a songwriter and a Diva, Lina bridges a gap
we didn't know existed until we experience her live.
Koutrakos sings with amazing spirit, incredible energy, and
possibly most exciting, a God-given talent.