photo taken by Apostolos Stephanopoulos

photo taken by Apostolos Stephanopoulos

My name is Kiriaki Bozas. I started playing the piano when I was 3 years old and started to write music when I was 8. Music has always been my biggest joy, inspiration, passion, release, power and challenge. I have been working on my music career since I was 22 years old. Before then I had severe stage fright and only played for my mom and a few others.  After my first show at a small local coffee house, I was completely enthralled by the feeling of people enjoying and listening to my music, my story & what I had to say about life. I was inspired instantly to make music my full time career. Since then, I have recorded with some amazing musicians and skilled producers. I have learned how to play the guitar...somewhat. I have traveled doing shows throughout the United States. I released my first professionally recorded album in 2009 entitled, Teacher with the help of Grammy winning producer, Memo Gil.  I created a campaign called, I'm on Ellen Truth be Tellin where I went to major cities playing my music for complete strangers to see whether or not they thought I would be a good guest on the Ellen show. I sent Ellen fan mail with requests that I should be on it and all the video coverage from my campaign as well as my album and some merchandise. I was never invited on the show, nor did anyone from the show contact me in anyway. I put the campaign to rest in 2011.

In the middle of 2011 I lost my voice during a show and suffered from chronic laryngitis for over a year. It was the hardest year of my life so far. However, it didn't stop me from pursuing my dreams at becoming an established singer-songwriter. I worked with two incredible producers, Earl Cohen and Danny Madden to complete the production of 2 very different original songs which are unreleased at this time.  I also started taking voice lessons with Cari Cole in hopes that maybe my vocal strain was due to my incorrect vocal technique. I had never had a voice lesson up until that point.  

Unfortunately, my laryngitis got worst until I had to put my music career on the back burner. It was a very bitter-sweet year because the break from my music was devastating but at that time enjoyable because I married my best friend and had my amazing daughter, Konstantina. I also had time to start my second business called, The Little Owl Spa Boutique. It is a small scale spa located in Poughkeepsie where I offer massage therapy, facials and waxing services.  

Since curing my chronic laryngitis, being happily married, becoming a mother and growing my small spa business, I feel I am ready to re-enter my music career.  On May 11th, I will be releasing my second album called Me & A Steinway. This album is different from my first because it is acoustic and contains minimal production and editing. I wanted something stripped and organic sounding to highlight my strengths and to be completely honest about my weaknesses. As the producer, Paul Antonell said, "The mic never lies." And he was right, Me & A Steinway is so very true and so very honest.  It exemplifies my  biggest lesson since entering this insane journey called the music industry: always stay true to yourself no matter what.