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Manto or Mando (Μαντώ in Greek), was born Adamantia Stamatopoulou (Αδαμαντία Σταματοπουλου in Greek).  She is a popular singer, or pop star. She was born in Piraeus on April 13 and raised in Athens by her jazz pianist father and a classic soprano opera mother. From an extremely young age she began to develop her talent and interest in music.  She is a born musician.

 

 

 

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Mando studied piano and music theory at the National Conservatoire (Greece). When she was only 14 years old she had a small part in "Jesus Christ Superstar". At the age of 18, Mando signed her first record contract with CBS. For five years, she studied singing with Hal Schaeffer in America.

 

Mando's first attempt to enter the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1989, when she ended up 2nd, only one point behind Marianna. On this memorable occasion one of the jury members had not voted, which when corrected by the television company, ERT, made her the winner.  However, it was too late to change anything and  Marianna went to the Eurovision contest.

 

Mando was chosen to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with the song "Never let you go". But as everyone knows, Greece infrequently does well in this competition.  She was noticed though due to her stunning costume, which, prompted commentator Terry Wogan to inquire "if anyone had a whip handy."

 

 

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Mando is hot off the chocks for 2006 with stunning vocals on a brand new international album "Afraid of the dark" written and produced with one of the hottest teams today: "Deekay" (Blue, Jamelia, Gareth Gates)

 

 

Manto Eurovision song contest winner

 

 

Mando has already received 5 Golden and 4 Platinum records.  She has also written for other artists including Jessica Simpson. Mando has worked with producers such as Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston) Louis Bianchanello (Anastacia) and Jean Michel Jarre. 

 

She frequently tours, performing at the biggest venues. Check out her songs below through Myspace.  We believe that Mando is fast on the way to becoming a sensation this year and we wish her every success.

 

 

 

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At the tender age of 4 Mando had unbelievable vocal abilities and could easily sing opera aries, gospel and jazz music. Her parents, astonished by her musical capability, signed her up at the National conservatory for piano and music theory lessons. Meanwhile, she also took up vocal training and dance lessons. At the age of 10 she began to teach herself how to play the guitar and various percussion instruments. Her dedication and passion quickly led her to compose her own melodies.

 

At the age of 14 along with her school work, her music, and her English and French lessons, she performed in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar", which went up under the direction of Mimis Plessas and Dimitris Malavetas.

 

She sung for various orchestras and was a member of various jazz groups and trios, working music in all its textures: jazz, Greek, European, American, Arabic. This gave Mando the ability to work various sounds with ease, not to mention, sing and compose all types of music.

 

After the completion of her musical studies and at the age of 18 she signed her first record contract with CBS, which gave her the international hit "Fill me up" and offered her the chance to an international career at a very young age. Mando remained in America for 5 years where she took up vocal training with the very famous Hal Sheaffer (vocal trainer of Barbara Streisand and Lisa Minelli) and interacted with many musicians, producers and with people who helped her talent grow. Her diverse knowledge and international edge defined her as the Greek artist with the international voice. Mando's record company Minos, with which she stayed 7 years, brought her back from America for the production of 6 more successful albums:"Dos mou ena fili" (Give me a kiss), "Afto to kalokeri" (This summer), "Ptisi gia dio" (Flight for two), "Kinisi triti" (Third move), "Esthisis" (Senses), "I diki mas I agapi" (Our love), and "Anisiho vlema" (Unease look).

 

Her thriving career at Minos brought a new record deal with Sony Music, where her career flourished even more. So far she has released 4 albums under the Sony label: "Ston evdomo ourano" (On the seventh sky), "Gia oles tis fores" (For all the times),  "Prodosia" (Betrayal), and ''Se alli Diastasi'' (Into another dimension) and also, a maxi cd-single which name is ''Ligo Ligo''(Little by little).

 

Throughout her career, Mando has had many hits, such as "Danika" (Borrowed), "Faros" (Lighthouse), "Ston evdomo ourano" (On the seventh sky), "Esi" (You), "Fotia sta prepi" (Burn the have too's) and many many more.

 

In addition, she has also embarked on many international tours in various cities like Los Angeles, London, Paris, Toronto, Montreal, New York, and Chicago performing in various concert halls, such as, New York's Madison square Garden, and Chicago's Aircrown.  Furthermore, she has also toured and collaborated with many established artists such as: Marinella, D. Mitropanos, T. Voskopoulos, P. Terzis, C. Nikolopoulos, D. Galani.

In continuation, Mando has collaborated with the best songwriters in the Greek music business and not only, such as Fivos, A. Papadimitriou, K. Haritodiplomenos, N. Germanou, G. Theofanous, E. Giannatsoulia etc. Moreover, Mando's compositions have not only been sung by her but by many other artists as well, such as P. Terzis, K. Kouka and many more.

 

Mando composes mainly on her guitar and loves to pen for Greek artists as well as foreign. Just recently she penned the track "Where you are" for Jessica Simpson, which has been in the hot 100 chart 2 months now, and has also been chosen as the theme song to 20th century Fox's new film production titled "Here On Earth". It has sold more than 1 mill copies so far.

 

One more very impressive international collaboration is that with Jean Michel Jarre on one of his own tracks which has been sung by Mando in Greek with the title "Zoi" (Life) and will be included on her new album. This collaboration of hers is a great achievement since the godfather of electronic music entrusted Mando in singing his composition "C'est la vie" with the original orchestration.

 

Another, very interesting international collaboration is Mando's duet with Turkish top artist Sertab titled "Fos" (Light), which was greatly accepted and loved by the Greek people.

 

Mando was the first Greek artist to form her own fan club in 1992, which now has more than 20,000 members. She was also the first to create her own website 5 years ago.

 

Mando loves music, nature and love they are the sources of her inspiration. She adores sports, swimming, tennis, bowling and cooking (she is a wonderful cook) and her favorite hobby is to look out at the ocean...Mando also loves to read about psychology and to occupy herself with interior decoration.

 

The event that made Mando so famous to all the Europe was her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with the excellent song ''Never let you go'' with whom she placed 17th but all Europe loved this song regardless of the placing!

At the beginning of 2004, Mando recorded a new double album deal with Alpha records which title was:''Oi agapes fevgoun, ta tragoudia menoun'' (The loves are gone by, the songs remain).

Mando has two children, the second a girl and she is really happy! Her first child is named Pavlos, a very sweet boy!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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MUSIC INDEX A - Z

 

 

Abba

AC-DC

Aerosmith

A H Rahman

A-ha

Alabama

Alanis Morisette

Alison Kraus

All Saints

American Idol

American Music Awards

Amy Macdonald

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Annie Lennox

Aqua

Arctic Monkeys

Atomic Kitten

Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend Wedding

Bananarama

Band Aid

Backstreet Boys

Babra Streisand

Barry Manilow

Barry White

Bay City Rollers

Beach Boys

Beyonce

Billy Joel

Bing Crosby

Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne

Blondie

Bob Dylan

Bob Geldof

Bob Marley & Wailers

Bon Jovi

Boney M

Boyz II Men

Brenda Lee

Britney Spears - Shaved

Bruce Springsteen

Bryan Adams

Bucks Fizz

Buddy Holly

B'z

Cascada

Celine Dion

Charles Aznavour

Charlotte Church

Chacago

Cheeky Girls

Chemical Brothers

Childrens Songs

Christina Aguilera - Basics

Christina Milian

Chuck Berry

Cindy Lauper

Cliff Richard

Coldplay

Comic Relief

David Bowie

Def Leoppard

Depeche Mode

Destiny's Child

Dire Straits

Dixie Chicks

Dolly Parton

Donna Summer

Duran Duran

Earth Wind and Fire

East Magazine - Eastbounre

Eddie Arnold

Elena Paparizou - Eurovision

Elkie Brooks

Elton John

Elvis Presley

Eminem

Enrique Iglesias

Enya

Eurovision Song Contest

Evanescence

Events - Tents - Moroccan

Fergie

Fleetwood Mac

Flipp's - Pop Funk collection

Foreigner

Frank Sinatra

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Laine

Garth Brooks

Gary Numan

Genesis

George Michael

Geri Halliwell

Girl Bands

Girl Groups

Girls Aloud

Glade alternative music festival

Glastonbury

Gloria Estefan

Grace Jones

Grammy Awards

Grant Navy Fireman

Groove Armada

Guns and Roses

Gunther + Sunshine Girls

Gwen Stefani

Haircut 100

Hank Thompson

Hellogoodbye

Her Name in Blood

Hoosiers

Intraverse

Iron Maiden

James Blunt

James Morrison

Janet Jackson

Jean Michel Jarre

Jennifer Lopez

Jessica Simpson

Jethro Tull

Jimi Hendrix

Joel White

John Denver

Johnny Cash

Johnny Mathis

Joni James

Joss Stone

Journey

Juan Thyme

Julia Figueroa

Julio Iglesias

Justin Timberlake

Karaoke    A - Z of UK venues

Kate Bush

Kate Nash

Katie Melua

Kenny Rogers

Kristina Bradford

Kylie Minogue - cancer

Led Zeppelin

Lily Allen

Linda Ronstadt

Lionel Richie

Live Aid

Live Earth Concerts

Live 8

Louis Walsh

Luciano Pavarotti

KISS

Madonna - Films and Video

Mama Hoochie Bang

Mando - Manto

Mariah Carey

Marillion

Max Jasper - Mezzowave

McFly

Meatloaf

Metallica

Michael Bolton

Michael Jackson

Mireille Mathieu

Modern Talking

MTV

My Chemical Romance

Myspace.com - Networking

Nat King Cole

Natasha Bedingfield

National Anthems

Neil Diamond

Nelly Furtado

Nirvana

 

Oasis

Olivia Newton-John

Paris Hilton

Patti Page

Pearl Jam

Perry Como

Peter Waterman

Petition the Prime Minister

Petula Clarke

Phil Collins

Photography

Pink - Pink Orchid Ltd

Pink Floyd

Pop Idol

Pop Music

Prince

Queen

Reading Music Festival

Record Companies

Record Producers

Ricky Nelson

Rihanna

Robbie Williams

Rod Stewart

Roxette

Roxy Music

Rule Britannia

Santana

Shakira

Shania Twain

Sharon Osbourne

Simon Cowell

Simply Red

Snoop Dog

Songwriting

Spice Girls

Stars in Their Eyes

Steps

Stevie Wonder

Sting - The Police

Stock Aitken Waterman SAW

Sugababes

Terry Wogan

The Bangles

The Beatles

The Bee Gees

The Brit Awards

The Carpenters

The Clash

The Doobie Brothers

The Doors

The Eagles

The Jacksons

The Pussycat Dolls

The Ramones

The Rolling Stones

The Royal Canadians

The Seekers

The Sunshine Girls

The Ventures

The Who

The X Factor

The X Factor 2005

The X Factor 2006

Three Dog Night

Timbaland

Tina Turner

TOP TEN - FORTY CHARTS

Tupac

U2

UB40

USA For Africa

Van Halen

Vibes From the Vine - Concert 06

Vicky Leandros

Victoria Beckham

VW tour bus - Sunshine Girls

Wei Wei

Whitney Houston

Wicked New Year Party - Alps 07

Woodstock

World Idol

X Factor Battle of Stars

YouTube.com

ZZ Top

 

 

 

 

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