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About honesttouch

The distinctive style of Honest Touch creates a cinematic and emotional musical approach - a crossroads of New Age Pop, Piano and Orchestral music.

Honest Touch is a project rather than a traditional band formed by Fofi Maniadaki and Samy Elgazzar and based in Athens, Greece. The project is backed by a seven-piece band, the Amadeus Orchestra (in some songs the Philarmonia Bulgarica) and the Fons Musicalis Choir. The project plays instrumental music composed and arranged by Samy, with Fofi as piano soloist.

Mastering engineer Vlado Meller (Sony Music Studios) who is credited for albums by Barbara Streisand, Prince, Celine Dion to name but a few, put his sonic expertise in the debut album “Memories From A Dream”. In 2005, the album was released on Polytropon Records and distributed by Universal Music.

A producer from Taxi.com, the world’s leading independent A&R company, made the following critique:“the music is top quality as well as the production...” You are invited to visit the official web site to listen to the music samples and learn more about the project. In the online store you may order your copy of the debut album, sheet music and merchandise. Feel free to contact Fofi and Samy; your comment and feedback are immensely welcomed.


"What a great record... this deserves lots of success!"

John Vestman, John Vestman Mastering, CA

"You have a very nice album on your hands, and the fact is that it is all about the music and the feel. You have accomplished both."

Vlado Meller, Sony Music Studios, NY

Ennio Moriconne, Andreas Vollenweider, David Lanz, George Winston, Sergej Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, George Benson, to name but a few.