"You can either dare to dream for as long as it takes or you can play it safe & follow their rules.
You see this life you have been given is not for you to conform to & it's definitely not given, so you can live it out regretfully. It's been given so you can seek out your greatest inner gift, a gift that will leave an impact, a gift much like a baton that you will hand over to the next generation, thus continuing the cycle of influence. Your gift can change the world even if it's not apparent just yet." ~ K'noup
It was 1992 and one morning at the age of seventeen, I woke up to a voice in my head that forever changed my life. That day I wanted that voice to be heard around the world, but as restless as I was to quickly call myself a singer, I simply lacked the tools and skills to achieve that. So, for the next 8 years, I sought after that inner voice through hard work via what many know as the "ten thousand hour rule" and, by the age of 25, I finally discovered what my voice would be. As you can imagine, it was a euphoric moment, but that was only the beginning, as I then spent the following 18 years creating, polishing and mastering my voice like I still do to this very day.
I am the son of two Greek immigrant parents who, shortly after my birth in 1975 (within the small northern city of Kastoria) travelled west to America for a better life. They provided for me and raised me in a Greek community in New York City called Astoria until later on in my young adult life I myself travelled west to Hollywood, California to pursue my dreams. There I was met with a few accolades and many disappointments, as Hollywood is a dog eat dog melting pot, but regardless, major lessons would be learned as the journey itself proved to be the only true muse. You see life as a whole is a myriad of ups and downs and music is no different. It is an audio novel based off a dichotomy of emotions and circumstances translated through various characters introduced within the construct of musical themes and passages, so whether it be angelic or diabolic, sane or insane, fortunate or unfortunate, life will always constitute music and vice versa.
K’noup is the founding member, singer and songwriter for the projects Viza & Neurobox and has contributed his voice to the projects Cellogram, Blackmore and Mutayam. K'noup started performing as a regular at the legendary CBGB's and has toured the globe with the likes of Gogol Bordello, Serj Tankian, Skindred, Amy Lee and many more.