Minus One was formed in 2009 and is the most popular rock band from Cyprus. The plays over 100 live shows ever year and has so far performed in UK, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Austria, Russia. E.g. supporting Glenn Hughes several times.
The biggest event has been the attendance to Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, performing live in from of 16.000 people for six times, and attending the televised final, which was followed by 205 million people worldwide.
“Red Black White” has been recorded, mixed and Produced by Soren Andersen at Medley Studio (Mike Tramp, Glenn Hughes, Artillery) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson of Panic Studio Sweden and shows a super professional rock bands that should appeal to both AOR/melodic rock fans with a modern Muse meets Imagine Dragon touch.
Christopher Ioannides – Drums
Constantinos Amerikanos – Guitarist
Andreas Kapatais – vocalist
Harrys Pari – Guitarist
Max-o-Matic – Bass
“Red Black White” to be released on December 14th
In 2014 the band members took the decision to enter the competition for the selection of Cypriot representative at Eurovision 2015. This decision, unlikely for a Rock band, was taken as it is basically the only way to become known abroad, since the size of the population of Cyprus (800,000 inhabitants) does not allow any local artist to reach international level unless by leaving the country or finding a way to be known abroad (it may be worth pointing out that George Michael and Cat Stevens both have Cypriot father). Thus the project to present the song “Shine” to the national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was born, where it won the Jury Prize, ranking though third after the televoting.
On 4 November 2015, the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) announced that the group would represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, without making any pre-selection. The song, titled “Alter Ego” was created by Minus One in three weeks, and brought to the production of the Swedish composer Thomas G: son. Rated the best ever entry from Cyprus, it made it through the final but ended up only in 21st position. But in the next two weeks the song found its right place at the top of the charts in Spotify and Itunes throughout most of Europe and has so far been streamed over 2,5 million times on Spotify alone.