Andreas Economides (guitars & vocals)
Marcos Economides (drums)
Xenios Ioannou (guitars)
Chris Charalambides (keyboards)
Byron Athinodorou (bass)
Waterblack is an alternative rock band from Cyprus. The band’s first album Orem won several awards and they have performed across Europe, making numerous radio & television appearances. Waterblack’s songs are graceful and haunting, fusing a variety of genres to create intimate textures and atmospheric landscapes.
Founders, Andreas and Chris, have been writing songs together since they were at school, drawing influences from alternative, grunge and rock genres. Andreas began singing at a young age and taught himself to play the guitar and drums. As well as a lyricist, singer and songwriter, Andreas is a psychologist and his intricate lyrics often explore social and mental health issues. Chris taught himself piano by age 10 and began composing and arranging his own works. He studied sound engineering at SAE London and is the co-writer and arranger of Waterblack’s music. Chris has arranged and produced songs for many artists and is one of the most widely known producers in Cyprus.
Marcos began playing the drums at age 11. He was initially self-taught and later trained in jazz and at DrumTech in London. Marcos also records as a session drummer for a variety of artists. Byron studied guitar, bass and music theory from a young age and later learned to play the euphonium and trombone. He studied music composition at university and regularly performs in a variety of musical styles.
Emotional, raw and unforgiving, Waterblack’s debut album ‘Orem' is about hiding and finding oneself, about shame and acceptance, and the space in between. The album secured Waterblack a loyal fanbase and their second album The Pier, has been five years in the making.