In this episode, I have a chat with the mistress of the modern Moulin Rouge, Ariana Savalas, who has just debuted her latest album THE DEAD DANCE.
Ariana Savalas, went from a Catholic schoolgirl to going all the way to London to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She gained international fame as one of the founding members of the vintage phenomenon, Postmodern Jukebox. Her performances with them on YouTube reached number one on the iTunes stores and this ensemble of talented musicians and singers performed in venues from Vienna to Singapore, in places like Radio City Music Hall and the Greek theatre.
Fasten your seat belts for a naughty and nice ride on the progression of Ariana’s musical career but also her personal journey as a woman embracing her sensuality and finding her own unique sound and life groove. The daughter of sex symbol and celebrated actor Telly Savalas, aka Kojak, Ariana has carved her own path to stardom.
We discuss the roots of cabaret and the burlesque, her acting career, her love for the standards, the inspiration that gives life to her own songs, and the meaning of the latest album, that she chose to release during the Pandemic after her residency in Berlin was canceled.
To top it all off we have to talk about that famous ukulele and her father’s wisdom passed on to her– rules do not apply and that it’s never too late to go for your dreams.