About Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd
Freaky Fortune are Nikolas Raptakis and Theofilos Pouzbouris. Both 23 years old, both studied music since their early years. Theofilos plays the guitar and piano and owns a degree on theoretical music studies and music history, while Nikolas still takes vocal coaching lessons in the National Greek School of Music and composes with Theofilos all their songs.
Their breakthrough in the global Internet community was a cover on the Perez Hilton's cover competition. Freaky Fortune Part Of Me (Katy Perry cover) was announced as a brilliant work by the Greek duo and the most "deadly" blogger on earth, Perez Hilton launched their fame across the music industry. After their first success, in 2011, Freaky Fortune released three top-chart singles with top Greek artists.
RiskyKidd is a 19 years old rapper, born and raised in London, by his Jamaican mother and German father. His actual name is Shane Schuller. As growing up in a multicultural environment with many and different music influences and experimental beats, RiskyKidd developed, since his high school years, his unique way of expressing in music, lyrics and rap. The past four years he is a Greek resident and his name got well known after his co-operation with Playmen and Helena Paparizou (Greek Eurovision Winner 2005) in the international hit All Time.
Freaky Fortune and RiskyKidd teamed up when Rise Up was still on the composing process. Their creative combination heightened the outcome and Rise Up was born! Freaky Fortune, Theofilos and Nikolas, both composed and wrote the lyrics in Rise Up and RiskyKidd wrote the rap parts.
Rise Up is filled up with youth’s energy and the Greek participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 is full of positive energy. The urge to rise up above all difficulties and jump out of what keeps us down, the need to pass all over Europe the Greek spirit of never giving up, is all over this dance song!
Everyday stimuli, everyday life, every moment, everyone 's smile and positive feeling is what gave inspiration to these young artists to compose the soundtrack of the most uplifting movement, Rise Up which is spreading across Europe!
The message shall pass though out Europe, the next generation of people will Rise Up and rise on with light. The message will dance-on Europe until we all fly above the ground with our hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow.
All three artists are very keen on the Eurovision Song Contest and they watch the shows together with friends, each year. They strongly believe in this pan-European music contest's dynamics, as it gives the chance to every participant to express and communicate their love about music, holding the capital value of the country's flag.
This year’s Eurovision song contest is an opportunity for the artists to share with everyone around Europe their moto Rise Up and gather all positive energy with music and passion for a brighter future.