Spotlight: Cypriot artist Celestial Iris and new album ‘Solaria’

A first look at Cypriot guitarist Celestial Iris

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Celestial Iris is a guitarist that combines rock and world music influences in the spirit of acts such as Tool, Mastodon, Melvins, Rodrigo y Gabriella and Al di Meola. His compositions are centred on the classical guitar, infused with acoustic percussion, creating a multi-layered instrumental acoustic rock approach with elements of ambience.


Though essentially a solo project, all live performances of original music are expanded with the inclusion of some very talented musicians, which I was lucky enough to witness twice myself. Celestial Iris has performed in multiple music venues and festivals in Cyprus and the UK, favouring intimate live sessions with intricate visual effects.

Celestial Iris’ debut 5-track EP entitled “Solaria” was recently released and can be bought or streamed in full on all digital platforms. You can listen to individual tracks as well as the full album using the links below.







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