Saturday, November 20 is Irini’s one year Memorial. As respect to the songs Irini made, ‘Tribute’ is released on that day to preserve the legacy of the sweetest Soul singer from Cyprus.
Proceeds from this release will be donated to The Cyprus Multiple Sclerosis Society
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“It was 1993 when Irini broke into the UK Soul scene by the topping the Charts with ‘24/7 Love’ and ‘Don’t Let The Know’. Born in Cyprus and raised in Hackney, East London, Irini’s life long dream of becoming a singer came to fruition through these special songs. In 1994 she also received an award for best newcomer at The Black Music Industry Awards in London, an award which she shared with Jill Francis. Next came the development of her own label and her first LP, produced by Eric Pascal of New Shoes and Socks Productions. The LP ‘Don’t Make Me Wish’ came out by 1995 on her own ‘Here It Is Records’. Irini had finally arrived with her own soul and rare groove thing, just the way she had dreamt of as a child.
It was around this time that she started showing the first signs of a condition that would dramatically change the course of her life. Shortly after her return to Cyprus that winter, doctors diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis (MS). For the next 25 years MS drained her strength and abilities. It took away the best years of Irini’s life and most of all it took away her passion, music.
As a homage to Irini we transferred all her songs from her original vinyl releases, to get that special vinyl sound she loved so much. Now for the first time all these songs are available on digital platforms worldwide through Blind Dog Records in Cyprus. We release ‘Tribute’ to preserve her memory and support the Cyprus MS Society through the online sales of the release ‘Tribute’.”