The musical journey of RFU front man and primary songwriter George Panagopoulos has taken him on a long, winding path – from early days singing in musicals and opera to the study of Sufi singing and a delta blues rite of passage. It has taken him from fronting reggae bands to producing hip hop; from assisting some of the biggest names in music production in L.A. to founding a new studio in Hamilton that caters to developing artists.
Radio Free Universe is evolving.
After two albums of electric guitar-fuelled rock – collections of songs that looked outward with penetrating insight and bravado – a tumultuous year of transition and self-discovery has lead the band and its leader to look inward. These new songs of love, loss, and renewal were shaped by personal experience and real emotion. These are songs that remind the listener what it means to be human and why music matters.
Radio Free Universe is now.
The band continues to write, rehearse, and record new material for release in late 2018 and beyond.