My name is EFFIE.
I AM a Hellenic-Canadian vocalist, lyricist, songwriter, poet and author with acting experience. Formerly represented by Canadian Idol's Zack Werner and Sanderson Law, I have received strong international industry interest and have completed countless live vocal performances. I have co-written and recorded two albums, the first with my rock/fusion band, Illusion, and the second as a solo pop artist. A personal favourite performance includes singing by invitation at Nana Mouskouri's gala in Toronto.
I create, perform and record my own music.
While represented by Sanderson Taylor Law and by Zack Werner (Canadian Idol; Venus Management), I was offered an international record deal, and a publishing deal from EMI Music Publishing Canada.
I wrote and recorded my solo pop album with Producer James Robertson (Trouble & Daughter, Skye Sweetnam, Down With Webster, etc.)
I sang by request at Nana Mouskouri's Toronto concert.
In my teens, I joined a Byzantine choir for a year before becoming lead vocalist and lyricist of my band, Illusion for 3 years. We recorded an album, did live shows and won battle of the bands competitions.
I am a published lyricist, author and poet. With the exception of my poetry and my children's story, I write fiction for adults, including Historic Fiction, Adult Women's Fiction, and YA novels.
I worked as editor of non-fiction books at BurmanBooks, and I have worked as an online columnist. While receiving my Masters degree in New York, I became editor of SKETCH Literary and Arts Magazine. I also composed weekly Hotel and Restaurant Reviews for The Catalyst, and was creator of Christian Corner, a series of intellectual articles for the University's weekly paper.
"Congratulations on your new book."
—Robert Munsch, Author
I had my first speaking role in a film at age nine, and I started modelling for book covers that same year. I have acted in various roles in both independent and Cineplex release films, including as lead in an indie film alongside Daniel DeSanto (Mean Girls).
"Congrats on the new book Effie! I wish you the best."
-Angelo Tsarouchas, Comedian
"I had the pleasure of spending time with Effie Sotiropoulos recently and was immediately impressed by her passion and entrepeneurial spirit. Effie is a business minded individual with creative drive and a direct manner in her desire to achieve her goals. Due to her passion and drive, I am sure she will be successful in any endeavor she undertakes."
"I have known Effie for some time. Her writing, be it narrative or songwriting, is very creative and expressive. She is driven, professional and reliable."
—Sanjay Burman, CEO of BurmanBooks