Label : Polydor
Artist, dancer, singer, owner of renowned disco-clubs Annabella and Aftokinisis. Began career as rock'n'roll champion of Italy. Formed international variety act Jack La Cayen & Gelsomina. Toured with Adriano Celentano and Paul Anka. Appeared on Broadway at the Latin Quarter with Eleonor Powell and Eddie Albert. Featured on the legendary Ed Sullivan Show.
In Spain, sang with group that later became Los Bravos. Appeared on Spanish TV commercials for Martini on the Rocks and Nestlé Nescafe.
Also sang with British trio The Top 3 at Piper Club, in Milan and Rome, at le Rotonde di Garlasco together with groups Deep Purple and Mott The Hoople. Appeared on RAI TV Italy with Gino Bramieri and Silvie Vartan.
ZDF Germany with The Shadows and Anna Moffo.
1970s: came to Greece with the Tony Pinelli group to sing at Athens
Annabella Club. Afterwards started her solo career singing at Delina with Pasxalis, Dakis, Lavranos' Orchestra, George Dallaras, Haris Alexiou, Giannis Parios, Stratos Dionisiou, George Zambetas, and George Bitikotsis.
In September ’71, while singing at Annabella, she met Richard Marre, partner in the leading London law firm Coward Chance (later Clifford Chance). In ’76, they were married at Chelsea Town Hall.
Signed with RCA-Polygram and released Ti Mou Simbainei Loipon, a cover version of the Stealers Wheel classic Stuck in the Middle With You. 'Thamai Go', a cover version of Dee Dee Warwick (after Linda Ronstandt’s) You're No Good and ‘Zo’, a cover version of Andrea's True Connection More More More.
Appeared on Nikos Mastorakis’ TV shows; a TV music series with G. Petridis; the series Oi Panthei. Sang in numerous Greek movies, as well as shows, with Stamatis Kokotas, Anna Bissi, and Tolis Voskopoulos.
Trained as an actress in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Professional Courses, taking mime classes with Lindsay Kemp and dance classes with Matt Mattox and Molly Molloy at the Dance Centre in Covent Garden.
In 1974, became a partner in Annabella, then the most famous disco in Athens, singing with Miquel Brown and Jean Robert. Toured with Kostas Tournas, Elpida, and Robert Williams.
Co-starred with actors Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasance in the movie
' The Devil's People', (Land of the Minotaur directed by Kostas Karagiannis. Roles in ' Dubious Agent', directed by Vassilis Georgiadis, with Lakis Kominos, and Nicole Calphan; and, 'Escape To Athina' (Poseidon Adventure),directed by George Kosmatos, with Roger Moore, David Niven, Elliot Gould, Telly Savalas, Stephanie Powers, Sonny Bono, and Claudia Cardinale.
Gelsomina (2) – Μη Ρωτάς(Silver Boy) / Θάμαι' Γω(You're No Good)
Label:Polydor – 2061215
A Μη Ρωτάς (Silver Boy)
Written By – J.Rowlands*, Ν.Ελληναίος
B Θάμαι' Γω (You're No Good)
Written By – Ν.Ελληναίος*
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