I’d been wanting to catch up with Celia for ages! Coming out of Barnet in North London, British Born Cypriot ‘Celia’ moved to Cyprus 18 years ago … I first met her about 8 years ago when she was an English teacher at a private college in Paphos. We talked then about how she really wanted to sing and entertain and Celia finally reached her dream a couple of years ago, getting together with guitarist and vocalist ‘Dominik’ to create New Rules Duo.
I asked her how it all happened for her? Celia said, “I got fed up of the UK, work, home, work, home, placing adverts at The Times Newspaper. tbh, I didn’t know what I wanted to do?” Qualified, she came to Cyprus to teach English at a private college in Paphos … She continued, “I love to sing, but I was always really scared of being on stage and my late brother had always pushed me to ‘step up to the plate’.
Celia told me; “About 8 years ago I’d started my own YouTube channel, making a few videos and I was contacted by a bride asking if I do weddings? so it sort of started by accident”. “Then I was contacted by a wedding planner and off I went”. “I’d never done any public stuff, the nearest to it was singing to my students occasionally. So, YouTube was really good for me, at that time I was getting lots of views, like 8,000 hours of watch time, not only the 4,000, that’s required amount for a partnership”.
Celia Continued; “I have written many original songs and recorded them at Overtone Records which is run by Dominik. My most recent song ‘Try’ hit over 50,000 views and this led to the YouTube partnership and as our subscribers past 3000, I started to make a little money from hits, not much, but it helped and in turn it gave me the enthusiasm to chase my dream!
Celia told me; “I met Dominik a few years ago, because we’re members of the same band, an multi award winning band, called ‘The Cover Up”… she continued, “I still get scared of the stage but I just go into an ‘act’ and tbh, working with Dominik helps loads”. “We’re the best of friends and we just bounce off each other adding a little entertainment value!
Multi-talented, Dominik is Polish born, playing everywhere from Poland to Chicago, and teaching vocals, guitar and piano in Poland, before moving to Paphos 6 years ago, where he now has his own recording studio ‘Overtone Records’ and a music academy ‘Art 2 See” in Paphos where he still teaches … btw, he’s just an amazing all around musician …
Together they make an excellent duo, they ooze the love for music and with Celia now getting back into writing her own original tracks and Dominik mastering them so well, as he knows exactly what she wants, tbh, this duo really are hard to beat when it comes to wedding receptions and private parties … I just love the way they make each cover song they do unique and how you can make special requests on the spot as with now over 500 tracks in their repertoire, I’m sure you can just tell them the genre you want and they’ll play it, perfect!
Celia went on to tell me … “This winter we are introducing our new show ‘New Rules Duo Unplugged’. It’s 100% live music, just guitar and vocals. This starts on the 1st November and will run throughout the winter season. Our unplugged promo video is coming out very soon! Meanwhile you can check out some of their other videos here and I’m sure you’re going to be seeing a lot more from them by next year including a few charity events! … I’m particularly looking forward to their New Years Eve gig down at the Octogen, Vrissoulles.
They’ve got a wicked website that tells you all about the Duo with frequently asked questions and there’s even a 24 Hour Live Chat on their web site, as they’re sort of building a community of friends, like minded people and of course brides and grooms to be …
Booking is easy
With Nationwide coverage, choosing one of two options; Playing; Blues, Jazz, Pop Rock, Motown, and hits from the 60’s up to the naughties’ … Celia explained the extensive variety suits young and older people, wedding receptions, birthday parties, christenings, Christmas parties, works parties and even sergeants’ balls … oooer 😉
Open all year
To find out where New Rules Duo are playing next, click on their facebook page below …
Highly Recommended for your special event!