Originally from Greece, Eleonora Kouneni is an up-and-coming jazz vocalist and actress based in London represented by Dee Boss Talent Management. Following extensive music studies throughout her childhood, Eleonora started her professional music career as a singer-songwriter in Greece, playing her compositions on guitar.
During her teen and university years, she performed regularly in bars in Athens and Greek islands, as well as concerts and festivals, the most prominent of which was the 16th Anti-Racism Festival (Athens, Greece, 2012), where she opened for legendary greek vocalists Maria Farantouri and Savina Yannatou. She moved to London in her early twenties to pursue a career in music, where she fell in love with jazz. She has since been receiving further training in music and performance and establishing herself in the London jazz scene, with a current residency at Jazz After Dark in Soho. Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Julie London, Nina Simon and Amy Winehouse.
Acting is an equally important passion of Eleonora’s. Throughout school and university, she consistently landed roles in a multitude of theatre productions, including Midsummer Night’s Dream, in her final year of university. With a deep-rooted love for performance and fascination with the ins and outs of the film industry, when she was given the opportunity to be part of it in London, she took it. Over the last two years, Eleonora has received training in method and screen acting, as well as dance and music, and has been involved in short films, music videos, commercials and modelling projects. Her latest film credit was as “Millie” in “Election Night”, a horror feature film written and directed by Neil Monaghan. She is currently producing her first short film, Date or Mate, a comedy sketch about speed dating, in which she will be playing 7 different characters.
- Type: Singer (Solo/Duo)