Καίτη Γαρμπή (Keti Garbi) (born June 8, 1963, in Egaleo, Athens) is a popular Greek singer in Greece and Cyprus. She is an active singer with an album starting in 1989 to the present.
Keti began her singing career with her younger sister Liana as the "Garbi sisters" when she was just 15 years old and Liana 13. Due to their tender ages their father was against their careers as singers but did not want to stand in any promising future the two might have. He always was there as a "guardian angel" to protect them. Keti learned from a very young age how to work and earn her way, she remembers she and Liana drinking milk during those performances in clubs. The blue eyed beauty stayed close to her parents, who she adores deeply, until she got married in 1997 with modern pop idol Dionisis Schinas. In June of 1999 the couple had their first child, baby boy.
In 1987, Keti sang a cover version of the famous song "Saint Trope". In Greece, it was named Sto Sain Trope. This song became a great success and helped her release her first album titled Prova (Trial) in 1989. At this point the two sisters separated their professional paths in quest for solo careers. "Prova" became a great success and in a short time Garbi became a popular figure, the Greek audience adored her.
In 1990 and 1991 she released Gyalia Karfia (Glass and Nails) and Endalma Silipseos (Warrant) respectively. Both albums had great acceptance and allowed her to penetrate into the Greek local music scene.
On her fourth album Tou Fegariou Anapnoes (The Moon's Breaths) Keti decided to sing more pop/popular tunes than just clean pop. As a result, this twist in her musical style awarded her with a gold album rising her to a new artistic level.
In 1993 she accepted the offer to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993. The song that she sung was "Ellada, Hora Tou Photos". This event gave her career new opportunities and was what carved the path to her gold and platinum albums Os Ton Paradiso (Until Paradise) and Atofio Chrisafi (Pure Gold). At the end of the competition, she was placed 9th with 64 points.
After her platinum album Arhizo Polemo (I'm Starting War) was released in 1996, she doubled her success with Evesthisies (Sensitivities), which reaching double platinum status. Keti managed also to win 6 POP CORN GREEK MUSIC AWARDS in 1995 and 1996.
For Christmas 1998, Keti, who cherishes the holidays, created a special album full of well known Christmas songs adapted to Greek lyrics by Eleni Giannatsoulia. This project was a long wished one by the popular artist. Also featured on this album titled "Hristougena Me Tin Keti" (Christmas With Keti) is the internationally known tenor K. Paliatsaras and the children's choir of St. Labros.
1999 saw Keti release her gold certified album Doro Theou (God's Gift). She also co-operated with the well-respected musician and singer Foivos Delivorias. Keti performed his song O Antras tis Zois moy (The man of my life), which is included in one of his albums. In 2000 she releases her project To Kati (That Something), which went 4× Platinum. In addition, pop singer Natassa Theodoridou did a duet with Keti on the hit single "Epitelous" (At last). The release of her platinum CD single "Ti theloune ta matia sou" (What your eyes want) followed. That was a co-operation with the popular rock band Exis. Kostas Tournas also gave Keti one song for that release. The video clip of the song "Ti theloune ta matia sou", is considered to be on of Keti's best clips.
In 2001 Garbi, along with her producer Yannis Doulamis, released Apla Ta Pragmata (Simple Things) a double album with 31 tracks. A special track has Keti singing duet with the band Antique during the song "Einai adiko kai krima." After that Keti co-operated with Christos Dantis, on the platinum single Mia kardia(One Heart). After that Keti worked with the group 667 on a song titled Aeraki(Breeze)which was included in the group's album. Unfortunately, her following projects did not reach gold or platinum status. Despite this, Keti won in 2002 an ARION GREEK MUSIC AWARD, for the Best Folk Female Singer of the Year. Nowadays Keti is a member of the Fame Story talent show featuring her vocals is included in the PLANETWORKS album ALBAZZAR 3. She has recently released a remake of a hit Turkish song which she has called Stohos.
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