I had some piano lessons when I was 5 to 7 years old. My Brother was playing guitar in bands and he was really into music. I used to sneak in his room and listen to his amazing collection of records ranging from blues to jazz to funk (Bootsy baby yeah, haha), to rock n roll to hard rock to reggae. He had all the best records from each genre.
But the record that got me to pick up a guitar at 18 years old was Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan. I used to come after school and play that record over and over again. My brother showed me the pentatonic and blues scale and 15 years after that I taught myself how to play guitar, bass, keys, drums, record, mix and master music. I am a self taught musician, I taught myself the old school way by listening to records and trying to discover the licks and imitate the feeling of the players I love. Really diggin in to it, deep listening.
I am from Thessaloniki, Greece. This past year I am constantly making music as a side project and as a very fulfilling thing to do. I work as a head Pharmacist and when the night comes and everyone is asleep, I go to my garage homemade, pretty decent, studio and just play man you know. Just messing around, getting down with it. Jamming by myself and when something I like comes up I record it and so it goes.
I toured with a Reggae, Dub band , the economic crisis years here in Greece . Greece was hit really hard and it was a struggle to make ends meet. I witnessed some really heartbreaking stories that dark era. The band had political and social lyrics that made people engage with us a lot. I learned a lot from that experience, being a band member and all of that. And when we were in the zone as a band in a live gig that reggae vibe set us free man.