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I was born in Athens. I spend most of my childhood in Athens, and a small village of Preveza. Music was always around; my mom would sing and cook, my dad would play the guitar, my grandpa bought my my first guitar and keys, and my brother is probably a more gifted singer than me! While I was soon performing in bands at the early age of 14, and had already some basic skill lessons in classical guitar and piano, I did not choose to study music, until much later. I first studied Business Administration. My music study escapades include classical piano (Δίπλωμα, 'Α βραβείο & Associate's Degree from Guildhall School of Music and Drama), classical singing (Δίπλωμα, Ά βραβείο), Harmony diploma, Bachelor of Arts, in Music from the American College of Greece, and MMus in Songwriting from Bath Spa University (Merit).

I am therefore also a music teacher and had the joy to watch and help my students in their professional performing and teaching careers, and am very proud of them.

After a long recording life in the Electronica Greek scene, and dozens of featured albums, singles and complilations (labels: Sound of Everthing, Local & Global Underground, Planetworks), I had to go my own way. I recorded and produced myself my first solo album in 2010, "Home" (released by EMI in 2013). I released my second album on my own, independently "Everyone Seems to Know Who I Am" (digital release by Hidden Track Records. 2017). It was arranged and produced by Evripides Zemenides and mastered by the multi-grammy awarded Adam Ayan. I am currently in the process of mixing my third solo album, which was recorded in 3 historic studios in Athens (more tba).

I've had the joy and privilege of performing in some of the most amazing places: in the Lycabetus Theatre, with Demetra Galani, in the Ancient Theater of Nemea, the Athens Concert Hall (Μέγαρο Μουσικής), and also at Berkeley University, Sacramento and San Franscisco, Montreal, London, at the Melodrama Festival in Poland, at the Bergenfest in Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands and have toured Italy twice, and extensively in Greece.

Some of the people I've had the joy of collaborating or appearing with, include: Tricky, Anneke Von Giersbergen, Kovacs, KBHTA, Nomik, Universe 2017, Nochnoy Dozor, Joseph Van Wissem, Keep Shelly in Athens, and so many more.

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