Started as a self-taught and was quickly recognized in the local area but actually started mastering the instrument after crossing ways and taking lessons by two world-class virtuosos, Theodore Ziras in 2004 and Ioannis Anastassakis in 2008, expanding my knowledge in different musical styles..
In the last few years (currently I 'm 24) I 'm working as a professional player and guitar tutor.
SO DON'T HESITATE TO ASK ME ABOUT PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS (via Skype) OR GUITARISTIC CONTRIBUTION AS A SESSION PLAYER!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
My first metal concert was in 2001,the band playing were Sentenced,it took place in Gagarin 205,Athens,Greece and I went with my cousin and some friends.
The place was full,however the band boys were not in the mood and played with a relatively poor sound for less than an hour. Lots of fun though!
What gear do you use?
BC Rich Assassin Bronze series
Dunlop Crybaby 535q,
Guitar Pro 6
Toontrack Superior Drummer
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
If I have to say the most played bands in my CASSETE player (lol) were Metallica,Annihilator,Dream Theater,Rage and Children of Bodom.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Check out these links if you like my playing:
www.reverbnation.com/steelbornmetal (Band's main page)
www.facebook.com/Steelbornmetal (Band's official fanpage)
Steelborn (Heavy-Power-Prog) is my personal band,I write all the music,we all believe in the songs a lot and the band members are very close friends or family.
Steelborn just got a new monster drummer so we 're preparing and looking forward to play live!
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Anyone of the following:
Mike Portnoy,Mangini,Vinnie Paul and Terrana playing drums
Jeff Waters,James Hetfield,Dimebag and John Petrucci on the guitars
Billy Sheehan and Flea on the bass
and of course Jordan Rudess playing keys!
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Biggest audience would be 300+ the latest show with Keado supporting Outloud in Arxitektoniki,Athens. Smallest would be 150 in Rodeo,Athens in 2008.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
I 'd say Scenes from a Memory by Dream Theater,it's an all-time favorite and I still listen to ALL songs in there and discover new elements!