Percussionist Vasilis Vasilatos’ Stories for Percussion with a trademark an underground, contemporary sound that translates elements from the Greek and Balkan tradition as well as from the wider area of ethnic music makes an “over the ground” appearance. Featuring Claudia Rossini - from Switzerland - on the violin, Stories for Percussion will present all of her -in-process- recording work and selected covers. An unpredictable wandering in the music of the world, but also in the Greek traditional and contemporary song, as it is filtered through the band’s special sound.
Vasilis Vasilatos, Percussion
Elli Vasilatou, Clarinet, vocals
Loukas Giannakitsas, Double bass
Alexandros I. Iliakis, Guitar, vocals
Alexandros Ioannis Iliakis was born on 25/5/1982 in Queens, New York, USA. His first childhood years he lived in Germany. He went to school and grew up in Greece. In 1995 he wrote his first songs by tapping a pencil on a table. In 1996 he made his first rock band as a bassist and singer, the Rubber Band, with Giorgos Kintis on the electric guitar and Antonis Kanellis on drums. They recorded a demo entitled Confirmation of Barbarity. In 2003, together with Yannis Anagnostatos and Sotiris Mpoumpouheropoulos formed Touched, who played punk rock with their main influence Nirvana. With Yannis Anagnostatos they continued as Bolek & Lolek, a duet with unpredictable musical elements, whose appearances left an impression on the audience of alternative rock music. He also lived in Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation. In 2010 he formed Moloch Merkin with Giorgos Kintis and Alexandros Voulgaris. They recorded a neo-romantic rock record that remains unreleased. In 2012 he participated, with Manos Tzanoudakis on the keyboards, at the exhibition “Spirit kneaded according to circumstances” at the Potnia Thiron modern art space – Bank of Attention. In the years 2013-2014 he collaborated with Martha Frintzila singing in Kumbara Project # 3 concerts as Alessandro Solaris, the Mysterious Guest. From the beginning of 2015 he sings in the band Vassilis Vassilatos, Tales of Percussion. He is against Surrealism. He works at a translation office.
[Biography updated on: 30/10/2017]
Dimitris Koustas, Accordion
Stratos Kristallidis, Percussion
Yannis Sifnaios, Guitar, vocals
Andreas Triantafyllopoulos, Percussion