Angelo Avramakis (Greek: Βαγγέλης Αβραμάκης) is a
Greek bouzouki player. Born in
Greece, he has spent most of his life in Australia. He is considered the
leading bouzouki player in Australia and among the top bouzouki players
in the world.
Avramakis began playing drums at the age of only 4. He
learned the bouzouki at the age of 8 and at the same time began studies
in music theory and harmony. He also plays the guitar, keyboards, bass
guitar and Greek
Avramakis has performed and toured with some of Greece's
well known artists: Vaso Hatzi,
Tasos Bougas, Stamatis Gonidis,
Rita Sakellariou, Doukissa,
Tzeni Vanou, Antzela Dimitriou,
Lefteris Pantazis, Yiannis Katevas, John Tikis, Giannis Vasileiou and
Marinella. He has also performed with the very popular and talented
Ibrahim Tatlises when he appeared in Melbourne as a guest at "Nikos
Greek Tavern" in the 1990s.
Over the last three decades, Avramakis has appeared in
Greek newspapers as well as TV shows such as “Tonight Live with
Steve Vizard”. Some of Angelo's original music has been played on
radio stations 3XY and
FOX FM. Thousands of YouTube and Facebook followers regularly share
his music videos online.
Avramakis has released a number of CDs, the most popular
being "Terma Oi Thisies" and "New Wave Passion", which contain some of
the most beautiful bouzouki pieces ever written.
Angelo's bouzouki playing style is
with new ideas. Most noticeably, his playing style is very clean, sweet
sounding, pleasant to the ear, accurate and well disciplined. His main
Manolis Hiotis (Greek: Μανώλης Χιώτης) and
Giorgos Zambetas (Greek: Γιώργος Ζαμπέτας).