The Full Story
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
George was born in Athens, Greece
in October of 1983.
His father, as a pianist started teaching him the piano from a very young age.
His passion for music led him to music production, bands, synthesizers, vintage effects, stompboxes and mixing. He rocks on stage as a superb performer and teaches music and music production.
A journey that still goes on.
He is a graduate of the American College of Athens (Bachelor In Arts-Music), and he has a degree in Music Technology, Audio Engineer Diploma (SAE Institue), Music Theory, Counterpoint and Fuge, plus coursework in modern orchestration and Jazz / Classical Theory.
He is the musical director and manager of the “Anagennisi” Conservatory (www.anagennisi.com.gr)
In January 2020 he launched “PARAFONIK Music Production Studio” based in Brisbane, Australia.
• Audio Engineering Diploma (SAE Institute)
• Bachelor In Arts-Music (American College of Athens)
• Fugue (Anagennisi Conservatory)
• Counterpoint (Anagennisi Conservatory)
• Music Theory (Anagennisi Conservatory)
• Jazz Theory (Anagennisi Conservatory)
• Modern Orchestration (Anagennisi Conservatory)
• Jazz Piano and Keyboards (Anagennisi Conservatory)
• Logic Pro X 10.3 Certificated User
*2020 - Studio Bussines, Music Production Masterclass (Chris Lord Alge, studios 301, Sydney)
*2019 - Mixing Masterclass with Andrew Scheps (JMC Academy, Brisbane)
*2017 - SSL L300 - Official Session Programme - Stelios Efentakis, head lecturer, SAE Athens
*2017 - Miking The Source (Pavlos Sapountzis, author of ‘Live Sound’)
*2017 - Cables and Sound (Andelo Tordini, Reference Laboratory, Italy)
*2007 - Music Technology (Ioannis Peikidis - Anagennisi Conservatory)
*2007 - Bass Lines & Groove on Hammond Organ -Tom Coster (Santana Band)
*2006 - Diatonic Intervals & Voicing on piano - Barney McAll (Groove Collective)
*2005 - Rhythm Section & The Leslie Speaker - Dr Lonnie Smith
Logic Pro X
Stage Musician / Performer
George has given over 700 concerts with his bands (including DangerAngel, Venus Envy, C:Real, Floks, Mamacita On Fire, Dr Vodkatini, Nekyia, The Letrafons, Gotcha Covered, The Bluesbirds, Citizen Jim) in many major music venues, clubs, concert halls, TV Shows, all over Greece, Europe, Australia and USA including the Jazz Hall of Fame, in Alabama, and performing as support act on the European “The Damage Control” tour with Soto.
* Floks became the first-ever non-African-American band to play in the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. The group was presented with the Key to the City of Birmingham and Governor Bob Riley designated August 29, 2003, as “The Floks Music Tour Day”. Floks was also a support act for Delirious? in 2004 - Omonia Square (Olympic Games Festival).
He has shared the stage with great musicians such as:
Jeff Scott Soto (Soto/Sons Of Apollo/Talisman/Journey/ Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Sakis Rouvas, Notis Sfakianakis, Lakis Papadopoulos, Christos Dantis, Thodoris Marantinis(Onirama), Nikos Ziogalas, Arleta, Penny Baltatzi, Marlain Angelides and many other famous Greek artists.
He has a side Project a.k.a PARAΦΟΝΙΚ
George was the Musical Director at the Free Evangelical Church in his home town from 2013 to 2016.
In 2017 George was Musical Director and Band Leader at the Word Of Faith WOFICC Church in Athens (Kentro Pistis).
From 2018 he's part of the Citipointe Worship Creative team. - Brisbane campus, Australia.
2010 - DANGER ANGEL (Perris Records) USA - Hard Rock
2013 - REVOLUTIA (Perris Records) USA - Rock, Hard Rock
2016 - ALL THE KING'S HORSES (Melodic Rock Records) AUSTRALIA - Melodic Hard Rock
2002 - Single - Roadtrip (Logos Music) - Christian Rock
2003 - Album - No Matter What (Logos Music) - Christian Pop
2009 - Album - Ystati Katharotita (EMKA prod.) - Christian Rock
2009 - Album - The Revenge Of Silence (Warner) - Rock
*Anagennisi Music School
2013 - Irthan Ta Xristoygenna Kai Pali - (Emka Productions) - Children Choir, Christmas Songs
2005 – As Antihoun Tragoudia – (Emka Productions) - Children Choir, Christmas Songs
2004 - Kids Games - Hellenic Bible Society (Trumpet and Keyboards)
2017 - War Pigs - Keyboards, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Producing
2017 - Guns Of Brixton - Keyboards, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Producing
*Melentini and the Blue Running Orchestra
2017 - Choco Choco Single - Keyboards, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Producing, Remix
David Papanagis (Keyboards, Synth Bass, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Producing)
2019 - Thanatos Ego • 2020 - Den Thelo Na Ksehaso
2019 - Tell Me Something (Mixing, Mastering, coProducing)
• 2019 - Lou Uso’e (Mixing, Mastering)
George teaches modern piano, keyboards, music technology, improvisation, music theory, music history, music technology both at the JMC Academy (Brisbane-AU), Anagennisi Conservatory (Athens-Gr) and privately.
George is responsible for the administration of the teaching program of the Modern Music department at the Anagennisi Conservatory.
This includes not only registrations and interviews with prospective students, but also organising the teaching schedule of the faculty and designing the suitable academic program that each student must complete in order to graduate from the Conservatory successfully.
George also provides career advice to students studying at the Conservatory.
Audio Sound for the Film “Soutzoukakia”, SAE 2017
(Recording, editing, mixing, mastering, sound design, foleys)
Live Audio installation and FOH Engineer
*Citipointe - Brisbane Campus
*Theatre of American Community School (ACS Athens)
Rock / Hard Rock / Synth Pop / Gospel / Pop Gospel / Progressive / Metal / Nu Metal / Dark Wave / Funk / Soul / RnB / Hip Hop / Pop / House / Punk / Electronica / Reggae / Blues / Country / Old School / Vintage / Future Pop / Stoner / Alternative / Classical / RnB / Christian / Cinematic / Film Scoring