Dimitris Christodoulakis is a young talented musician who has practiced hard over the last years to build a unique sound and a quality approach to all the music situations he has been called to take part in. His influence from the drummers of the past decades up to today made him successfully meet the needs of modern music and performing.
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Principal Percussionist in Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra Independent drummer
Eric Valentine is a noted musician in contemporary jazz/fusion and rock circles who is recently busy playing on the “G3” tour with Steve Vai.
Gary Powell's career has spanned over 15 years of performing music as diverse as concert band, to alternative rock and roll, culminating in a career as the drummer for The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, The New York Dolls.
Born in Reykjavik, Iceland. As a child Gulli started banging on pots and pans on the kitchen floor of the family home in Reykjavik. Played guitar for two years and sang in a school band until the original drummer got sick and was forced to leave his chair. Practiced drums in the loft of the Briem family residence, while playing in high school bands and musicals, where he met Johann Asmundsson a co-founding member of Mezzoforte (1977). The pair soon met Eythor Gunnarsson and Fridrik Karlsson in a Reykjavik music store, where Fridrik sold guitars. Recorded and toured with the band internationally from 1982. Their first big worldwide success with the group was in 1983 with the U.K. dance funk hit "Garden Party" and the Surprise, Surprise album. Mezzoforte has been nominated five times as the drummer of the year in Iceland.
Ilias Doumanis is a very experienced drummer, very active, and a professor with deep knowledge of different drumming techniques. He has taught over 700 young drummers, many of them being now active drummers themselves in Greece and abroad.
Johann Hjorleifsson is one of the most sought after drummers in Iceland for all kinds of music and has been since in his late teens. Johann keeps up a busy schedule playing with his band Sálin hans Jóns míns, who has been the number one pop band in Iceland for the last 20 odd years. He has been with Sálin hans Jóns míns from 1998. Since then they have recorded nine albums who have reached gold and platinum sales.