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Drakopoulos Kallistratos (Kal Drako)

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Drummer, Singer/Songwritter, Multi-instrumentalist

Kal Drako was born in Athens, Greece and started playing classical piano when he was 7yrs old. After lots of Bach and Mozart, and moved by his love for Rock music, he started playing Drums. Blessed with incredible teachers that recognized his talent, he spent most of his teenage years practicing and playing with local Rock groups.

In 1999 he moved to Los Angeles to study at the LA music academy. The teachers there, changed Kal's musical vision and perspective! Returning to Greece a year later, he started doing session work and live shows with many different successful artists touring Europe and USA. He also stayed very involved in the Jazz scene, and performed or/and recorded with pretty much everyone in and around Athens.

In 2004, he packed his suitcase and moved back to LA, where he continued to play with different artists and got to perform with some of his favorite musicians such as :  
Producers: Regie Dozier (Jamiroquai, Outkast) , Phillip Giffin (Hollywood Producer/writer), Mike Tucci (Metallica, Pearl Jam), Brian Hardin

Musicians/Bands :: Nick Mancini, Mike Laundau, Philip Bynoe (from Steve Vai), Mike Miller (from Chick corea), Eric Sittner, Hamilton Price, Cory Philips, Karisa Winnett, Robbie Angelucci, Derek Frank, Andrew Synoweic, Andrew Cambell, Chris Roy, Chris Wabich, Mahesh, Noush Skaugen, Phoivos Delivorias, George Kontrafouris , Frank Fontaine, Theo Saunders, Diego Langtry, Yanni Markoulakis, Ken Chan, The Evren Edler band, Emir Isilay, Amberside, Left of Zed and many others. He was also recently heard on NBC's award winning show Brothers and Sisters.

In 2010 he moved back to Athens, Gr and at the moment he is involved in the following projects: Teacher at Modern Music School Athens, Drummer for band Third Attempt, drummer for Rock band Neraida, and Singer/songwritter/ multi instrumentalist for his solo project, a Dark, acoustic Rock/pop hybrid which he performs solo, looping and recording LIVE. At the moment he opens shows for well known Rock act "Ypogeia Reymata" .

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Last modified on Thursday, 03 November 2011 08:07

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