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Angelo Avramakis (Greek: Βαγγέλης Αβραμάκης) is a Greek bouzouki player. Born in Serres, 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 baglama.

Avramakis has performed and toured with some of Greece's well known artists: Vaso Hatzi, Vasilis Saleas, Tasos Bougas, Stamatis Gonidis, Zafeiris Melas, 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 Turkish singer 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 rebetiko, laiko with new ideas. Most noticeably, his playing style is very clean, sweet sounding, pleasant to the ear, accurate and well disciplined. His main influences are Manolis Hiotis (Greek: Μανώλης Χιώτης) and Giorgos Zambetas (Greek: Γιώργος Ζαμπέτας).



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