Jazz, Swing, Funk, Rock, Pop Gospel, March, Folk, Musical Theatre
Nikolas Kallithrakas was born in Athens, Greece and he is 21 years old. He is a professional drummer/percussionist who is based in Manchester, UK. Nikolas is the Stage Drummer for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. He performes, in front of 220.000 people, every year and the show is also broadcasted by the BBC in the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada. He played with the UoS Jazz/Swing Big Band for 2 years, and now works as a session drummer.
From young age, he dedicated himself to continuously improving his music skills and by the age of 18, he had graduated from the National Conservatory of Athens, had completed his Rockschool Grade 8 exams, with Distinction, and had been awarded 4 Drumming scholarships (National Conservatory of Athens, University of Salford). Nikolas graduated from the University of Salford with a Bachelor of Arts – First Class Honours degree in Popular Music & Recording.
Despite his young age, Nikolas has a rich experience of live performances and genres and has collaborated with several well-known artists as a session drummer, such as Dimitra Galani, George Xyndas, Vangelis Kakoulakis, Georgina Jackson, Kiara Marzella. Since 2011, he has taken to the stage at a wide range of gigs and festivals including Schoolwave, Athens School Festival, the Nakas Band Festival and of course the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo .
Nikolas specializes in genres like:
If you are interested in seeing him in action, please check out his profiles, featuring some of his live performances:
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12 Oct 2018
Tribute Bands (Student Showcase Gig)MORE INFO
21 Dec 2018
An Acoustic ChristmasMORE INFO
10 Mar 2018
10 Year Anniversary @ The FuseMORE INFO
22 Jan 2018
Maunder's Music presents: Great Manchester BandsMORE INFO
22 Dec 2017
Maunder's Xmas Student ShowcaseMORE INFO
25 Jan 2019
Unsigned Bands Of The NorthMORE INFO
20 Dec 2019
Christmas Gig at The Banyan TreeMORE INFO