Nikolas Kallithrakas

Nikolas Kallithrakas

Tutor Styles

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:
• Jazz
• Swing
• Funk
• Rock
• Pop
• Gospel
• Marching
• Folk
• Musicals

If you are interested in seeing him in action, please check out his profiles, featuring some of his live performances:






      • 12 Oct 2018

        Tribute Bands (Student Showcase Gig)

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      • 01 Nov 2021

        That's My Eye - Live at Gulliver's Ballroom

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      • 21 Dec 2018

        An Acoustic Christmas

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      • 10 Mar 2018

        10 Year Anniversary @ The Fuse

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      • 22 Jan 2018

        Maunder's Music presents: Great Manchester Bands

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      • 22 Dec 2017

        Maunder's Xmas Student Showcase

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      • 25 Jan 2019

        Unsigned Bands Of The North

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      • 20 Dec 2019

        Christmas Gig at The Banyan Tree

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