(Greek: Βαγγέλης Αβραμάκης)
is a Greek musician and 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 4.
He learned the bouzouki at the age of 8 and began studies in
music theory and harmony at
Melba Conservatorium of Music. He also plays
the guitar, keyboards, bass guitar and Greek
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
Angelo's bouzouki playing style is
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).