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VANILA SWING BAND

Vanila Swing was formed in Athens in 2011. Over the years the band has crafted a unique and dynamic sound, fusing 50’s rockabilly and 40’s swing with fresh rock n’ roll elements. Through this strong musical direction, they reinterpret classic and contemporary songs and produce original works. They released their first single ‘Take One Step Ahead’ in 2014 that was used in the Tv advertisement of Cyta mobile company, followed by their debut album ‘The Rose’ in 2015, a mix of swing / rock 'n' roll & rockabilly from the '50s enriched by today's fresh sound while maintaining vintage aesthetics. In 2017 Vanila Swing featuring Renos Charalambidis, release the sinlgle "Αγωνία", the great success of George Zambeta. In the winter of 2019 they released the single, "Στο Χιόνι" an original song by Panagiotis Papaporfyriou. Bringing vintage vibes to the stage, Vanila Swing has performed in venues across Greece, appeared on television, headlined festivals, and regularly play at private and corporate events. The band’s exciting rhythms infect the body and soul, inviting everyone to the dance floor.

Vanila Swing
Lida Angelaki - Lead singer

Lida Angelaki

She was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Since her early age she started dealing with music and dance. She first started studying the piano at Hellenic music school and later on she started ballet. In 1997 she moved to London , where she studied dance (ballet, jazz, tap dancing, etc). Returning to Greece, she completed her studies in singing, at National music school of Athens obtaining a diploma in singing. She worked with well- known greek pop singers as a dancer, and she toured around Greece. She choreographed as well as dancing commercial events, did fashion shows, concerts , tv shows. She took part in films such as ‘’firecurl’ ’ for Cannes Awards and ‘’milk’’ . As a lead singer she took part in several bands over the the last years.In 2010 she started forming vanila swing. Having the passion for the sound of 40's and 50's music, started exploring many different styles of music and changing them into the vintage sound of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly. With vanilla swing ,she performed in Athens and all around Greece, in numerous festivals and events and now is getting ready to expand her passion for music to Europe etc.

Panagiotis Papaporfyriou

Panagiotis Papaporfyriou

He was born and raised in Athens.He started learning playing the guitar at the age of 15. He is interested in a variety of music including rockabilly ,country, rock n roll 50 s , swing 40 s . He took guitar lessons in Raymondie music school, and at Filippos Nakas.He was involved in rockabilly bands since 1994 up to today. He also worked as a soundman for years in tv shows and radio.He is into vintage 50 s music and he has played in numerous festivals in rockabilly and rock n roll scene. His music style is heavily influenced from the sound of sun records. Favorite guitarists Scottie Moore , Chet Atkins , Cliff Gallop, Les Paul , Charlie Christian.

Orestis Gravaris

Orestis Gravaris

Born in Moscow and raised in Athens he started playing the drums at the age of 16. He studied Classical percussion at Filippos Nakas where he also acquired the Classical Harmony degree. Later on continued his jazz studies at the Modern Music School. He has been performing mostly in Greece from 2005 and collaborated with a wide variety of artists and bands since. His love for music and influences comes from different genres such as jazz, classical, funk, hip hop, latin, rock, electronic music and many more.

Stavros Raptis

Stavros Raptis

He was born and raised in Athens. He started his music career at the age of 10, playing percussion at school events. At the age of 16, the the electric bass guitar got his attention and only one year later he became a student (now a diploma graduate) of double bass at the municipal conservatory of Maroussi (repertoire of classical music). At the same time, he is completing his theoretical studies (fuga level). He has collaborated with numerous musicians in recordings and concerts in different musical genres: punkrock, rock'n'roll, balkan and ethnic jazz, blues, swing jazz, classical. In 2012 he toured with his personal band MFH in 2 Balkan countries and 12 cities in Germany.