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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.

Giannis Voutsinas

Giannis Voutsinas

Born in Athens, with a background of studies in classical piano, he started playing electric bass at the age of 20. Soon he turned his interest to upright bass. He has acquired the Classical Harmony degree and the Licentiate of the London College of Music – LLCM (Teachers Diploma). He has collaborated in projects with singers and composers such as Christos Thivaios, Giorgos Andreou, Andre Maia. Also he joined many bands such as The Bet, Gordy’s Roster, Dretta, Mato Grosso. His favorite music is Swing, Jazz, Jive and funk.