Lakis is a versatile player. He can switch from ethnic to Rock to
Jazz or Latin or Funk on electric or the double bass.
Born in Athens Greece.
His cousin introduced him to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Blood Sweat Tears, �smiling
faces still echoing in my mind� he recalls.
He picked up the electric bass at the age of 19 and three months
later played his first blues gig.
Shortly after that he formed a radical progressive band
Emminos Roi, later Apocalypsis (Y. Palamidas, V. Dertilis), playing some gigs in
Athens including Kitaro club supporting Socrates, jointed Schmeterling (A. Papalambrou, Y.
gato Grivaco, D. Dimitracas). Other artists to his credit
including Pete & Roys, D. John, Efapax blues band, Y. (Bach)
Spyropoulos, N. Asimos, P. Sidiropoulos I. Triandafilides, Y. Zouganelis, e.t.c
In 1982 he met piano player composer C. Voutsinas and
the collaboration lead to many live and recording sessions. In the mean time he
was gigging regularly backing up Greek pop artists E. Dimou, Pashalis, Opa etc.
In 1986 Lakis moved to London and he has appeared on many projects,
playing clubs and jamms.
Worked with Narada Michael Walden (CARLOS SANTANA, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, JEFF BECK), Gilbert Gabriel (DREAM ACADEMY), Polly Styrene
X-RAY SPEX), John, Mizzarolli, Peter Banks (YES), Stevie Z, Gwen Ashton, Hugh McDowell
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA) Jason Rebello, Nick Duckett's Deep, Steve Lambert, Steve
Monti (THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN), Antonio Forcione, Lynn Dobson (MANFRED MANN), John
Etheridge (SOFT MACHINE), Chris �snake� Davis (M PEOPLE), Chris Berry, Sashi, Nazzareno
Ercoli, Doug Conner, Roberto Manzin, Lorry Morgan trio, Crispin Taylor (GALLIANO),Paul
Weinreb�s Tarantula, Brian Abrahams, Claude Deppa, Guy Turner trio, Bilbo Berger (HEATWAVE),
Alex Maguire, Holly Roberts, Dino Gaccia, Phill Overhead, Tony Natale, Olivier
Campana, Turnhip, Jimmy C., Bukie Leo, Aquaba and... others.