Giannis Kampouris was born in Rhodes Greece in 1975. He began his involvement with the Drums at the age of 13 having some local professional drummers to guide him in his first steps. Having gained enough information he began his first steps as a professional drummer playing in different music scenes. At the age of 21 he decided to move to Athens to complete his studies by taking classes with Stefanos Dimitriou most of the time and with George Metallinos. He graduated obtaining his diploma from Polyrythmias School of Athens.
His music career began almost immediately collaborating with many famous Greek artists of the Greek music scene. He has participated in many recordings of the Greek music scene. His long work as a session drummer made him a well experienced teacher/performer. He has attended various clinics with great drummers like Thomas Lang, Jojo Mayer, Steve Smith, etc.. He has taught at the Music School of Ilion and also he is a member of the Drum Mania Drums Institute as a teacher of the groove / chart reading department.