My name is Nikos Vafeidis, I am twenty years old (21) and I play the drums for over a decade - almost 13 years. I am from Ierissos, a town in northern Greece (Chalkidiki) and the last three years I live in Thessaloniki. Starting the drums was very challenging. For my first drum kit i used paint buckets , and after 5 months of practicing , my parents got me a real drumkit!
This season (2013-2014) was the best for my drum career so far. I got selected by the ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music - Guilford), took part in many live concerts with my groups and got selected as the drummer for the Alexander - Rock Opera (State Theatre of Northern Greece) and Godspell (State Theatre of Northern Greece) .I also play with four Groups and many projects such as , Walking Stone Giants, Trio Mathafacah , End of Innocence , George Fokas & The Folks and had a full season, with one , (sometimes two-three) gigs a week.
After all this work , I need my space , my time with the drums. My favorite thing to do , is improvisation! Just sitting and playing with odd signatures , polyrhythms , but also feeling good with the instrument!