Born in Athens of Greece in 1978 in a family of musicians whose father was and still is one of the top Greek drummers. His first touch with drums was at the age of 2 by holding a pair of drumsticks in a perfect way. His father constantly took him to various rehearsals and various live shows and this was so interesting for Manos. At the age of 5, Manos started playing "shyly" the drums in a drum set at their home. At the age of 7, started piano lessons in order to have a complete musical view. During his school years he also followed music theory and drum courses in several music academies. At the age of 20 when he accomplished his army duties, start working as a professional drummer with many Greek top artists/singers and performers until now, and the last 10 years he's also a drum teacher.
The basic drum set that he's been using for live shows and for recordings is the Apollo Custom II and it's made by the Greek well known constructor Gabriel and consists of 2 bass drums 22'', 1 snare 14'', 1 snare 10'', 3 toms 8'' - 10'' - 12'' and 2 floor toms 14'' - 16''. His cymbals set is consisted of 2 crashes 17'', 2 crashes 18'', 1 ride 20'', 1 china 18'' and 1 pair of hi-hats 14''. He has also 2 more acoustic drum sets and 1 electronic set. A Ludwig Clear Vistalite set and a Yamaha Stage Custom set. His custom in ear monitors are made by the well known company Ultimate Ears. Manos also supports Custom personal R stick Drumsticks model.