Makis Gioulis

Akis Tourkogiorgis & The Blue Airways

Makis Gioulis

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About

Paiste Artist Since
June 2009

Nationality
Greece

Main Affiliation
Akis Tourkogiorgis & The Blue Airways

Other Affiliations
Socrates Drank the Conium
Session Drummer
Educator

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„What more can a drummer ask for in order to be happy? State-οf-the-art cymbals with a wide range of unique, rich sounds, high manufacturing quality and beautiful to look at“

Setup

Makis Gioulis

Cymbals listed from left to right

5" 2002 Cup Chime
14" 2002 Crash
14" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
16" Signature Power Crash
20" Signature Dark Metal Ride (discontinued)
13" Signature Heavy Hi-Hat (discontinued)
18" Signature Power Crash
18" RUDE China

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Biography

Born into a musical family, Makis' talent on the drums was evident from a very early age. He studied classical percussion at the Athens Conservatoire (1986-1992) but is self-taught on the drumset. Since 1990 Makis has been playing and touring professionally. He has worked with some of the most notable artists of the Greek music scene, having participated in their recordings, concerts, and TV shows. Socrates, Yannis Spathas, Antonis Tourkogiorgis, The Idols, Demis Roussos, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Costas Tournas, Costas Bigalis, Eleni Vitali, Mario Frangoulis, Vassilis Lekkas, Michalis Hatzigiannis, Christos Dantis are just some of the artists Makis has worked with throughout the years. Makis' most significant collaboration, which propelled his career and placed him amongst the top Greek drummers, came in 2002 with the internationally acclaimed Greek progressive rock group Socrates Drank the Conium, most affectionately known as ‘Socrates’ (2002-2010). Since March 2010 Makis has been the drummer for Akis Tourkogiorgis & The Blue Airways, a classic rock/hard rock band led by one of Greece's premiere guitarists, Akis Tourkogiorgis. The band has been gigging regularly, while they had a very successful string of sold-out shows between 2015-2017 featuring the legendary guitarist Yannis Spathas. They also released their debut CD “Three Days of 1969” in 2012. In addition, Makis has been actively involved in music education since 2007. He has worked both as a private teacher as well as a drum instructor in the renowned Art Music School Fakanas (2015-2019), while he has participated in many major drum festivals in Greece as a solo artist.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, focused mix. Responsive feel. Bright, aggressive open sound. Sharp, cutting chick sound. Excellent for articulate playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Dark, full, raw, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy feel, fairly controllable, very explosive crash sound. Extremely loud, nasty china for higher volume playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, clean mix. Slightly heavy feel. Clear, full open sound. Cutting, precise chick sound. Good for heavier playing.

  • Sounds