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Grigoris "Gregory" Desypris (Greek: Γρηγόρης Δεσύπρης) - Greek songwriter, singer, and video artist



I was born in Athens, Greece and grew up in the Fokionos Negri area, where many Greek music bands were based, finding there his musical influences.

I had his first guitar lessons, at the age of 8, and later on created his first garage bands, performing shows at "Moussika Proina", (Music Mornings), in locations such as "Kypselaki Theatre", "The Green Park", and in various clubs.

I became a member of the Idols band latest generation (another early years former member was famous Demis Roussos) as singer and guitar player.

In early 1987 i was formed the Liqueur band, performing at Greek clubs such as Omni Live and BO Club until 1992.

In 1992, along with his companion Ilias Skrimizeas, we created the Taxidiotes ("Travellers") band, participating in the Thessalonica Song Contest with two of their songs, the "S' Efharisto" (I Thank You) and the "Se Parallilous Dromous" (Parallel Streets).

The response to their appearance ledus to our first record deal, (1993), with MBI, (Music Box International), releasing their first record, called "Telikos Proorismos" (Final Destination).

During an interview with Greek-American reporter Dimitri Kastanas, for NGTV in New York, the Aegean Audio and Videos CEO George Tsapelas proposed me record's release for the US market and so was done.

In May 1998 I went solo, releasing the album "Tha Paro To Treno", (Ria Music/Minos EMI), with lyrics penned by Stamatis Mesimeris and arranged by guitarist Christoforos Krokidis.
The record sold out within months…

In 2005 with arranger Christoforos Krokidis once again and this time with lyricist Kostas Kolovos I released the album Apla kai Berdemena ("Simple and yet Complicated") - (Polymusic/Universal).

After 12 years, in late 2017, is coming back with brand new material in the "Wick" (Thriallida) CD where you can find 18 composition with his own lyrics, music and arrangement

Personal notice

Musicologist since my younger years, always studying mostly informations about US & UK artists, continuing doing so in our days

My knowledge is transferred to this very site, with videos and detailed informations, but only in Greek language.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregorydesypris

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GregDesypris

This article was added to our site on Wednesday 26 November, 2014.
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