It was a year ago, that I found myself with friends who I’ve missed for a while... They told me that they set up a band and invited me at their live concert in a well-known bar in the center of Athens, it was a great chance to meet them again, and I was there with my camera!
4 guys, Apostolis, Dimitris, Kostas & Nikos, “The Underdogs Greece”, were on stage, and were conveying us - the audience - a great energy without restrictions, leading us to their own musical creative paths.
A few months later, I was in a recording studio, photo shooting them while they were recording their first album. For me, a unique experience! For them, confused emotions, laughter, anguish, anxiety, but above a free spirit and an unconditional love for their music.
During this year, I followed them at several live performances, such as in Six D.O.G.S bar, Chytirio theatre, Kyttaro Live Club always holding my camera, picking moments.
In May 2016, 4 years after their first rehearsal The Underdogs, pack up their first album “Paths”. I’m one of the lucky ones, who hold it in my hands, playing loud in my car. I can’t be the expert who describes their type of music. It’s easier for me to express a feeling...
The Underdogs’ music travels me to another Era! Good luck guys, follow your own “Paths”!
The Underdgs Band
Dimitris Oikonomou : Guitars - Vocals
Apostolis Kokkalakis : Bass
Nikos Ioakeim : Guitars
Kostas Chourdakis : Drums - Vocals
Live guest members:
Thodwris Kalaitzidis : Keyboards
Gogo Koutsokera : Vocals
words & photos by Kiki Kapasakalidou
Cover designed by Katerina Damianaki