SMALL BLUES TRAP:
Paul Karapiperis /vocals, harmonica, resonator guitar
Panagiotis Daras /electric guitar
Lefteris Besios /electric bass
Nick Konstadinou /drums
Stathis Evageliou / drums (Μarch 2007-Μarch 2015)
George Poulos / drums (October 2005-January 2007)
The Small Blues Trap band was formed in August 2004 by the need of three people to express their musical interests. They are based at the villages of central Greece, Malesina and Martino.
-In October 2004, they recorded a CD-R that included the songs that they represent their common influences along with three original compositions. (''Small Blues Trap'').
-Between December 2004 and April 2005, the band recorded a CD with 12 original songs. The CD title is: ''Our Trap''.
-They won the first prize by participating with two songs in a music competition organized by the magazine “Virtual Studio”.
-In the summer of 2006, they recorded a CD (''Crossroad Ritual'') with 12 original songs.
-Two of their songs are included in the CD compilation that was released by “Diapason” magazine in May 2007.
-In September 2008, the band participates with three songs in a CD compilation titled: ''Magic Bus Sessions''.
-In February 2013, they recorded another album ("The Longest Road I Know") which contains 10 original songs. The noted singer Georgia Sylleou sings four of the album’s songs. The album is available in both CD and LP by Anazitisi Records.
-A song of the band is included in the CD compilation released by the magazine “Jazz and Tzaz” in May 2013.
-Τheir latest album (“Time Tricks”) was recorded during March and April 2015. It 's available in vinyl (LP) exclusively by Anazitisi Records.
The band has participated in numerous live events and festivals all over Greece. During live shows they mainly play their songs as well as a few classics composed by Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Albert King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Tampa Red, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bo Diddley, Freddie King, Paul Butterfield, Peter Green, Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart…who continue to haunt the blues crossroads…
The band has received encourage comments and CD reviews from the national as well as the international press. Well known magazines and newspapers have occasionally made presentations of their work.
The band mixes its blues passion which is always their main ingredient in their compositions with elements from other genres of music forming a very innovative and personal sound and according to reviewers, it is identifiable and personal.
Their music is made for people who feel the call of the need to express their human and humane emotions such as love, pain, rejection, abandonment, humor, deprivation, treachery, laughter, anger, passion and sadness. In other words, the band attempts to depict the absolute make-up of the human soul and disposition. All these emotions have been diachronically expressed by the blues music whose ‘crossroads’ not only continue to exist but also retain the power to influence and inspire people like the SBT. Furthermore, the band’s main goal is to prove that the blues music is the absolute expression of the human soul and the human conscience.