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Panos Mouzourakis
Mouzourakis receiving his second award at MAD Video Music Awards, 2017
Background information
Birth namePanagiotis Mouzourakis
Born (1979-05-24) 24 May 1979 (age 40)
Zurich, Switzerland
OriginThessaloniki, Greece
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • television personality
  • actor
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Ηarmonica

Panagiotis Mouzourakis (born 24 May 1979) is a Greek artist, singer, songwriter and actor. He has distinguished himself through his participation in the Greek television series, Singles and 4.

Biography

Early life

Panagiotis Mouzourakis was born in Zurich, Switzerland on 24 May 1979. He moved with his family to Thessaloniki when he was 8 years old. From 19, he began to appear in various clubs in Thessaloniki and Halkidiki (En Ellidi, Kingston, Fun-key, Paragalos, Inside, Cafe Americain, Ydrogeos, etc.) playing guitar and singing, either alone or as a band member ("The Unacceptable", "Auburn Small Picky Woodpeckers"). In August 2002 he decided to go down to Athens.

Career

By the time he arrived in Athens in 2002, he was recruited in the "Stavros tou Notou" club, where he remained for the next four years, creating a sense of his very special artistic presence, constantly gaining the attention and love of the audience.

In 2004 he attended acting lessons at Kostas Daliani's "Action" school and during the same summer he participated in the performances of Dionysis Savvopoulos. In 2005, alongside his performances at Stavros tou Notou, he also participated in the theatrical performance of Vasso Vasiliou "Jungle Rites", as well as in the performance "Aharni" by Dionisis Savvopoulos, in the role of Lamachos, touring all over Greece and Cyprus and performances in Vienna and the Tokyo International Fair. Since then he has collaborated with Dionysis Savvopoulos occasionally, in concerts and music tributes.

In May 2006, together with Giorgos Mylonas - with whom he collaborated for 4 years at Stavros tou Notou - they prepared their own musical-theater performance, titled "Shepherds", and was presented at "H-EDRA" in N. Smyrna. The same performance was presented again in the X-seat, from September 2006 to February 2007.

At the same time, he was a key singer at the Uplift Mofo Party Band, a group of outstanding musicians who presented a tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Gagarin Club, with tremendous success. At the same time he participated in the comedy series "Giannaki Omorfopedo" with Yiannis Zouganelis.

In September 2006, Eleni Gassouka became a member of the music and theater group "Heroes" and in the same winter the homonymous performance (texts and direction Eleni Gassouka) was staged in Mikro Pallas. "Heroes" also played for the second year (2007-2008) in the same venue, gaining more and more public appreciation.

In March 2007 his first personal album titled "Guess Who" was released, while in the spring of 2007 he participated in the American Dream by Konstantinos Rigos, presented at the National Opera for 11 performances.

In the summer of 2007 she appeared with Giorgos Mylonas and Faye in a summer program at a beachfront shop in Athens. In the autumn of 2007, together with George Mylonas and Leonidas Balafas, he set up the music festival "Festival of Theaters", which was presented at the Oxygen music scene until January 2008. At the same time he appeared in the TV series "S1ngles 2 1/2" in the role of "Jamba".

In February 2008, with the addition of Giorgos Chrysostomou in the program, the "Cretan Princess" was re-starred as "The Plus Festival" and was played in the same place even more successfully until the Easter of 2008.

In 2009, while the Heroes were preparing to continue five-day performances in Mikro Pallas and the TV series "S1ngles 3" closed the episode series on Mega channel, he continued his appearances on stage Oxygen and was in the process of preparing his second album. He also participated in the series of Christopher Papakaliatis' "4 (four)" in the role of Mars.

In 2010 he participated in the animated satirical series of Giorgos Feidas and Giannis Tsitsonis, "If You Get Me Than Not Have" in Mega Channel, the role of the cynical philosopher Menippos.

In 2011, his second album titled "Flying Disk" was released and appeared every Monday at the Stavros tou Notou. In the summer of the same year, he toured all over Greece by presenting the album, while he was honored with Kostis Maraveyas at Mad VMA for the single of "Fila s ještě".

At the beginning of the season he was given a new role. He presented the fourth and last season of the Amstel Live show.

In October 2011, and until February 2012, the show "Strictly Unrated" was launched alongside Vangelis Asimakis at the Stavros tou Notou. The rest of the winter, he toured Greece and Cyprus.

In May 2012, concerts began in Greece and Cyprus with Apostolos Varanouzos. In the winter of 2012 until the spring of 2013, she participated in the music performance of Eleni Gaskouka "Avanta", along with Thanasis Alevras at Stavros tou Notou Plus. The show was a great success. He also participated in the theatrical performance "Hangover 4: Athens - Kalamata" by Alexandros Riga at the Athena Theater, in the role of Leonidas.

At the end of the summer of 2012 he created a new band, altering the sound of live on more funky and swing rhythms. He named the band "The big band project". On his side were the One of a kind.

In December 2013, his third album titled "Goal" was released. Then, until January 2014, he took part in the musical performance of Elena Gassouka "Burlesque", along with Thanasis Alevras and One of a Kind, a performance presented at Fuzz.

In March 2014, "Gaganin" at the Piraeus Coast, alongside Dionysis Savvopoulos, Lavrentis Machheritsas and Yiannis Zouganelis, was added to the group's Brave Genius.

In June 2014 he presented Madame Madame duo in a subversive number, choreography by Fokas Evangelinos in Mad VMA 2014 along with Pantelis Amazis. Immediately afterwards, he toured with Dionysis Savvopoulos and Lavrentis Macheritsa, conducting sold-out concerts.

In 2016-2017 he participates in the jury of the TV show The Voice of Greece, which is screened at the TV channel SKAI. Panos Mouzourakis, also, gave the voice to Greek version of Olaf in the film Frozen.

In 2017, he participates in the film of Nikos Perakis, Success Story.

In 2018, he portrayed the character of Lazaros in the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. He was Sofia's son, whose band plays at the bar. He performs the song "Kisses of Fire" which appears on the official soundtrack.

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