Billy Pod Trio
Tuesday 18 October 2022
Billy Pod is the artist name of Greek born drummer/musician Vasileios Podaras – currently based in London.
Billy started with music really early in his childhood days and at the age of 9 drums became his passion.He studied classical piano and violin and later got his BA and MA in Jazz drums Performance at the Ionian University.
Nominated in the Top 10 New drummers for 2019 by French ”Batterie Magazine’’ drummer Billy Pod has performed in international festivals and venues in Europe, USA and Asia (Pori Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz Festival, Made in New York Jazz Gala among others).At the same time he has been one of the most in demand drummers in the Greek music scene for more than ten years.
The music from his debut album ‘Drums to heal Society’ fuses contemporary jazz and electropop, rock and free improv, creating a modern, prismatic sound and has already attracted the attention of press, media, and fans in 14 countries.
Also known as the drummer of The Next Step Quintet – one of Greece’s most upcoming bands.
Line up: Billy Pod – drums, Tom Ollendorf – guitar, Mirko Scarcia – bass