About

PANOS is from Halifax, Nova Scotia and plays Panos Giannoulis’ music on guitar//bass//drums//sax//keyboards//
violins//voices//everything.

Panos started out playing music in the indie rock band Their Majesties (formerly the Porcelain Gods) before branching out and getting involved in jazz, avant-garde and improvised music. This shift in focus gave him the opportunity to play and study with such notable musicians as jazz drumming legend Jerry Granelli (Vince Guaraldi), Fred Frith (John Zorn), Matt Brubeck (Dave Brubeck, Tom Waits), J.P Carter (Destroyer, Dan Mangan), David Tronzo (The Lounge Lizards).

Having primarily been an instrumentalist, Panos decided to start writing his own music and start a band. With the help of Charles Austin (The Super Friendz, Buck 65) Panos recorded his debut self-titled record under the moniker PANOS. Leaning heavily on his pop and rock roots, Panos also incorporates influence from his background in avant-garde music, such as prepared guitar, atonal violin, feedback and odd time signatures.

While still a rather new project, PANOS has already been heralded by The Coast, who said of the project,“ Panos Giannoulis tries his hand at songwriting and nails it.”

PANOS was selected to perform three songs with the seventy-piece Halifax Music Co-op Orchestra as part of their sold-out Inventions 2012 performances on October 14th and 15th 2012.

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Music

PANOS’ debut album is out! Listen and purchase it on Bandcamp and iTunes:

http://panosband.bandcamp.com/

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Some nice words:

“This record is truly a piece of work; with touches of jazz, hints of rock and a twist of folk accents making PANOS stand out among the rest. With so much musical training under his belt and his writing skills nowhere near the peak point: Panos Giannoulis is on his way to a very successful career.”- The Show TO

“We’ll keep coming back to this one again and again for months to come… TOP PICK.” -Babysue.com

“…this album will make a valuable addition to your music library.” -Daniel Marcotte (The Argosy)

“…this is an act to keep an eye on.”-Stephanie Johns (The Coast)

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Shows

Inventions 2012 was a great success! Everybody played great and I’m honored to have been a part of it. Up next is my album release that is happening on November 28th at the Music Room on Lady Hammond Road. More details to be announced soon.

 

 

 

 

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