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Akis Katsoupakis (Greek : Άκης Κατσουπάκης) (born 1972) is a Greek musician, arranger and record producer.[1][2]


Biography

Born and raised in the city of Thessaloniki, Katsoupakis got into music from the age of 11. He studied piano, classical harmony, and counterpoint. He also took lessons in jazz theory and Jazz piano and seminars on electronic music (ICMC '97).[3] Katsoupakis has been working as a professional keyboard player[4] since 1989. After playing with several bands, in 1994 he joined the band Maskes,[5] which turned out to be one bands of the so-called indie rock scene of Thessaloniki.[6][7]

Since 1997 he has carried out orchestration and production for studio recordings and live shows[8][9] and on various works.[10][11][12]
He also appears as a string arranger[10] ,[13] Programmer,[11] and producer.[12]
His most commercially acclaimed album (arranged by him) was Sokratis Malamas's "O Fylakas ki o Vasilias" (2000) (including Greek super hit "Prigipessa").[14][15][16]
Two of the albums he did in 2003 became multi-platinum (Eleftheria Arvanitaki - Ola Sto Fos)[17] [18][19](George Dalaras - Sta tragoudia pou sou grafo)[20][21] Katsoupakis' debut studio album as an arranger and executive producer was "Zilion" (1997).[22]

2010-present

In 2010 he Produced and co-arranged Andriana Babali's cd : "John John is alive"[23] in which he is also credited for his first time as a sound engineer.
At the beginning of 2011 he appeared as an arranger and pianist in Athens State Hall for Stella Gadedi's "Stis Paryfes tis polis" concert.[24][25][26]

Albums arranged by Akis Katsoupakis

Pes to pali agapi mou - Paschalis Arvanitides. Arrangement track 2 (1995 - Minos EMI)
Zilion. Whole album arrangement (1997 - Ano Kato Records) .
Close your eyes and look - Dimitris Zervoudakis. Whole album arrangement (1998 - Minos EMI)
Hide something for me to love - Manthos Arbelias. Whole album arrangement (1998 - Mylos Records)
Every second minute Maskes. Whole album arrangement (1998 - Ano Kato Records)
Suspect world - Theodosia Tsatsou. Whole album arrangement (1999 - Minos EMI).
21st Forbidden Sakis Rouvas. Arrangement track 4: "We make dreams" (2000 Minos EMI)
Heavy Load - Eugene Dermitassoglou. Whole album producer (2000 - Mylos Records)
Rain sketch - Maskes. Whole album arrangement (2000 - Minos EMI)
Guardian and the King - Sokratis Malamas. Whole album arrangement (2000 - Lyra)
Taste of sea - Iris Mavraki Whole EP arrangement (2001 - Fm Records)
Bridges on the roofs - Maskes. Whole album arrangement (2002 - Minos EMI)
Voices Remasters - Nikos Portokaloglou. Arrangement track 12: “De meno pia edo remix 2003” (2003 - Minos EMI)
To your heaven's edge - Haris Alexiou. Arrangement tracks: 4 "To poly mazi skotoni", 5 "Esy me xeris pio poly", 8 "ola ine sto myalo" (2003 - Minos EMI)
Ola sto fos - Eleftheria Arvanitaki. Whole album arrangement (2004 - Universal)
Sta tragoudia pou sou grafo - George Dalaras. Whole album arrangement (2005 - Minos EMI)
Kathe telos ki arhi - Eleni Tsaligopoulou. Arrangement tracks: 4 "Opia zoi ke na zisis", 5 "Mazi os to ximeroma", 7 "Den tha figo apo do" (2005 - Sony music)
Never say never - Andriana Babali. Whole album arrangement (2005 - EMI)
Moment Bus - Kostas Antypas. Whole album arrangement (2007 - Protasis)
Pandos itan nychta - La Pouppe - Stella Gadedi. Whole album arrangement (2008 - Lyra)
Like a lie - Eleni Tsaligopoulou. Arrangement tracks: 2 , 12 “Mazi os to ximeroma" (2008 - Sony music)
Ki alli mera perase - Kostas Triantafyllides. Whole cd single arrangement (2009 - Music Post)
Mona Lisa - Stella Gadedi (με την Antigone Buna) Whole album arrangement (2010 - Lyra)


Arrangements for live shows

Winter 2004 - 2005 Haris Alexiou - Eleftheria Arvanitaki[27]
Summer 2006 Eleni Tsaligopoulou-Andriana Babali-Rallia Christidou Summer tour .
Winter 2007 Andriana Babali - Giorgis Christodoulou "In the kitschen"
Summer 2007 Eleni Tsaligopoulou - Giannis Kotsiras Summer tour .
Winter 2008 Eleni Tsaligopoulou-Andriana Babali-Giota Nega : "Της Γυναίκας η καρδιά"
Winter 2009 Eleni Tsaligopoulou - Glykeria - Trifono Winter tour .


Collaborations

Andriana Babali
Sokratis Malamas
Dionysis Savvopoulos
Maria Voumvaki[28]
Petros Gaitanos
Dimitris Zervoudakis
Nikos Portokaloglou
Eleftheria Arvanitaki
Tania Tsanaklidou[29]
Orfeas Peridis
George Dalaras
Haris Alexiou
Eleni Tsaligopoulou
Yiannis Kotsiras
Cayetano[30][31]


References

^ "akicats official". Akis Katsoupakis. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
^ "Greek Musicians list". www.abettergreece.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "International Computer Music Conference '97". columbia.edu. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
^ "as a musician". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "Maskes Gefyres cd". boutique.info-grece.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "Maskes "Gefyres stis taratses" Review" (in Greek). www.avopolis.gr. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
^ "Maskes : Aroma". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
^ "Yiannis Kotsiras arrangement mention". www.discoogle.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "4tissimo arrangement mention". www.discoogle.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ a b "Review on "Dipsa"" (in Greek). www.enet.gr. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
^ a b "Tania Tsanaklidou" show" (in Greek). www.ethnos.gr. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
^ a b "Stella Gadedi 2009 cd". www.musiccorner.gr. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
^ "Dipsa review on Avopolis". www.avopolis.gr. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
^ "Fylakas review on Mic". www.mic.gr. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
^ "Sokratis Malamas interview about "Fylakas"". www.malamas.4.forumer.com. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
^ "Αναφορά "Φύλακα" στο Mad". www.mad.tv. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
^ "Eleftheria Arvanitaki "Ola Sto Fos" cd". www.mad.tv. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "Eleftheria Arvanitaki "Ola Sto Fos" Platinum cd sales covering" (in Greek). www.mad.tv. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "Eleftheria Arvanitaki "Ola Sto Fos" Platinum cd sales" (in Greek). www.arvanitaki.gr. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
^ "George Dalaras "Sta tragoudia pou sou grafo" Platinum cd sales covering". www.madgreekz.gr. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
^ "Dalaras "Sta Tragoudia pou sou grafo" Platinum sales" (in Greek). www.dalaras.com. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
^ ""Zilion" cd". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
^ "Andriana Babali "John John is alive" Review" (in Greek). www.tanea.gr. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
^ "Stella Gadedi interview". www.kathimerini.gr. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
^ "Stella Gadedi Interview 2". www.enet.gr. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
^ "Stella Gadedi Interview 3". www.avgi.gr. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
^ "Alexiou-Arvanitaki 2004-2005". www.arvanitaki.gr. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
^ "Maria Voumvaki video". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "Tania Tsanaklidou live mention". www.kathimerini.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "Cayetano review". www.twistedjazz.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
^ "Cayetano cd". www.epm-music.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.

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