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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)[24]
Zilion – Zilion Whole album arrangement (1997 – Ano Kato Records)[25]
Klis' ta matia sou ke kita – Dimitris Zervoudakis Whole album arrangement (1998 – Minos EMI)[26]
Krypse kati n' agapiso – Manthos Arbelias Whole album arrangement (1998 – Mylos Records)[27]
Kathe deytero lepto – Maskes Whole album arrangement (1998 – Ano Kato Records)[28]
Ypoprtos Kosmos – Theodosia Tsatsou Whole album arrangement (1999 – Minos EMI)[29]
21os Akatallilos – Sakis Rouvas Arrangement & Production for track 4 "Kanoume Onira"[30] (2000 Minos EMI)
Vary fortio – Eugene Dermitassoglou Whole album production (2000 – Mylos Records)[31]
Shedio me vrohi – Maskes Whole EP arrangement and production (2000 – Minos EMI)[32]
O fylakas ki o vasilias – Sokratis Malamas Whole album arrangement and co-production (2000 – Lyra)[33]
Taste of sea – Iris Mavraki Whole EP arrangement (2001 – Fm Records)[34]
Gefires stis taratses – Maskes Whole album arrangement (2002 – Minos EMI)[35]
Fones (Remasters) – Nikos Portokaloglou Arrangement track 12: "De meno pia edo remix 2003" (2003 – Minos EMI)[36]
Os Tin Akri Tou Ouranou Sou – Haris Alexiou Arrangement tracks: 4 (To Poly Mazi Skotoni), 5 (Esi Me Xeris Pio Poli), 8 (Ola Ine Sto Myalo) (2003 – Minos EMI)[37]
Three Songs – Eleftheria Arvanitaki Main EP arranger (2004 – Universal)[38]
Ola sto fos – Eleftheria Arvanitaki Whole album arrangement (2004 – Universal)[39]
Sta tragoudia pou sou grafo – George Dalaras Main album arranger (2005 – Minos EMI)[40]
Kathe telos ki arhi – Eleni Tsaligopoulou[41] Arrangement tracks: 4 "Opia zoi ke na zisis", 5 "Mazi os to ximeroma", 7 "Den tha figo apo do" (2005 – Sony music)
Min Pis Pote – Andriana Babali Whole album arrangement (2005 – EMI)[42]
To leoforio tis stigmis – Kostas Antypas. Whole album arrangement (2007 – Protasis)[43]
Pandos itan nychta – La Pouppé – Stella Gadedi Whole album arrangement (2008 – Lyra)[44]
San Psemata – Eleni Tsaligopoulou Arrangement tracks: 2, 12 "Mazi os to ximeroma" (2008 – Sony music)[45]
Ki alli mera perase – Kostas Triantafyllides Whole cd single arrangement (2009 – Music Post)[46]
Mona Lisa – Stella Gadedi (featuring Antigone Buna) Whole album arrangement (2010 – Lyra)[47]
O Tzon Tzon Zi – Andriana Babali. Whole album production and arrangement (2010 – EMI)[48]
Bras de fer – Giorgos Astritis. Whole album production and arrangement (2013 – Mikros Heros)[49]
Ta Ylika Ton Mystikon – Zacharias Karounis Album (7 tracks) production and arrangement (2013 – Mikri Arktos)[50]
To Mazi Einai Dromos – Andriana Babali. Whole album production and arrangement (2014 – Feelgood Records)[51]
Treis Epohes – George Kiriakos. Whole album production and arrangement (2017 – Panik Records)[52]

Arrangements for live shows

2004–2005 Haris Alexiou – Eleftheria Arvanitaki[53]
2006 Eleni Tsaligopoulou-Andriana Babali-Rallia Christidou Summer tour
2006–2007 Orpheas Peridis-Georgia Dagaki Tour[54]
2007 Andriana Babali – Giorgis Christodoulou "In the kitschen"
2007 Eleni Tsaligopoulou – Yiannis Kotsiras Summer tour
2008 Eleni Tsaligopoulou – Andriana Babali – Giota Nega : "Tis Gynekas i Kardia"[55]
2009 Eleni Tsaligopoulou – Glykeria – Trifono Winter tour
2011 Stella Gadedi "Stis Paryfes tis polis" in Athens Concert Hall[56][57][58]
2013 – 2014 Yiannis Kotsiras – Thanos Mikroutsikos live shows across Greece and Cyprus[59]
2013 – 2017 Yiannis Kotsiras live shows across Greece and International [60][61][62][63]
2015 – 2016 Yiannis Kotsiras – Lavrentis Machairitsas live shows across Greece and Cyprus[64]
2016 – Present Babis Stokas live shows across Greece and Cyprus

Collaborations


Collaborations

Andriana Babali
Sokratis Malamas
Dionysis Savvopoulos[65]
Thanos Mikroutsikos
Lavrentis Machairitsas
Maria Voumvaki[66]
Petros Gaitanos
Dimitris Zervoudakis
Nikos Portokaloglou
Eleftheria Arvanitaki
Tania Tsanaklidou[67]
Orpheas Peridis
George Dalaras
Haris Alexiou
Dimitris Mitropanos[68]
Eleni Tsaligopoulou
Yiannis Kotsiras
Stathis Drogosis
Theodosia Tsatsou
Dimitris Bassis
Cayetano[69][70]
Babis Stokas

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