Bio

BIO

“New Old School Rock”

Felony Case is a Hard Rock band from Ioannina, Greece. Formed in the early 2015, the band brought together musicians of different ages and varied musical background. As such, their musical compositions defy the typical dividing lines of musical genres. On their first EP, you will find songs that reflect the Hard Rock sound of 1980s, yet with the additional energy of more recent years, killer solos and vocals from heaven.

The band was born as a revival of the music of the decade of decadence. Glam metal bands, like Motley Crue, Cinderella, Guns n’ Roses and Dokken were the musical influence of (almost) all members of the band. This is evident in their riffs, as created by the Riff Maester of the band, George. Their compositions borrow the badassery of that era, and are complemented by the female rock vocals of Elena, creating a reminiscence of all great female fronted rock bands on the 1980s. The rest of the band members, Vangelis, Antonis and Alex, convey an endless groove that just makes you bang your head.

Catch any of their live performances and you will find yourself caught between an energy rush and a melodic journey. They have performed in various venues, from big stages like the StreetMode Festival (Thessaloniki, 2019), the Artmode Festival (Ioannina, 2018), Ioannina Rock City Festival (2020, 2021) to smaller venues, using only their acoustic instruments. Interestingly, they are equally effective in exciting the crowd in both scenarios.

The band's debut EP- Strangers Give More- was released in late 2019. Since then, they have been working on new tunes with a fresh sound. Their second EP, a collaboration with George Tzachristas (Neperia) was released in July 2022. Guided by a heavy synth sound, with an added rock guitar distortion and extra funky grooves. The first single entitled "Secret Love" was released in December 2021 and received positive reviews. And, similarly, the success of the rest of the EP is guaranteed. You can check out both EPs in all streaming platforms.

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FELONY CASE

ELENA TRAGOUDARA

Elena joined the band in January 2022. She was born in 1994, in Ioannina. She started playing music at the age of 6, and she's been rocking hard ever since. Fan of classic rock bands, she has a hard rock vibe in everything she does. She is a force of nature, energetic, with great power in her voice. The vocal lines she creates bring the air of the great female fronted rock bands. Don't be fooled by her size; she's a badass all around.

GEORGE GOUSIAS

George has been playing the guitar since 2009, participating in several bands. His tenure at Inner Makam and Path of Time has resulted in several recordings and a personal instrumental album released in 2015. His sound is influenced by bands like Deep Purple, Blind Guardian and Rainbow and guitarists like R. Blackmore, A. Olbrich, B. May and E. Van Halen. His elevating riffs and compositions, has earned him the title of Storytelling Bard.

ANTONIS “Dr. Feelgroove” ADAM

Antonis is all about the low end. Trained as a bassist, since 2013 he has been the groove machine of many local bands in Ioannina, where he started his musical career. A Hard Rock and Heavy Metal enthusiast that creates bass lines with a unique sound and quality. Sometimes, he stays in the shadows, keeping the groove and letting the guitar shine. Sometimes he takes an active role, bringing an extra kick to the song.

VANGELIS GOULAS

Vangelis is the drum machine of the band. Born and raised in Ioannina in 1971, he started playing drums late in his life, but since then he didn’t look back. Extremely active, participating in several bands, his drumming style is characterized by his capacity to lock in with the rest of band, providing a great sense of rhythm. His sound is influenced by various great rock drummers, and certainly reminds the listener the drum sound of the 80s.

George Sotiropoulos

George and his Roland keyboards joined the band in mid 2022. His been playing music for almost his entire life. Big fan of the 80s synth music, he is able to create catchy tunes with the sound of the era. He is not a big fan of being photographed, this is the sole photo he took of himself. Hopefully you will have a chance to capture him on cam in one of our shows.

Past Members

FAIDRA POTSIKA

Faidra was the vocalist of the band from 2016 to 2021. She was born in 1999, in Ioannina. She was the vocalist in the Strangers Give More and Midnight Runner EPs

ALEXANDER "Papalekus" PAPANASTASIOU

Alex has been on the band from 2018 until early 2022. He has recorded the keyboards in the EPs: Strangers Give More and Midnight Runner.