Nick Karasavvidis

Drums

Featured on Channel Ten's 2014 [Season 5], 2013 [Season 4] & 2010 [Season 1] of Australian TV drama series 'Offspring' playing the part of 'pub drummer'. The part included recording and tracking the drum parts live on set for use during post-production and working with actors and musicians such as, Clare Bowditch, Eddie Perfect, John Waters, Kat Stewart & Deborah Mailman.

Performed on drum-kit, drum machine & vocals with Dr FINK [member of Prince and the Revolution] at The Toff In Town, in his first and only Australian performance in Melbourne 2014.

Performed with Alpha Sinfonia Orchestra & Anthony Warlow at Opera In the Alps in Beechwoorth and featured on drum-kit with James Morrison & Teddy Tahu Rhodes at Opera In the Market [Queen Victoria Market] 2014.

Performed on drum-kit and Roland SPD-s [sampler] for U.S. musician / producer, Osunlade in 2013. [Osunlade has worked with, Patti Labell, Roy Ayers, Salif Keita, DJ Jazzy Jeff and many other artists]

Performed on drum-kit and Roland HPD-15 [sampler] for U.S. hip-hop / soul artist, Miles Bonny on his debut Melbourne show in 2013.

Performed as backing vocalist and percussionist with Australian Indigenous pop icon, Christine Anu at Queenscliff Music Festival 2012.

Co-founded, recorded and performed with the Funk / Hip-Hop / Soul group SURESHOCK from 2003 to 2010. Recorded, performed, mixed, mastered and produced the debut single release of 'Beautiful September' by SURESHOCK which was an independent CD release in September of 2007.

Performed with SURESHOCK as support act for New York based a-capella group Naturally 7 at The Palms at Crown in 2009.

Composed, performed and co-produced the debut EP 'I Give It Up' by SURESHOCK which was released internationally on iTunes and nationally on CD in October 2009 featuring artwork by world renowned Chicago artist Cbaby Bayoc. Performed with Brazilian percussion group Tumbarumba at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games featuring on drums, percussion & vocals.

Toured Australia with tap show, Beats Per Minute in 2005, performing 62 shows, over 3 months, across the country in major cities and country towns including; The Sydney Opera House & Melbourne Entertainment Centre featuring on drums, bongo’s, Roland Handsonic HPD-15 (electronic drums), vocals and beat box. The tour also included television performances on the Channel Nine and Ten networks for the Kerrie Anne & Bert Newton shows.

Performed with Slava Gregorian & Al Slavic for their new record label, Which Way Music in November 2005. Toured with Melbourne International Comedy Festival award winner, Eddie Perfect in W.A. for the Perth International Arts Festival, as well as performing live on triple J and T.V. appearances on Channel Ten’s, Comedy Festival Gala Event.

Toured with Triple J unearthed winners Fizard in Tasmania as part of their Australian Tour 2005, featuring on vocals and percussion.

Performed with Hugh Jackman at the 2004 Red Ball Gala event, Crown Casino.

Performed on New Years Eve of 2004 for Natalie Imbruglia & Daniel Johns’ (Silverchair) secret wedding in Port Douglas, Cairns.

Opened the Melbourne Theater Company’s 2003-04 season with Rhonda Burchmore at the Melbourne Concert Hall.

Completed Bachelour of Music Performance (Improvisation) Drum-Kit with Honors in 2002 at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

Opened the 2001 & 2002 Australian F1 Grand Prix with Brazilian style percussion ensemble Tumbarumba & Bad Boys Batucada.
2001 Wangarratta Jazz Festival with the Tony Gould Trio.

Performed with Joe Cemalerie, Sam Keavers, Fiona Burnett, Scott Tinkler & Alex Pertout in Projecto Mambo at the Melbourne Concert hall.

GROOVE APPROVED
Innovative, cheeky and energetic. There is nothing else like it in our theatres today.
Kate Herbert, Herald Sun