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Billy Pod is a Greek drummer/musician currently based in London, UK.

Started with music really early in his childhood days and at the age of 9 drums became his passion.He studied classical piano and violin and later got his BA and MA in Jazz drums Performance at the Ionian University.

Awarded on the Top 10 New drummers for 2019 by French ''Batterie Magazine’’ drummer Billy Pod has performed in international festivals and venues in Europe, USA and Asia (Pori Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz Festival, Made in New York Jazz Gala among others).At the same time he has been one of the most in demand drummers in the Greek music scene for more than ten years.

The music from his debut album 'Drums to heal Society' fuses contemporary jazz and electropop, rock and free improv, creating a modern, prismatic sound and has already attracted the attention of press, media, and fans in 14 countries.

Also known as the drummer of The Next Step Quintet - Greece’s one of the most upcoming bands.

He has performed with world class artists Manfred Schoof, Jd Walter, Rufus Reid, Craig Bailey, Olivier Temime, Tivon Pennicott, Gilad Atzmon, George Kontrafouris among others.


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“Billy is an accomplished composer and arranger with both a great command of his instrument and the sensitivity to create authentic music with others.’’ Tivon Pennicott, saxophonist for Gregory Porter

“This new artist to us at UK Vibe features a high calibre roster {...} As per any respectable bandleader, Vassilis Podaras is as comfortable in the background as he is in the foreground... There’s a community spirit here.” Damien Wilkes ,UK vibe

”... finds his own balance through uncomplicated structures and persuasive aesthetics that facilitate the listening.” Filipe Frietas , Jazz Trail

''a versatile composer and a subtle drummer with an ear for melody.{...} Billy Pod's sense for melodic immediacy combined with a musical vision that is mindful of every voice makes for a promising debut album.'' Friedrich Kunzmann , All about Jazz

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