The Small Blues Trap band was formed in August 2004 by the need of three people to express their musical interests (Paul Karapiperis, Panagiotis Daras and Lefteris Besios). They are based at the villages of central Greece, Malesina and Martino.
-In October 2004, they recorded a CD-R that included the songs that they represent their common influences along with three original compositions. (''Small Blues Trap'').
-Between December 2004 and April 2005, the band recorded a CD with 12 original songs. The CD title is: ''Our Trap''.
-They won the first prize by participating with two songs in a music competition organized by the magazine “Virtual Studio”.
-After the addition of a new band member (George Poulos on the drums), the band started appearing in various live shows all over Greece.
-In the summer of 2006, they recorded a CD (''Crossroad Ritual'') with 12 original songs.
-Since January 2007, the band’s drummer is Stathis Evageliou.
-Two of their songs are included in the CD compilation that was released by “Diapason” magazine in May 2007.
-In September 2008, the band participates with three songs in a CD compilation titled: ''Magic Bus Sessions''.
-In April 2010 they recorded another album ("Red Snakes & Cave Bats") with 12 original songs and a song (“Buy A Dog”) that was written and previously released by Elias Zaikos .
-In Febryary 2013, they recorded their latest album ("The Longest Road I Know") which contains 10 original songs. The noted singer Georgia Sylleou sings four of the album’s songs. The album is available in both CD and LP by the “Anazitisi Records” company.
-A song of the band is included in the CD compilation released by the magazine “Jazz and Tzaz” in May 2013.
-Currently, they are working on some new songs that will be included in a new album…
The band has participated in numerous live events and festivals all over Greece. During live shows they mainly play their songs as well as a few classics composed by Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Albert King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Tampa Red, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bo Diddley, Freddie King, Paul Butterfield, Peter Green, Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart…who continue to haunt the blues crossroads…
The band has received encourage comments and CD reviews from the national as well as the international press. Well known magazines and newspapers have occasionally made presentations of their work.
The band mixes its blues passion which is always their main ingredient in their compositions with elements from other genres of music forming a very innovative and personal sound and according to reviewers, it is identifiable and personal.
Their music is made for people who feel the call of the need to express their human and humane emotions such as love, pain, rejection, abandonment, humor, deprivation, treachery, laughter, anger, passion and sadness. In other words, the band attempts to depict the absolute make-up of the human soul and disposition. All these emotions have been diachronically expressed by the blues music whose ‘crossroads’ not only continue to exist but also retain the power to influence and inspire people like the SBT. Furthermore, the band’s main goal is to prove that the blues music is the absolute expression of the human soul and the human conscience.
Favorite Blues Artists and Bands (Please list at least a few...we use this question to weed out spammers)
S.B.T. is a band with multiple influences: classic rock, jazz and of course the blues. Artists such as Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Albert King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson (1&2), Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Tampa Red, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Campbell, Paul Butterfield, Peter Green, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, The Doors...and many more!
Now I feel it is the right time to thank you for your friendship and support in 2009. Still busy in studio, still working hard to get something we can call our own stile.
The 30th of december last year it suddenly appear a lighting sceanery on heaven. Luckely I managed to grab a camera and save the image. It was almost like the creator came down in his greatness. With this photo I want to wish you and yours a merry christmas and a happy, new year full of posibilities and great moments.
Peace, love and respect.
Grandpa Erik is right when he says "we forget to pause" - My friend has a lovely phrase "enjoy the moment" and that is something that will change your life philosophy from looking for the 'green grass' to evaluating what green grass you might already have. Be at peace with yourself and then meet the world - it is much the best way and makes challenges easier to deal with.
Like your chilled out music Small Blues Trap. Keep on rockin'
Every day we are jumping from one task to another – looking at the watch as a guide. No wonder heart attack is one of the main causes to death. We forget to pause, to look around and to enjoy friendship and family. The world is beautiful – you only have to allow yourself to see it - to experience it. Look at the watch, painted by Jette – given the title “Time is relative”.
Take care my friend, make time and have a great weekend.
Love and respect. Grandpa_Erik