John Sotirakos

Guitar, Bass, Violin, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals

John was born in Halifax 1960, who began performing in 1976  at the age of 16.He decided to pursue a career in music, and attended  Red Deer College, graduating in 1990.

In his college years, he spent three years studying Studio lab band,  Big band, Sound engineering, and Music Merchandising. He was the  President of the music society, and Received the Student's Certificate  of Excellence Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

Since his early performances, he has picked up on a wide variety of  different guitar and Vocal styles, learned to play new instruments, and  has learned to sing both lead vocals and harmonies. John has traveled  around the World to many countries.

John has had the pleasure of performing with Gordon Stobbe Inducee,  Bill Bourne, (1991 Juno Award winner) internationally acclaimed band  leader/composer, Bobby Shew, and the late Ron Dan (Murray mcLaughlan's  steel guitar player). In 1990, John was invited to perform many times  the Halifax Jazz Festival. He was then hired in 1993 to perform with the  Vancouver based on the Legends of Country impersonators, a group that  does impersonations of country music greats such as Kenny Rogers, Willie  Nelson, Ricky Van Shelton, and Patsy Cline.

John started to play the circuit rooms in the Maritimes since  1976, With his experience in composing, arranging, and producing, he  played a key role in Project Discovery, a pair of music videos that  received national air time. He also produced, engineered, performed all  instrumentals, and designed the insert for the newly released CD, A  Tribute to the S.S. Atlantic. John is now celebrating his 30th year of  teaching private music lessons.He teaches various guitar styles such as  Celtic, Jazz, Rock, Country, R & B, Latin American, and vocals. Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Fiddle, Mandolin,