Adrianos Pandis is a classically trained guitarist and songwriter with a MA in Songwriting from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. He has been writing and performing as a lead and rhythm guitar player with several projects since 2012. His band ‘MOAN’ gained reputation in the Greek alternative scene with radio favorite single ‘Languages’ in 2014 and released their debut EP ‘Breaking Bad’ in 2015, gathering more than 1.000.000 streams and views on online platforms. MOAN opened for legendary English punk-rock group ‘The Stranglers’ in 2015 and ‘James’ in 2014. Adrianos currently holds two publishing deals with established New York City sync agency ‘De Wolfe Music’ and is a featured artist in their sync label ‘DW1: Stop’ both with ‘MOAN’ and his solo acoustic project ‘Chasing Robins’.
In February 2021, his new London-based synth-pop duo ‘VAARAPANDIS’ released their first single ‘Marcin Nicklewicz’ which was featured in Tom Robinson’s ‘BBC Introducing Mixtape’ on BBC Radio 6, while a month later he wrote the original soundtrack for the mini-documentary ‘Zambeta’ by Greek Directors Elissavet and Sofia Sfyri, which won the Audience Award in the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival. He has been privately teaching guitar and songwriting and is currently pursuing a PhD in songwriting musicology.
“I’m passionate about helping students express themselves through playing and writing their own songs.”