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Electra Barakos, was born in Los Angeles California, but raised in Athens, Greece. Influenced by her father who is a professional Bass player, Electra started her music career from a very early age. She started playing piano when she was 6 years old, wrote her first song and recorded it when she was 8, was involved in a professional children’s choir in Greece, performed for the Greek President, and attended a Performing arts high school in Athens. After graduating she returned to Los Angeles to continue her music studies and to pursue a music career. Today Electra holds a Bachelors degree in Music - Opera, and is the lead singer of her original rock pop band named ELECTRA.
ELECTRA, consisting of Electra Barakos on vocals, Hyland Church on guitar, Yanni Barakos on Bass, and Dan Welby on drums, has invaded Hollywood like a storm. For the last 3 years the band has been performing relentlessly all over the Los Angeles and Orange County Area. They have opened up for some amazing artists such as Lita Ford, Berlin, Missing Persons, Great White, Jared Lee, Dilana, and was part of the 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival along with Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Neon Trees, and more, and the 2011 SSMF along with Motley Crue, Public Enemy, Bush and more. They currently have an EP available on itunes titled “Problem Child”. Their music video for our single “Problem Child” has currently reached over 60,000 views on youtube. In June 2013 ELECTRA raised $22,404 through Kickstarter, passing our original goal by $7,404, to help with the recording of our upcoming debut full length album. Their upcoming album, produced by Mike Plotnikoff (Halestorm, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson) , and titled “These Times” is scheduled to be released sometime in the Spring 2014.