You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.

John Sarhianakis / Bio

I was born in an artistic family. My father was a traditional Cretan music artist (lute), and my older brother is a musician playing Greek music (bouzouki). Through the different sounds of my surroundings, rock music stood out for me.
At the age of 15, I bought my first electric guitar and I began writing songs.
I created my first rock band named "NO NAME" with school friends. During my military service I created a new rock band named "ONAR".
I have sent a 4 song demo to "NEAT RECORDS" (England) receiving the first good reviews.
I have studied singing and music theory, solfege and harmony, at the Olympic Heraklion Crete conservatory. I also studied specialized digital sound manipulation using computer technology, sound editing software and how to create a recording studio using a computer.
After a trip to England, where I have lived for one year, I learned the English music scene from an English guitarist, friend of mine.
When I came back to Greece, I looked for musicians to create a rock band , different from usual to Greek standard rock bands. In other words, alternative rock bands influenced by: Red hot chili peppers, Nickelback, Audioslave, Nirvana, Oasis, etc.
Finally, I have managed to create the rock band "INFRARED" in the summer of 2003. The band gave its first concert on September the 5th of 2003 in a Rock Festival which is held in Heraklion Freedom Square. Since then, a series of appearances followed in various places of Crete.
A year later, on September of 2004, the band has released its first album with a song for the Olympic Games named "Light the Flame", and also with the help of director M. Androulakis, a video clip of the song has been created which it has been broadcasted from all television stations in the country.
Big Live concerts : New Year's Eve of 2005, Pancake Day in 2005 & 2006, Municipality of Heraklion Crete.
I come back to the music scene with new songs with lyrics in Greek and alternative rock music style. I made the shooting of the video clip "Lathos" and the video clip "Me ena tsigaro enoho" completed by director Mano Androulakis, which took place in my hometown of Crete.
On December 8th, 2011, Warner Music Greece has released the Digital Album "John Sarhianakis : Mia poli pou ehei sopasei ..." (iTunes,Amazon,Virgin,Cosmote,Vodafone, etc.)
On December 12, 2011 my album entered the Digital Store Cosmote "COSMOTE Music Zone Charts" - No 1 TOP ALBUM!!! (all kind of music Greek & International) and stayed there for two months.
In 2012 I had many concerts and I participated to the "MATALA FESTIVAL 2012 HIPPIES REUNION" international festival.
At the begining of 2013, I have decided to move permanently to USA, thus I have started to make my new album, in English, this time.
A total of seven songs will be included to this new album, which is called: "California Lover".
In the summer of 2013 I have participated in the "Young People Festival" of Olympus.
I have been voted one of the Top 50 artists FIAT Band Prix
(from 6000, selected participants in all genres:ROCK,POP,COUNTRY,URBAN,ALTERNATIV­E).
Live in Los Angeles, CA.

General Info

Band Members
Vocals: John Sarhianakis, Bass: John Routsis, Drums: Dimitris Koliothomas, Guitar: Kostas Hatzopoulos
Artist Name
John Sarhianakis
Home Page
Rock / Alternative Rock / Grunge

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA

Similar Artists

  • Nirvana
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Nickelback
  • 3 Doors Down
  • Seether