Karma formed in 1998 by Akis Zervos(bass) and Anna Manolaraki where through results of their personal experiences and choices they met by the universal law!
---ROCK YEARS OF KARMA---
They completed the rest line up of their band (Christos D. -vocal, Thodoris A.-drums, Vasilis S.-guitar)Anna was first playing keyboards and the band had many many gigs in clubs, festivals, live venues playing Greek and English rock covers and some of their first originals songs in Greek. In 2001 she took the place of Christos who left the band. She started vocal lessons with Elisabeth Karatzoli. The same year Bill Dragon (Drakontaidis) will join the band and he will lead it to the publishing of its 1st album with a great collaboration!!!!The best rock singer of Greece, Vasilis Papakonstantinou https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasilis_Papakonstantinou will participate in Karma's 1st album (Karma) at the song "Enas theos me nevriki anorexia" (music: Bill Dragon, lyrics: Dionisis Kotsakis) published by Groove House Studios in 2009.
The line up was:
Anna Manolaraki: vocal
Akis Zervos: bass
Bill Dragon: keyboards
Nick Tavoularis: guitar
Ilias Kourtis: guitar
Stamatis Mendrinos: drums
The album has hard rock and pop elements with loops and atmospheric moments, with influences from 70s, 80s, 90s, hard rock, metal and progressive music.
The song feat. V. Papakonstantinou was heard all over the Country exclusively by Nova Sport fm!
“Oi nyxtes pou ekdikountai" in which participates Dionysis Kotsakis was the 1st video clip of Karma directed by Alexandros Grammatopoulos with great airplay in Mad tv in Greece and Cyprus. Their ballad “ Poia thalassa se kryvei ” was their 2nd video clip and it hitted top3 in many national radios and top5 in tv channel Musicbox in Cyprus. KARMA have given interviews up to today to radios as Nova Sport fm ,musicheaven.gr , talkradio.gr
Sport fm Cephalonia , radioLefkada, Cosmos Cephalonia, Cosmos 91.5WNYE New York ,etc , newspapers as Athens Voice, record voreini and they have performed live in mad day live The composers of the 1st album of Karma are Billy Dragon (Drakontaidis), Anna Manolaraki and Akis Zervos, while the lyricists are Dionysis Kotsakis, Christos Dimpetros, Dimitris Lappas, Antonis Toyroyntoys and Vicky Manolaraki.
In 2012 KARMA published their 2nd album titled 'debt ” with extracts of Salvatores Dei written by great Greek author and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis! KARMA .
They participated: Giorgos Skordalos (Cretan Lyra)
David Lynch (saxofono)
Children choir of Spyros Lamproy
Bernie Precious (Uilleann bagpipes)
Dimitris Liolios (singer)
Elisabeth Karatzoli Nikos Apeiranthitis Thanos Lambrou (recitation)
Vasilis Axiotis ,Charis Kanellopoylos (backvocals)