Singer and harmonica player of Greek blues band "Small Blues Trap"
SMALL BLUES TRAP:
Paul Karapiperis /vocals, harmonica, steel guitar
Panagiotis Daras /guitar
Lefteris Besios /bass
Stathis Evageliou /drums
S.B.T is a band with multiple influences: classic rock, jazz and of course the blues. Artists such as Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Albert King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson (1&2), Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Tampa Red, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Campbell, Paul Butterfield, Peter Green, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, The Doors...and many more!
PARTICIPATION AND CD RELEASES
-In October 2004 S.B.T. recorded a CD containing known songs that were arranged to express their very personal style and common influences. In addition, the CD includes three original SBT compositions. ("Small Blues Trap")
-From December 2004 until April 2005 S.B.T. recorded 12 new songs in a new CD with the general title ''Our Trap''. This album was presented by the cultural radio of ERT3 (95,8FM) in Thessaloniki.(Elias Zaikos/ “Stories From Vinyl”)
-The S.B.T.'s participated with 2 songs in the music competition sponsored by the Virtual Studio Magazine and received the first prize.
-The Summer of 2006 found S.B.T. recording in a studio. The latest album of Small Blues Trap is called ''Crossroad Ritual'' and it 's distributed by ANAZITISI RECORDS .
-In May 2007, “Diapason”, a noted Greek music magazine released a CD containing two of S.B.T. 's compositions.
-In September of 2008 S.B.T. participated with 3 songs in a blues collection CD called "Magic Bus Sessions'' distributed by Universal Music.
Nowadays , S.B.T. continue to work on new material....
The band has played in some of the biggest clubs in Greece such as ATHINA LIVE,PLANET MUSIC, STON AERA, SYRMOS, BLUES, PARAFONO,SMALL MUSIC THEATRE,LAZY,IN VIVO,NOSOTROS, BARAKI TOU VASILI,CAFÉ AMERICAIN, CAFODEIO, MAD, CYBER’S, CAFETHEATRO,DAVOS,LA BOHEME…
Furthermore, they have taken part in the every blues-rock festival in Greece.
The band has received very encouraging comments and Cd reviews from the local as well as the international press. Many well known magazines, have hosted some very positive critiques and comments on their music. Some of them are: ELMORE , BLUESWAX , BLUES BYTES , BLUES ART STUDIO , ROOTSTIME , LA HORA DEL BLUES , CONCERTO , DIFONO and JAZZ & ΤΖΑΖ ...
S.B.T. mix their vintage sound with their own passion… for the blues music borrowing styles from other musical genres as well. Their music reaches people who truly understand the need for expressing human emotions. Love, pain, abandonment, poverty, deprivation, betrayal, anger and sorrow constitute the basic elements of the blues music and the band successfully reconstructs them by blending them with the timeless “Crossroads” blues images.