Vangelis Kontopoulos was born in Cronv, Czechoslovakia. At the age of 15 he moved to Greece.
He studied bass at the National Conservatory of Thessalonica and graduated in 1996. He worked as a professional bass player in concerts and studios along with many important Greek artists such as: Aleretour ,Agami Thite, Nikos Portokaloglou, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Melina Kana, Charis Alexiou, George Dalaras, George Andreou, Tania Tsanaklidou, Christos Thivaios, Pantelis Thalassinos, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Nikos Xydakis, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Vasilis Papakostantinou, Alkinoos Iwannidis, Lefteris Xristofis, Nikos Touliatos, Kostas Maginas, Nikos Zoudiaris, Nikos Sidirokastritis, Takis Farazis,Balkanatolia, Roland Hofman,Peter Saltsev , Paul Wertico, Chico Freeman etc.
He was a member of the Municipal Orchestra of Thessalonica from 1993 to 1995. He plays in various bands while pursuing a solo career, indulging in improvisation.
Using electric, fretless electric and acoustic bass and with a touch of the magic hand of technology, he explores music taking full advantage of his unique sound.
He has written music for theatrical plays and modern dance. Recently Vangelis has completed the recordings of two new personal lps : “Like the flowing water” and “Live in the museum’’ and is allready preparing his new LP.