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A minute with Michalis Avraam Professional drummer


Where do you live?
Psevdas village with my girlfriend and our cat, Kitty.

What did you have for breakfast?
Loacker and a hot coffee.

Describe your perfect day
My perfect day is being off and going over to my best friend’s house and playing drums and music all day to practice for our shows.

Best book ever read?
I don’t really like books, but I prefer to study my music books, and I enjoy doing things with my hands.

Best childhood memory?
The day I went to see my dad play live music for the first time, and I got inspired to start playing music as well.

What is always in your fridge?
Chocolates and juices

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
I am listening to a lot of fusion, jazz, blues, and folk music. I really like funk.

What’s your spirit animal?
I think the Cypriot donkey, because it has a lot of patience and can endure, something that is needed when learning new music and playing late nights.

What are you most proud of?
That I have been able to play with a lot of well-known artists.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
My favourite movie is Whiplash, and especially the ending scene, because the conductor put down the protagonist the whole movie, and in the end the protagonist was able to achieve his goals and surpass the conductor.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Spyros Dorizas, he was a famous Greek drummer that has passed away, as I have attended an excellent seminar with him before, but I didn’t get the chance to see him playing live.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
Probably the late 40s and early 50s in the US, when jazz was popular and there were a lot of clubs to go and watch and listen to live music.

What is your greatest fear?
Deep water

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
Live your teen years and do everything that you love because times will become harder.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
I don’t like tattoos, so I wouldn’t want my partner to have one.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
I would enjoy last moments with my family.

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