Constantinos Pavlides

COUNTRY Cyprus      
GROUP Naughty Claudia, Barebone, Educator      

Biography

Drummer and drum educator born in Nicosia Cyprus in 1982, Constantinos first expressed his interest in music at the age of 10 by taking up piano and guitar lessons.  He started playing drums aged 15 whilst trying to cover the needs of his first band.

Constantinos graduated from the Nakas Conservatory in Athens, Greece in 2005 with a diploma in Drums and Modern Music. He later moved to the Netherlands where he took private lessons with several jazz drummers, as well as actively participating in Drum Masterclasses by world known drummers such as: Dave Weckl, Chris Coleman, Aaron Spears, Dennis Chambers, Steve Smith, Akira Jimbo and Jeff Ballard. Later in 2010 he graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in The Netherlands with a BA in Jazz Drums. 

Constantinos is a founding member of the Rock band SULPHUR GENERATION (2002 - 2009). Sulphur played all over Cyprus and Greece, and more notably supported world class acts such as Anathema (July 2008), Whitesnake (Oct 2008), Katatonia (Jan 2009) and Paradise Lost (July 2009).

As a jazz drummer he performed live at a wide variety of venues and events in Cyprus, Greece and Holland with different ensembles such as piano trios, horn quartets/quintets and big bands. He performed several times as part of the Royal Conservatory big band project (2007-2010) with conductor John Ruocco. Substituted for legendary jazz drummer Peter Erskine as a rehearsal drummer (March 2009).

Original member of the band PLEYMORE (2010 - 2013) in which he performed in every venue in Cyprus as well as major festivals.

Constantinos is the founding member of the Rock band BAREBONE (2014 - present). The band performed in every venue in Cyprus, as well as clubs and venues in Slovakia and Czech Rep. Barebone also performed in well known festivals such as Legion Run Cyprus (April 2015) and Cyprus International Tattoo Convention (April 2015), Zlatý Slávyk In Memoriam Tour (Feb 2014) and Aegon Arena (May 2015).  Barebone played as an opening act for the top Slovakian bands Horkýže Slíže, Slobodná Európa and Polemic.

Original member of the Hybrid Acoustic band NAUGHTY CLAUDIA (2014 - present). Performed in various venues, bars and intimate performances. With a unique sound and setup he combines drums and percussion covering the needs of the band.  

As a Recording Artist, he has recorded:
      - The self titled full length studio album with Sulphur Generation (December 2007)

      -The “Why” and “Aroma” track of Christos Theodorou (July 2013)
      - The “Like Wildfire” EP of Oneirism (July 2014)
      - The “Early Years Of My Dementia” and Black Medicine with Barebone (December 2014) and (November 2016) which were also released as music videos. 

      - Recorded drums for the short drama film “Out Of Sight” (September 2015) and the Hungarian short drama film “Donkey Xote”  (November 2015). 
      - The “Come Out And Play” track with Naughty Claudia (March 2016)

      - The upcoming EP of Con Lem (July 2017)

He is an Endorser of Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals and Balbex Drumsticks.

 

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