Vangelis Ziakas was born in Athens, Greece, in 1986. At the age of eleven, he made his first steps in music learning how to play the piano and the guitar. So far, he has performed with many bands, like Lilith on Fire, Rusty Nails and Dirty Fusion, in a heavy metal, hard rock, blues etc. music style, whereas in 2017 he formed Sleeping Dogs, a hard rock band, which plays live frequently and continues to compose its own songs to this day.
In 2020, Ziakas started a personal project, the first single of which, entitled “Don‘t Leave Me This Way”, was released in July, while a new single and music video, “Rise”, has just been premiered – “Rise” will be included in the project’s upcoming, debut EP of the same title, due to be released later this season, in a hard rock style with stoner and AOR elements.
Vangelis Ziakas has already begun working on the first Sleeping Dogs EP, the first single and music video of which, named “Broken Man’s Blues”, has already seen the light of day.
“Rise” features the vocals of Nikos Aronis.