While working as a luthier’s apprentice during his teens, Andreas Kapsalis, already an accomplished guitarist, seriously injured his left "fretting" hand, forcing him to experiment using only his right. After recovery, that experimentation developed into the 8-finger tapping technique he uses so proficiently today.
Influenced greatly by his family’s Greek heritage and love of Mediterranean music, his father’s classical violin background and a general family appreciation for all the arts, Andreas has woven his many influences into a sound all his own.
Backed up by drummer/percussionist Jamie Gallagher and multi-instrumentalist Darren Garvey, Andreas seamlessly weaves bass lines and chord changes with melodies on top, combining jazz, rock, classical and world sounds with odd-meters and complex compositions to create some very cool music.
The trios self-titled debut album is available now from o.i.e.