George Miadis

Sonar Lights

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George Miadis may have been born in Boston, MA, but his childhood was anything

but that of a typical American. At the age of five George and his family returned to

his parentshomeland of Athens, Greece where he resided until 2006. Taking in

all that the cultural andmusical diversity of the region had to offer, George

began his love affair with music at an early age. He began exploring and

mastering a variety of musical instruments such as the guitar, bouzouki, oud,

cumbus and many other eastern string instruments. Astonishingly, He was only

12 years old when he enrolled the National Conservatorium in Athens for

Classical Guitar and Music Theory and 16 when his guitar instructor encouraged him

to join his Latin style musical ensemble as a rhythm guitar player, which later offered

him the opportunity to tour Greece as the opening act for two of his favorite Greek

rock bands, Katsimiha Brothers and Pyx-Lax.

While touring George met Yannis Spathas, who began to mentor him providing pivotal

instruction on the electric guitar. Spathas, a former member of the 70’s band Socrates,

offered George an eclectic range of experiences to share and explore and learn from

allowing for further growth as a young and evolving musician. In 1996, at the age of 18,

he moved to Belgium where he studied classical guitar and jazz drums for 4 years while

attending the Royal Conservatorium of Gent. During this time, George performed as a

member of the ethnic musical ensemble “Rust”. Entertaining fans in night clubs, bars and

at music festivals, the ensemble toured Belgium, Holland, Germany and southern France.

Upon his return to Greece in 2000, he continued performing, playing the guitar and singing

Greek folk music, in the nightclubs throughout Athens. Simultaneously, George also was

collaborating with established Greek composers, showcasing his talents and leading to

extensive nationwide television exposure.

George began to realize that the time had come for him to focus on the enhancement,

control, evolution and quality of his unique sound. He began, as a side project, he began

working with the rock band “Fair Madchen” writing and performing original English

language songs. In 2006, George made the move to the United States prompted by his

enrollment as a student in Mediatech Institute (Soundlab), located in Dallas TX. As

evidence of his promise and potential in the industry, George was honored and received

recognition as the “Student of the Quarter” at Mediatech Institute in 2007. His enrollment,

resulting from his desire to grow as an artist and develop his sound engineering techniques,

opened the door to many professional opportunities, including those for his original band,

EpiTas. Due to his enormous talent, professionalism and potential, George was presented

with an opportunity to assist Grammy award winning sound engineer, Tim Kimsey, in many

studio sessions as well as live Church services at Bethesda Community Church Assemblies

Of God.

Still attending Mediatech Institute, he began performing at Potbelly’s Sandwich Works.

Providing Solo Acoustic entertainment the restaurant, George has become well known as an

accomplished and talented musician in the Metroplex, resulting in the expansion of his

professional network and building a great reputation. As evidence of his talent and

reputation, members of “The Byrds” tribute band, “Back Pages”, approached him in 2007

which began their collaborative effort until 2009.

Through winter of 2008, George worked on his band’s self-titled album, “EpiTas”, where

he brought all of his talents and skills to the forefront by engineering, producing and

performing resulting in the albums released in April 2008. However, After two years of

performing in local venues and festivals, “EpiTas” broke up. This end to “EpiTas” in early

2010 was merely the beginning as new doors for developing new sound and a different way

of songwriting were opened up. Along with former EpiTas members, George formed a new

band, “Sonar Lights”. Breaking with industry standards, “Sonar Lights” made waves with

the successful release of their self produced and recorded EP and by fall of 2010. George is

currently touring with “Sonar Lights” in the big state of Texas, lining up the recording of

their entire album and preparing for a tour of Northern Europe. He also performs with

“Under The Covers” a cover band he formed lately with Sonar Lights drummer and two

other talented local musicians.