Dimitris Tamilias is a graduate drummer of the Jazz – Blues – Rock
department of Contemporary Conservatory of Thessaloniki and a student of its founding member Mr. Konstantinos Pagonidis,
but also of Mr. M. Sideridis and Mr. M. Stefanidis. His studies include also workshops at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in collaboration with the Berklee College of Music (2010) and a Jazz Course (2011) at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.He lives and works as a musician in Kastoria, Greece, teaching at several Conservatories in northern Greece. His multiannual experience in live performances as a member of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, and Pop etc. bands is to be mentioned. In the past years, he has been performing together with Michalis Zegas as the Blue Rats band as well as with American bassist & composer-performer Christopher Li’nard Jackson in the Li’nards Many Moods – Moods Around the World (Greek edition) band.
His latest album Drums VS Rock by Deep Ya Beat band combines the rock music with percussion instruments emphasizing on improvisations and solos of many well-known musicians.