ASTERIOS PAPASTAMATAKIS studied classical piano until the age of 19 and then attended Berklee College of Music, from which he graduated with a diploma in Commercial Arranging. While there, he studied jazz piano improvisation with Jerry Berconzi, arranging with Donny Nolan, jazz piano with John Arcaro and jazz harmony with Jeff Friedman.
In his 25- year career as a professional piano-keyboard player, he has formed his own bands and played with numerous famous Greek artists like Socrates drank the conium, Basilis Papakonstantinou, Eleni Vitali , Vasilis Lekkas, Giannis Vardis, Eleni Peta, Haig Yazdjian, Yiannis Spathas and explored different musical styles.
He has been the hammondist of choice for visiting artists from the US and Europe such as Richard Smith, Tasha's World, Alex Foster and Kory-Clarke.
His composition ''Burn Out'' was included in George Kollia's (one of the best metal drummers in the world) internationally distributed instructional dvd "INTENSE METAL DRUMMING''.