Born in Athens, 1984. He starts attending guitar lessons at the age of 5. After 14 years of studies he gets his degree in classical guitar. During school years he forms several bands, he plays a lot of shows and he becomes an opening act for many well-known artists and bands.
2002: He goes to Thessaloniki. He has Theatrical Studies in Aristotle University of Fine Arts. He forms new bands and he performs in almost every stage of the city. He, also, starts recordings with the support of really famous Greek singer-songwriter Lavrentis Mahairitsas.
2003: In Thessaloniki, he has his first approach to theatrical music. Since then, he has written music for several plays and short-movies. He gets his degree in classical guitar.
2004-2006: He continues playing shows almost every night and, at the same time, he prepares his debut album with backing of Lavrentis Mahairitsas and Thanos Mikroutsikos, one of the greatest Greek composers of all time. In the autumn of 2006 he returns to Athens where he performs in the legendary stage “Apanemia” in Plaka.
2007: He participates in Song Festival of Thessaloniki (national TV song contest) with the song “Life that awaits” and a month later he releases the homonym cd-single.
2008: He participates again in the Song Festival of Thessaloniki with the song “Napal” and he gets the Special Jury Award for the Best Lyrics. He returns to Athens and he performs in a permanent basis in Stavros tou Notou, the most historical rock stage of Athens.
2009: He moves to Brussels, where he mostly creates theatrical music. He does the sound direction of 3 plays that took place in Bozar-studio. In the meanwhile, he travels to Greece a lot, in order to record his album with Greek pop-star Myron Stratis as a producer.
2010: His debut album “Mia anasa akoma”, in his own words and music, is being released by Lyra. Two of the album songs become radio favorites.
2011: He tours alongside famous Greek artists all over Greece for promoting his new album. He also becomes a member of “X-Bannd”, an alternative-urban trio with mc Komis-X and Maya. They have a single released by Universal and they enjoy immediately a number 1 hit.
2012: He tours alongside Craig Walker (x-Archive singer) all over Greece. He returns to Brussels, where he prepares his debut album with his new English-language project, Pocket in Red.
2013: He travels to several European cities (Paris, Athens, Brussels, Antwerp, Genk, Tilburg etc) in order to present a string of tribute concerts dedicated to the great Greek composers.
He participates in Lavrentis Machairitsas’ album presentation that took place in Filigranes, Brussels, alongside Nikos Aliagas and Salvatore Adamo.
Craig Walker with Pocket in Red participate in Greece’s biggest open-air summer festival, Rockwave Festival, together with Dead Can Dance, The Monophonics etc.
2014: Panos Gourgiotis’ second solo album “Piso apo tis vrohes” (Behind Rains) is released by newsville.be. It is distributed in Greece and Belgium. Famous greek artists such as Mahairitsas, Famellos, Olympiou, Karatzoli and Komis X participate in the album. The release presentation in Brussels takes place in the Music Village in March and is a great sold-out success.
2015: In February he travels from Brussels to Athens for a single show at the Michalis Kakogiannis Foundation on the occasion of the greek release of his new album “Piso apo tis vrohes” (Behind Rains), with the participation of Lavrentis Machairitsas, Manolis Famellos, Elissavet Karatzoli , Komis X and the presence of many other important figures of greek music. The evening is prefaced by Margarita Mytilineou and Lavrentis Machairitsas. In May, he presents the conceptual concert “Cinematique” in Brussels, together with Nikos Vogiatzakis, with songs of modern greek cinema. In the same month, the first concert of his students took place with great success in Brussels, with 30 children climbing on stage at the same time with their guitars in hand, winning a loud applause. During the year he makes many more live shows in Brussels and Athens.
2016: The year begins with an important show in Brussels, as in January the concert with his band is a great sold-out success that surpasses all previous ones in attendance. Following, he takes over the musical supervision in the musical-theatrical performance “The magic violin”, produced by the Lyceum of Greek Women in Brussels. In April he makes his first major European tour with Manolis Famellos and Stathis Drogosis, with whom he visits Luxembourg, Antwerp, London, Amsterdam, Brussels and Berlin. In May he participates in the 1st “The RockFest” at the Rock Theater in Athens, headlining the Festival. In the summer, with Nikos Vogiatzakis and Pavlos Monastiriotis they record the first EP of Pocket in Red. In November he presents a tribute with covers of songs by Manos Hadjidakis, with electronic elements and modern sound with which he achieves another sold-out in Brussels. A day later, Pocket in Red shoot the video clip for their first single directed by Pedram Voss.
2017: In January, the theatrical performance “7 Logical Answers” by the Hellenic Theater of Brussels, directed by Panos Gourgiotis, is staged. The play stands out for its modern aesthetics and the impressive work of all the actors. In October, Panos plays a show with his new band Pocket in Red in Brussels, presenting their first EP. Katerine Duska and Leon of Athens also participate in this concert.
2018: In January, the second directorial attempt of Panos Gourgiotis comes up with the play “Centuries away from Alaska” by Akis Dimou, interpreted by Evi Stoidou. Later that year we find him on many trips for continuous concerts in Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete and several cities in Europe. In September he participates in famous greek band’s “Ypogeia Revmata” concerts with his band, in The Hague and Brussels. In December he releases his third album “Mahi” which is presented live in Athens and Thessaloniki.
2019: In February, Panos Gourgiotis and Giouli Asimakopoulou present their conceptual live project “Truth” in The Hague and Brussels. This is a show with songs that tell true stories. In March, Panos returns to “Stavros you Notou” venue in Athens for a concert with his guests Dimitris Mitsotakis and Giouli Asimakopoulou. Shortly afterwards, he presents the concert, “Sun and rain together” dedicated to the dark, greek poets, at “Apanemia” with Panagiotis Berlis from famous greek band “Diafana Krina” and in Brussels as well. In May, with Pocket in Red they play the Second Skin Club along with Inmost Ego and Meat Injection. In September he participates with “Truth” in the 4th Pocket Festival that took place in Athens and a few days later he returned to Six Dogs for another live show with Pocket in Red.