DIMITRIS SIDERIS

BORN
1 March 1979

FROM
Athens, Greece

INSTRUMENT
Vocals, Electric Lute

Born and raised in Athens with classical guitar studies. Moving to Crete he got involved with the Cretan lute performance and participated in various traditional concerts and festivities with prominent artists of the island.

As a designer and maker of the electric lute, he combines the eastern traditional music with the electric sound, harvesting its possibilities by using tube amps and effect pedals. In Babel trio he works as a riff generator, providing the unique timbre of the electric lute by composing and revising folk material, melodies and lyrics. Also serves as the main vocalist of the band.