Born in Vagia, a village near Thebes. He studied Politics at the Panteion University; Phonetics and Orthophony, Byzantine music with the Professor and First Chanter of the Metropolis (the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens) Spyros Peristeris; from 1983 to 1993, he chanted with the Metropolis choir.
Between 1984 and 1989 he collaborated with Mikis Theodorakis, and participated in his Greek and international concerts, as well as in the recordings of his albums.
His personal discography includes two albums with Arvanitika songs: Arvanitika Tragoudia (1988) and Triantafyllo tou vrachou (1999), as well as one book – cd entitled 'Anthologia Arvanitikon Tragoudion tis Elladas' (Anthology of Greece’s Arvanitika Songs, 2002).
Since 1992 he has been collaborating with Markos Dragoumis at the Musical Folklore Archives of Melpo Merlie, in matters of musicology related to folk and Byzantine music.
In 1997 he formed the small music group 'Boukourana', which has recorded two albums. Apart from his collaboration with numerous composers, he has also composed many works himself.