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Yannis Papadopoulos: The brave new UV vocal coach

Yannis Papadopoulos: The brave new UV vocal coach

A superb addition to the Ultimate Vocalist team

Over the last period, at Ultimate Vocalist we have been working diligently on our overall growth strategy and development plans for the following year/s, as well as on our first vocal products that will be launched within the next few months. As part of this expansion, we have some really exciting news to share! The Ultimate Vocalist team is growing and evolving, and at this moment we are very happy to proudly present our new and super-talented vocal coach, Yannis Papadopoulos.

Yannis is now a regular member of the UV team of coaches and is joining our lessons’ program, sharing his exceptional vocal knowledge and expertise with current and future singers and performers who are enrolled in our exclusive vocal training system. In the meantime, you can get a proper taste of his amazing vocal credentials by checking his personal YouTube channel featuring some of his original work and vocal covers. Watch an example below:


Yannis Papadopoulos is a musician/singer/songwriter and vocal coach from Thessaloniki, Greece. He is currently a student in the department of ‘Music Science & Art’ at the University of Macedonia, specializing in Classical/Opera singing. His first experience with music goes way back, at the age of 10 when he discovered the piano. He ended up falling in love with its sound and from that moment on he took lessons for 3 years. Shortly after that, at the age of 14 he fell upon the guitar, which eventually became his main instrument. By applying his piano knowledge to the guitar, he was able to teach himself the fundamentals and progress quite easily on his own. Till this day, he continues to play both instruments, both privately and of course at live performances.

His detour to singing was something unexpected and came at the age of 15. It was when a beloved friend of his, luckily convinced him it was a task he would handle well. He began singing in various bands and in other random occasions, initially as a hobby that he much enjoyed. His opportunity to take his vocals to another level came after high school, when he entered college and chose Classical/Opera singing as his major subject. With systematic vocal lessons many things changed in the way he sang. He managed to develop a technique which helped him feel more comfortable and confident with his voice.

At the age of 18, he participated in Crosswind, having the great opportunity to be the opening act for the legendary heavy metal band Manowar at 4 different shows.

In 2012 he joined Wardrum, a promising heavy/power metal band from Greece formed the year before. With John’s swift adaptation and contribution, the band managed to release their full album ‘Desolation’ only 2 months upon his arrival. Shortly after, they toured all over Greece gaining inspiring feedback towards ‘Desolation’, and its predecessor ‘Spadework’. They were voted 4th amongst the Top 5 Greek Bands by Metal Hammer’s readers for the year 2012, reaching the 2nd place in 2013. Since then, they have toured both inside and outside Greece and have released another 2 full albums – ‘Messenger’ in 2013 and ‘Awakening’ in 2016 – with the immense response from the public and the press.

In parallel, in 2015 John also joined Beast In Black, a Finnish epic/power metal band. It was in the same year when they opened Nightwish’s headline show in Espoo Metro Arena, followed by another event where they performed along with Sabaton, Stratovarius and Gamma Ray. In 2016 they had a show in Tuska Festival, amongst other great artists like Ghost, Testament, Avantasia, Children of Bodom, Gojira, Katatonia etc. Their debut album is expected in September 2017.

John has also worked with other bands as a guest/session vocalist. He has collaborated with well-known musicians around the world such as Mark Zonder, PelleK, Vicky Psarakis, Christian Donaldson, Daniel Cardoso, Bob Katsionis, Kostas Milonas, Manhattan Project etc.

We’re sure that you’ll give a warm welcome to Yannis and join us in our next growth phase. For information on how to book a lesson with him and the expert UV team, or for any relevant questions, feel free to reach us directly through our contact page or send a message on our official Facebook page. Rock on!

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