Gus G (Kostas Karamitroudis)

Music business: The illusion of success

His love about music, guitar and hard work, leaded him in every edge of the earth, playing music for his fans. He is full of experiences from the long road and yet at his 36s, he is considered as one of the most important artists, having collaborated with some of the biggest names in the global music industry.

Many youths are growing up, with the dream of becoming famous artists and travel the world, doing what they love to. What he is thinking about music, success and the way towards it, a person that is living the dream and what is this, that still matters to him?

Kostas Karamitroudis or else the well-known Gus G, is a musician, a guitarist and generally, one of the most important Greek artists on the planet. He is the guitarist of the living legend of rock and metal music Ozzy Osbourne and his personal band ‘Firewind’, with whom he has recorded 7 albums and already done 5 world tours, while the last years he is going on tour as a solo artist too. He is a person that disfavours quiescence and when he is not composing at the studio, he is always on the road, playing music for his fans.

At his 36th year of life, he was in time for travelling with his music at the 6 continents, having performed more than 1000 shows, in the most capitals of the planet, whereas more than 2 million of people have purchased his works. Besides Ozzy Osbourne, he has collaborated and shared the stage with many important globally known artists such as Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Slash (Guns ‘n’Roses), Marty Friedman (Megadeth,Solo) and Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) and has taken part at the biggest music festivals of the world. He has been nominated for grammy, awarded many times as the best guitarist in Greece and at 2013 as one of the best twenty in the world. During his free time, he is doing guitar’s seminars and he claims himself a defender of hard work.