Babis Tyropoulos was born October 29, 1982 in Athens, Greece. He studied electronic engineering (TUC), lifeguarding (ENAK) and music performance at Berklee College of music, where he won scholarships (World Tour, Dave Holland) and played the 2009 Guitar night.
Babis has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed artists such as: Pinetop Perkins, Russel Jackson (BB King), Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters), Bob Corritore (Bo Didley), Stanton Moore (Galactic, Maceo Parker), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Toto, Sting), Ephraim Owens (Eric Clapton, Tedeschi Trucks band), Kirk Fletcher, Lynn Dobson (Soft machine, Nick Drake), J.T. Colfire (Songwriters across Texas hall of fame ’14), Doug Woolverton (Aretha Franklin, Warren Haynes), Mark Early (Albert Collins, Taj Mahal), etc.
He has performed live as a sideman for various artists around the world at venues such as the BPC (Boston, MA), Antone’s (Austin, TX), Athens Music Hall, Vrahon Theatre (Athens, GR), The Sanctuary (London, UK), the Continental Club (Houston,TX), Thalia Mara Hall and Duling Hall (Jackson, MS), etc, at festivals : Hellenic Festival 2009/2013 (Athens, GR), South by Southwest (Austin, TX), Jazz in June (Norman, OH), Riverfest – support act for The Roots (Wichita, KS), Big Blues Bender (Las Vegas, NV), Firday after 5 (Owensboro, KY), Cukorakko (Steele, AL), Minipaq (Osaka, JP), etc, worships (Journey Bible Fellowship church - US, Levite church - UK) and five nationwide tours (USA & Japan). Babis composed ‘Transatlantic’ (2013) as a founding member of Epirus Quartet, which was performed by world class musicians (Brad Houser, Nate Basinger) and produced by grammy awardee Adrian Quesada. He co-wrote and recorded for Roxy Roca’s latest album ‘A Better Way’ (2018) which was produced by Chris Frenchie Smith (grammy governor). Babis has recorded on various projects over the years such as Dana Imannuel’s ‘Dotted Lines’ (UK, 2013), Mihalis Kalkanis’s ‘World echoes in Athens’ (GR, 2015), Mighty N’s ‘Retribution’ (GR, 2016), Irene Ketkidi’s ‘A sky for all’ (GR, 2018), etc. During the last 5 years Babis has been part of or led various projects; most notably The Deep throat sessions, Roxy Roca, Gumbo Ya Ya, Smart as Bait, The Hoochie Koos, Guitar Talk (weekly open workshop), Stanton Moore’s trio in Athens. He is currently the guitar player for Roxy Roca.