Various Gig Photos from 2016
Gus Papas CD Covers 1980 to 2016
Gus Papas Band
Canadian Guitarist/vocalist Gus Papas born and raised in Toronto performed in clubs in the late 70’s all over Northern and Southern Ontario in Knock Your Sox Off playing Covers and Originals.
Electrifying audiences at nightclubs, festivals and corporate functions, The Gus Papas Band repertoire Stones-Kinks-James Brown-Jimi Hendrix-ZZ Top and many other favorites captured the spirit, the intensity and sheer joy!
A straight-ahead original blues rock band based Papas showcased his original songs in New York as lead vocalist of Legal Tender Band and toured with acts that included Steppenwolf, Robin Trower and the Irish blues-rock legend Rory Gallagher.
The debut album “GUS” “Convicted” was recorded at Masters Workshop in Rexdale, Toronto Ontario Canada, produced by Steve Vaughan (Klaatu, The Hunt) and released in 1980. Based out of Los Angeles Gus toured the United States headlining in Texas and opening for acts such as The Charlie Daniels Band, Joe Jackson and Angel City. In 1984 the album Gus & The New Breed ‘On The Verge’ had Tony Bongiovi & Lance Quinn producing Side A at The Power Station in New York City. Cliff Davies produced Side B at A-Square Studios in Ann-Arbor, Michigan.
In March 2005 Papas released his third Cd but his first independent original music CD ‘Shake The Devil’ that was engineered and produced by Alec Fraser at Liquid Toronto.
Papas lives in Mississauga, Ontario and still performs as a guitarist/singer regularly with The Gus Papas Band.