Electra Barakos was born in Los Angeles California, but raised in Athens, Greece. Influenced by her father who is a professional Bass player, Electra started her music career from a very early age. She started playing piano when she was 6 years old, wrote her first song and recorded it when she was 8, was involved in a professional children’s choir in Greece, performed for the Greek President, and attended a Performing arts high school in Athens. After graduating she returned to Los Angeles to continue her music studies and to pursue a music career. Today Electra holds a Bachelors degree in Music – Opera, and is the lead singer/co-songwriter of her original rock pop band.
Electra joined by Hyland Church on guitar/co-songwriter, her father Yanni Barakos on Bass, and Dan Welby on drums, has invaded Hollywood like a storm. For the last 8 years the band has been performing relentlessly all over the Los Angeles and Orange County Area. They have opened up for some amazing artists such as Lita Ford, Berlin, Missing Persons, Great White, Jared Lee, Dilana, and was part of the 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival along with Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Neon Trees, and more, and the 2011 SSMF along with Motley Crue, Public Enemy, Bush and more. Electra currently has an EP available on itunes titled “Problem Child”. Their music video for their single “Problem Child” has currently reached over 65,000 views on youtube.
In June 2013 Electra raised $22,404 through Kickstarter, passing their original goal by $7,404, to help with the recording of their upcoming debut full length album.
On August 11th, 2015 Electra and her band released their full length debut album “These Times”, which was produced, mixed and engineered by Mike Plotnikoff (Papa Roach, Kelly Clarkson, Flyleaf, Three Days Grace, Halestorm). The Album includes “I Can’t Breathe”, a song featuring PHIL X of BON JOVI who played guitar and bouzouki, a Greek instrument on the track. The album also features the two singles “Tomorrow’s Not There”, and “These Times”.
On September 12th,2015 Electra headlined a packed house at The Canyon Club, in Agoura Hills, for their cd release show.
Currently, Electra is planning to tour the United States and Europe, and also writing new material for the next album!