Athan Hilaki is a Singer / Musician (Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Harmonica, Ukulele, Percussion) and songwriter. He is the founding member of the Alternative Rock / Indie Rock band, Trapped In Static (New York, 2011 | Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards).
Previous projects include: Chasing Carmen (Rock | New York, 2015-2016 | Lead Vocals, Keyboards), GAD. (Greece, 2005-2012 | Guitar, Backing Vocals), Eagle I (Indie Pop | New York, 2014 | Bass, Backing Vocals), Synolon (Greek Cover Band | New York, 2012), Athor (2000-2007), Accidentally Met (2005), Burning Cigarettes (2002-2004) and Flaming Roses (1999-2003).
So far, he has released 3 albums and 2 singles under ArchAngel Records and Red Thumbtack Records, EP “On A Stage” (with TIS, 2013), single “Bullet” (with TIS, 2014) and “All The Right Moves” (with TIS, 2014), “System May Fall” (with GAD. 2007) and “The Perfect Crime” (with GAD. 2010).
Collaborations, On Stage, Soundtracks
In 2014 Athan wrote the music for the short TV movie “Preying For Mercy”, written & directed by Bill Duke, featuring the two time EMMY award winner Martha Byrne. In 2012 he was also selected for the Greek X-Factor, but he wasn’t able to attend the next round in Greece, due to schedule conflicts in the United States.
Athan has contributed in many albums and collections as guitarist, bassist, producer and sound engineer – to name a few: Sabotaz – Heroes (New York / Greece: Hip Hop), Jason Gill – Little Black Dress (New York: Singer/Songwriter), Jarrah DeQuien – Balloon (New York: Singer/Songwriter). He has toured and performed live as a session guitarist and bassist for numerous singer/songwriters such as Jason Gill, Katelyn Richards, Eagle I, Dvinchi Kode, Arianna & The Rose and more.
Athan has shared the stage with musicians and bands such as: The Killers, Duffy, Dinosaur Jr, The Prodigy, Iggy And The Stooges, Everlast, Chicane, Nouvelle Vague, Magic Man, Black Taxi, Wussy, The Cringe, Raining Pleasure, 1550, Andriana Babali (Greek Singer), Iraklis Kontos (Greek Singer from Argonaftes), Kostas & Paris Gagastathis (Greek Musicians from Katsimiha Band), Mimis Plessas (Greek Composer), Synolon (Greek Cover Band in NYC) and Konstantinos Vita (Greek Singer).