“Brothers” (ex-“Brothers in Plugs”)
is an alternative rock band from Athens, Greece, composed of four real brothers.
Bill Aronidis (b. December 10, 1986 / lead vocals, guitars), Damian Aronidis (b. April 8, 1989 / backing vocals, piano, keyboards), Kosmas Aronidis (b. February 2, 1984 / bass, backing vocals) and Elias Aronidis (b. October 26, 1990 / drums, backing vocals) have been experimenting with music and the arts as companions since their early childhood.
In 2007, the four young brothers formed a rock band under the name “Brothers in Plugs”.
The band’s early music was a blend of the 70s pop/rock sound, roots rock and textural guitars of the 80s, while gradually expanding into a more contemporary alternative/indie rock sound. Brothers in Plugs quickly became well known in the Greek underground circles for their
effortless coexistence on stage, their notably consistent sound, and their high level
musicianship as live performers. Since their introduction, the band has appeared live at the
majority of the most important gig spaces all over Athens and Greece in general. They have also participated in some of the largest music festivals.
Apart from their common interest in music, the Aronidis brothers, all study in the School of
Αrchitecture at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
Their involvement with architecture, whilst concurrently pursuing a professional musical career, turned out to be a great influence in their music.
In 2011, Brothers in Plugs were announced winners of the “Bon Jovi Group Contest”,
subsequently opening the Bon Jovi Concert in Athens (O.A.K.A Stadium)
on July 20th, 2011 and receiving critical acclaim for their performance.
The contest was hosted by Bon Jovi’s Management and Jumping Fish (the largest indie music platform in Greece). The band entered the contest submitting the (unpublished at the time) song “Can’t Find A Shelter”. The process lasted 5 months and included online audience voting and selection from a jury formed by Jumping Fish. This was followed by a live
performance competition while the final decision between 5 finalists was made by Bon Jovi
and their management team.
In that period, the band had recieved interest from greek music labels and eventually signed with The Sound Of Everything Records. A week before their performance at the Bon Jovi concert, Brothers in Plugs released their debut album “The Day Just Begun” (distributed by Universal Greece Ltd & TSOE Ltd) with 11 original tracks, including the single “Can’t Find A Shelter”.
The album gained regular radio airplay in Greece, while the band became popular, appearing on numerous television and radio shows and giving interviews to the press.
In 2013, the band started a collaboration with the Los Angeles based film score composer, Alexis Grapsas, working with him on the production of their upcoming album.
At this time, the band was renamed into “Brothers” while recorded an EP album under the title
“Somewhere Along The Line”, composing “digital” guitar licks, distorted guitar chords, fuzzy synths, big-sounding drums and dramatic vocals into a cinematic atmosphere.