Makis Gioulis was born in Athens in 1971. His talent in drums became obvious at a very young age since he grew up in a musical family. He attended the acclaimed "Classical Percussion" Program at the Athens Conservatoire (1986 - 1992) where he excelled in tympani and classical snare drum. Since 1990 Makis has been playing and touring professionally. He has worked with some of the most notable artists of the Greek music scene, having participated in their recordings, concerts, and TV shows. Yannis Spathas, Antonis Tourkogiorgis, œThe Idols, Demis Roussos, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Kostas Bigalis, Kostas Tournas, Eleni Vitali, Vasilis Lekkas, Mario Frangoulis, Michalis Hatzigiannis, Christos Dantis are just some of the artists Makis has worked with throughout the years.
Makis' most significant collaboration, which propelled his career and placed him amongst the top Greek drummers, was with the internationally acclaimed Greek progressive rock group œSocrates Drank the Conium, most affectionately known as œSocrates (2002 - 2010). Since March 2010 Makis has been a member of œAkis Tourkogiorgis & The Blue Airways, a classic rock / hard rock band led by one of Greece's premiere guitarists, Akis Tourkogiorgis. They released their debut CD œThree Days of 1969 in 2012 (Gavrielides Publishing). The band has been playing all the major rock clubs in Athens. Since February 2015, œThe Blue Airways has been playing sold out concerts with the legendary guitarist Yannis Spathas (œSocrates). Makis has been teaching drum lessons privately; he has also taught at the famous Art Music School Yiorgos V. Fakanas.