Born and raised in Boston, AJ has been recording, performing, and teaching for the past 18 years. After graduating from Musician’s Institute and teaching there, he played with New York City rock band Eve to Adam.
Pappas is best known for his work with New York City blues artist, Popa Chubby, whom he played with from 2006-2012. Throughout his six years in the Popa Chubby Band, Pappas toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, and South America, averaging over 150 shows per year. During this time, Pappas appeared on European TV and radio channels, and major festivals.
Upon returning to New England, Pappas has since played with Johnny A., Entrain, and James Montgomery.
Pappas has been working with Boston’s guitar prodigy, Gary Hoey, for the past four years. They recently were part of Yngwie Malmsteen’s Guitar Gods tour. This year will mark Gary’s 21st Anniversary of his Ho Ho Hoey tours!
While not tour, Pappas has been focusing his efforts on teaching guitar, ukulele, and bass lessons. He has a steady roster at Northstar Music Center in East Hampstead, NH and is working on building up his student base in his own home studio as well as teaching through Skype.