Savvas was born in Istanbul in the late 1960s and had lived there since his early childhood until he was 17.
He started by playing the guitar and, later on, after learning how to play the piano, always as a self-taught musician, made a duet with his brother. Since then, he had tried, not without hesitation, to write songs and music for Greek poets. After his arrival in Greece in 1987, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the National Metsovian Technical University, while music had never stopped being his incurable passion. Along with his brother, a talented bouzouki player, they played popular music (laika) as a duet in Athenian taverns while, at the same time, he created the musical band “Oi Metoikoi”. They had made many musical tributes with the band; at first, at Saint Nicholas Association and, later on, at the Association of Constantinopolitans in Kallithea for almost 10 years. Tributes were made by METOIKOI to famous Greek Composers as Kouyoumtzis, Kaldaras, Zambetas, Theodorakis, Mitsakis, Loizos, Plessas and Lefteris Papadopoulos (in the presence of the last two) and also to the New Wave (Neo Kima), to popular music (Entehno Laiko), and to Rembetiko and they gave various public concerts.
In 2013, he meets Avraam Konstantinou, an exceptional Cypriot lyric writer, whose lyrics about Constantinople and Asia Minor inspire him and since then, Savvas Degirmentzoglou had been writing these songs with Avraam Konstantinou.