A memorable performance was given by Antonis Xylouris, nicknamed Psarantonis, a lyrist from the south Aegean island of Crete, who appeared in the rock music festival “All tomorrow’s Parties” hosted by Australian musician Nick Cave at Melbourne’s Mt Buller resort.
He made such an impression that the tickets of his solo appearance scheduled for Wednesday in Melbourne were sold out. On Saturday, he will perform in Sydney.
Psarantonis, a composer, singer and lyre player (stringed musical instrument), comes from the village of Anoghia on the island of Crete and is the younger brother of another notable Cretan musician, Nikos Xylouris. Psarantonis is known for the special timbre of his voice and his lyre playing style. Apart from the lyre, he plays various traditional instruments. He has released many recordings and has represented Greece many times in festivals abroad.