Michalis Tzouganakis

Michalis Tzouganakis


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  • country:Greece
  • style(s):Rock, World
  • label:MichalisTzouganakis Mon EPE
  • type:Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Panagopoulou, Dimitra

Line up

  • Andreas Polkas (drums)
  • Chariton Charitonidis (woodwinds, gaida)
  • George Pascalis (acoustic and electric guitar)
  • Michalis Tzouganakis (lute, oud, vocals)
  • Theodoros Kouelis  (bass)


Multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and lyricist, Michalis Tzouganakis discovered his vocation in life at the tender age of two when he picked up his brother's lute and started to make sounds on it. He never gave it back and by the age of thirteen he had made his first recordings and begun a five-year partnership with the great lyra player Leonidas Klados, composing songs and performing together. Before he reached his twenties, he had formed his own band and today he's hailed as one of the greatest modern players of the Cretan laouto and acclaimed for his dynamic, modern interpretations of Cretan traditional songs as well as for his own compositions. He has collaborated with many important Greek artists from Mikis Theodorakis to George Dalaras and continues to blaze his innovative trail with his own ensemble.


Michalis Tzouganakis