Entertainment available for hire, based in Victoria
The career of Lucas Michailidis spans more than 20 years. During this period, he has built and sustained a practice and profile, both in Australia and overseas, as
composer and performer. His acoustic fingerstyle work is characterised by a musical lyricism, sophisticated counterpoint and resonant harmonic progressions
underpinned by an extensive exploration of alternate tunings. His electric playing is sought after for its ingenuity, creativity and taste.
In May 2014, Lucas enjoyed a three-week residence at the prestigious Guitar Program at UWM - conducting workshops and performing alongside the legendary
Whilst in Milwaukee, he met with CandyRat label director Rob Poland and a record deal ensued. Laughing at the Thief - a collection of work spanning a fifteen - year period was released in November 2014. His two solo recordings, The Offering and Freshwater Road have garnered attention worldwide along with glowing reviews across Australia. He is a past winner of the Open Strings
competition in Germany (2001) and has had his composition All Grown Up included
in the Korean Fingerstyle compilation CD, My Love, My Guitar - The Best of Acoustic
Guitar alongside guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Pierre Bensusan in 2006.
Michailidis has also been a member of the ARIA award - winning ensemble Zulya
and The Children of the Underground since 2004.
Performances as soloist and band
member have extended to Europe, South Korea and the USA, along with all major cities and festivals around Australia, coinciding with regular appearances on State
and National radio.
"...makes the technically impossible look so easy, and sound as though heaven-sent"
"original and often quite beautiful music that avoids the guitar cliché’s lesser
musicians fall back on."
The Canberra Times