George St Thebarton
Akoustic Odyssey are an Adelaide based, original, instrumental group. Their instrumentation is unusual in it’s format. Consisting of classical and steel string guitars (Joshua Tsounis), cello and bass guitar (Stephan Richter), violin (Emma Luker), percussion (Anne Harrington), drums (Wade Nixon), flute, clarinet and soprano saxophone (Tim Nott). This combination creates a rich and truly unique sound.
The blend of original works and the newness of the sound make Akoustic Odyssey true innovators. It has been described that “Akoustic Odyssey are uncatergorisable” (Julia Lester ABC Classic FM) and their music is “crucial evidence of the treasure trove of musical genius we are blessed with in South Australia” (David Jobling, Independent Weekly-2007)
They are influenced by so many different musical styles including Rock, Classical, Jazz, Greek, Spanish, Latin, Middle Eastern, African and Celtic that this in turn makes them truly Australian.
Founded in 2005 their first major performance was at the 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was here that they won the Bank SA people’s choice award.
In 2009, Akoustic Odyssey were invited to perform at the WOMADelaide festival. During the same year the band traveled to Canberra to perform at the National Folk Festival. The band continues performing and recorded several CD’s, which receive regular support and airplay on local and national radio stations such as ABC Classic FM, SBS radio, Radio Adelaide and 3D.
MUSIC STARTS AT 4:30PM