Through words and songs this show tells the story of Leonard Cohen's arrival on the Greek island of Hydra in March of 1960 as an unknown poet.
The show tells of Cohen's life and friendship with the charismatic Australian writers George Johnston and Charmian Clift who also lived on Hydra and the bohemian community of artists and writers who frequented the island.
The show has 15 Leonard Cohen songs and runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
The show can be performed in Concert spaces or Wineries and Art Galleries but can also be performed in larger private homes as a private function.
The first performance was at Willow Creek Vineyard, Merricks North in August of 2013 under the auspices of the Peninsula Summer Music Festival at a special sold out event.
Spiro Falieros | Keyboard and backing vocals
Spiro Falieros was born in Toronto, Canada, before migrating to Australia at an early age. He studied music classically at Melbourne University, before embarking on a varied performance career as a singer, keyboard-player and piano-player.
Spiro’s musical career has spanned 20 years and has covered a range of musical styles including: jazz, piano bars, top 40 cover bands, and even ethnic music.
A Leonard Cohen fan since his university days, Spiro is delighted to be involved with this show, which recounts the beginnings of his compatriot’s song-writing career in the 1960s, whilst on the Greek Island of Hydra, the birthplace of Spiro’s maternal grandmother.
Chris Fatouros | Vocals and guitar
Chris Fatouros is a well-known Melbourne guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, sound engineer, and vocal coach. He has produced, marketed and sold tens of thousands of cover and original albums over the past decade.
Proficient on vocals, acoustic guitar and electric guitar across a varied range of styles, Chris is a highly sought-after contemporary local artist. Furthermore, Chris has been a regular fixture across various festivals and music events in metropolitan Melbourne as well as regional Victoria. He has developed a wide following during his more than 15 years as a performing musician.
When not rehearsing, teaching, or writing songs, Chris will be found pursuing his passion for producing music. He has mixed, engineered, and mastered many projects including: demos and albums by local artists as well and soundtracks for promotional videos and advertisements.
His involvement in the performance and production of the “Leonard Cohen on Hydra” show takes him in the exciting new direction of Musical Theatre, for which he has always had a passion, and is now thrilled to be finally exploring.