Bouzouki Player - Tommy Tsonis
Tommy Tsonis – internationally acclaimed Australian bouzouki player and entertainer
Internationally acclaimed bouzouki player, Tommy Tsonis has been entertaining audiences and guests for over 20 years. Having performed at over 5,000 events in Australia and on the global stage, Tommy Tsonis is renowned for his unparalleled skill with the bouzouki as well as his impressive showmanship.
Amongst Greek music royalty, Tommy is regarded as a sophisticated, talented, dynamic virtuoso and is sought after in Australia and abroad for his unique performance style that fuses Greek classics, contemporary songs, world music and pop hits.
At the age of just seven years old, Tommy Tsonis began playing the bouzouki and his immediate love of the instrument together with his determination to master the bouzouki through endless hours of practice, have garnered him the respect and admiration of well-known musicians, singers and artists around the world.
As a young teenager performing the music scene in Sydney and travelling every year to Greece to hone his skills, it was evident that Tommy would go on to become one of the greatest bouzouki players and bring the inimitable sounds of the bouzouki to the world.
Tommy’s major Greek music influences include Stelios Kazantzidis, Parios, Dalaras, Glykeria, Zambetas, Dimitris Mitropanos and he is inspired by how the bouzouki can interpret music of all genres.
In 2000, Tommy was invited to perform at The Sydney Olympic Games official ceremony to launch the torch relay – a career highlight that combined Tommy’s passion for the bouzouki, his love of Greece and Australia. Tommy has also performed at many official cultural events including Greek festivals and Glendis in support of the Greek community.
Over the past decade Tommy has regularly toured Greece, each time working with some of the biggest names in Greek music scene, such as Giannis Ploutarhos, Antonis Vardis, Giannis Vardis, Giorgos Tsalikis, Nikos Tzoumas, Stathis Aggelopoulos, Alekos Zazopoulos, Stathis Ksenos, Makis Christodoulopoulos, Zigzag and many more. He has made guest appearances at all of the major music clubs in Greece performing at the Posodonio, Romeo, Asteria, Fix, and Frangelico.
Now based in Sydney and performing throughout Australia and overseas, Tommy’s performances are set apart by his extraordinary skill and enthusiastic style. His versatility combined with his ability to take the popular Greek bouzouki and reinterpret the classics, contemporary hits, and music of all styles, transforms the traditional sounds of the bouzouki into an instrument of the future.
As a solo artist, Tommy performs at corporate and private events including weddings, engagements, christenings and birthdays, entertaining brides, grooms, families, friends, guests, and audiences at the most important celebrations of their lives. He knows how to entertain his audiences and is motivated to give people the performance of a lifetime and an incredible show that they will remember for years to come.
“Being a Greek bouzouki player in Sydney is a something that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. It started off as a dream, 25 years ago and it quickly became my life. Today as a passionate full-time entertainer, I am honoured to have been invited to performed for couples and their guests both here and overseas travelling to the USA, Canada, South Africa, and Greece.” Tommy Tsonis
Taking it to the next level, in 2010, Tommy founded Tommy Tsonis Entertainment, providing an extensive network of highly talented musicians and artists and offering a bespoke line up of performances that are tailored to suit each event whether it be a wedding, a private celebration or corporate event. Having worked with the artists and musicians on his roster for many years, Tommy guarantees their talent, their experience, their professionalism and a seamless performance every time.
Using his musical expertise to enhance wedding entertainment experiences, Tommy has developed and produced a multi-cultural wedding entrance moment that merges the lyrical bouzouki with the percussive sounds of the Zaffet drums. This high impact, energetic performance, elevates the entrance of the Bride and Groom to epic proportions, kicking off the celebrations from the moment they arrive.
If you are looking for entertainment for your upcoming wedding or event, Tommy Tsonis Entertainment offers the most innovative and customised solutions that will not only entertain and delight your guests but also provide you with the confidence that your needs will be delivered with the utmost professionalism.
From impressive wedding entrance moments to the best wedding DJ’s and bands in the business, Zaffet Lebanese drummers, Bongo Players, the Greek Clarinet to show stopping dance floor extravaganzas – that all come together to lift the roof off any venue!
Combining popular dance floor hits, favourite Greek classics from Zemebekiko, Tsifteteli, Kalamatiano and of course the Zorba, Tommy brings together the greatest Greek bouzouki show and wedding entertainment, creating unforgettable moments that are the talk of the town.
Tommy Tsonis Entertainment also offers; professional Master of Ceremonies that can read the room and seamlessly guide guests through the event, turnkey lighting and sound equipment packages and all of your entertainment needs.
Tommy is known for his hands-on approach when tailoring the perfect entertainment line-up. He is an experienced, reliable, dedicated entertainer, who is always eager to ensure he provides the best entertainment, delivering the most incredible, memory making performances for your special occasion.
With his 20 years’ experience entertaining audiences and evolving the entertainment offering for the events and wedding industries through Tommy Tsonis Entertainment, Tommy continues to be passionate about creating the best entertainment moments for his clients and bringing joy and celebration to others through music, performance and the bouzouki.
For local and international booking enquiries for Tommy Tsonis or any artists and performers managed by Tommy Tsonis Entertainment for weddings, christenings, birthday celebrations or corporate events or for a complimentary consultation with Tommy, please get in contact today.