Akoustic Odyssey is an Adelaide based, original, instrumental group. The pieces performed by the group are mainly composed by band members Joshua Tsounis and Stephan Richter however contributions and other pieces are made by the whole band. They are influenced by different musical styles including Rock, Classical, Jazz, Greek, Spanish, Latin, Middle Eastern, African and Celtic.
Founded in 2005 by current band members Joshua Tsounis and Anne Harrington, Akoustic Odyssey quickly grew into it's current format of seven members. Their first major performance was at the 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was here that they won the Bank SA people's choice award under the name 'Highly Strung'. In the same year they made their first recording, an EP of six tracks. In 2007, at the same festival they were nominated for the same award. In 2008 the band's first full length album was released. The recording and marketing was assisted financially by Arts SA and the launch was sponsored by Ceceres Music. Shortly after the CD launch, Akoustic Odyssey were invited to perform at the 2009 WOMADelaide festival. This performance was a great success for the band where they played to approximately 5000 people. Their second album was released in 2010. In 2013 Akoustic Odyssey released a 6 track CD with the goal to release full album in early 2014. This EP was chosen by QANTAS to be included on its in flight entertainment system on International flights.
- Joshua Tsounis - Guitar
- Stephan Richter - Bass, Cello
- Anne Harrington - Percussion
- Emma Luker - Violin
- Tim Nott - Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
- Wade Nixon - Drums
- David Totani - Lead Singer/All Round Good Guy
- Alex McFarlane - Guitar
- Daniel Seymour - Drums
- ? - (2006)
- Falafel Time - (AKOD002, 2008) - 3 tracks mini CD
- ILIOS - (2008)
- The Lotus - (AKOD004, 2009)
- ? - (2013)