Laughing at the Thief is a collection of work spanning a fifteen year period and features music from two previous solo recordings, The Offering and Freshwater Road along with several unreleased tracks. To date, the music has garnered attention worldwide along with glowing reviews across his native 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. His music has been published by John Stropes in the US (Stropes Editions, Ltd.) Mel Bay's Guitar Sessions along with Guitarist Australia magazine. Lucas has performed throughout Australia, Europe, South Korea and the USA.
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.
Another in the legion of incredible CandyRat guitarists who make the technically impossible look so easy, and sound as though heaven-sent: Lucas Michailidis.Minor 7th
Lucas Michailidis is quite simply a guitar-playing phenomenon…Akustik Gitarre (Germany)