Greek Swing makes debut at Sydney Greek Festival with Cats and the Canary

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The 42nd Sydney Greek Festival presents the band Cats and the Canary for a unique musical evening of favourite Greek songs performed in Greek swing rhythms.

Cats and the Canary bring a truly unique experience to Australia's music scene, standing out as the first and only band to introduce Greek Swing. Their performances are a heartfelt tribute to Greece's most prolific composers, where cherished melodies of the past undergo a captivating transformation. With a blend of Tsitsanis, Chiotis, Hadjidakis and the occasional tsifteteli or traditional smyrneika, the band seamlessly fuse these treasures with the lively essence of swing, jazz and even Latin rhythms.

From the Greek bars to the grungy pubs of Melbourne's Fitzroy where the group originates from, Cats and the Canary's music excites and entertains with its incredible liveliness and stage presence. And to emphasize their diversity, the group "adopted" its name from the cats that represent the stray and cunning nature of the band, while the canary represents the delicate and settled style of their music.

The Melbourne based band will be in Sydney for a one-night-only show on Sunday 21st April 2024 at 7.00pm at the Factory Theatre Marrickville.

Tickets are available for purchase through The Factory Theatre’s website ( or through the theatre’s box office.



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