Vassilis Skoulas, Greek singer and lyre player, was born in Anogeia, Mylopotamos, Rethymnon, Crete, on February 3, 1946. His family has a long tradition in music and the arts in general. His grandfather, Michalis Skoulas, was a great lyre player of his time and his father Alcibiades Skoulas or Grylios (1902-1996) was a well-known folk painter of Anogeia.

He started learning the lyre at the age of 7 and at the age of 16, he managed to establish himself among the first lyre players and singers of Crete. He has played and sung in a long series of successful artistic, social and cultural performances in America, Canada, Australia and Germany, where there are Greeks and especially Cretans.

He recorded his first album in 1965, which contained short tracks with Thanasis Stavrakakis and Nikos Xylouris, followed by his first personal 33-rpm album in 1969.

Vassilis Skoulas, however, did his most important recording work and began collaborating with skilled Greek composers from 1980, with the album “Sergianisma in Crete”. This was followed by the “Cretan anthology”, “The songs of iron and water” to the music of Yiannis Markopoulos, and many others.

In the period 1981-85 he had made a series of appearances in Athens at the Park Theater, in the play “Kafenion i Hellas” and in the troupe of Yiannis Voglis, in the theatrical performance of Nikos Kazantzakis’ play “Captain Michalis”, in Greece and abroad .

The course of Vassilis Skoulas will change when in 1995 he participated in two songs in the musical work “Aiolia” by Michalis Nikoloudis, performances which made him turn to artistic Greek singing.

In 2002 a double disc was released with some of his best known hits and covers of various classic Cretan songs and dances.

On September 23, 2012, Vassilis Skoulas made a successful performance at the Herod Atticus Odeon, which was repeated on September 29, 2012, due to the great appeal of the world.

Vassilis Skoulas maintains to this day, the same drive and passion, to create and maintain his own performance venue, the well-known “Delina” tavern, in his village, Anogeia.