Alkinoos Ioannides (Greek: Αλκίνοος Ιωαννίδης) is a Greek Cypriot composer and singer born in Nicosia on 19th September 1969. His artistic family, with a painter father and poet brother, was a source of inspiration for him. He first wanted to study drums, but couldn't due to the lack of a drum teacher in Nicosia. Instead, he studied guitar. For the first twenty years of his life, he lived in a Nicosia suburb. After his military service, he went off to Greece to study theatre. He also enteredthe University of Athens to stuy philosophy, which he later gave up.