Giannis Haroulis (Greek: Γιάννης Χαρούλης; born January 13, 1981) is a Cretan singer, songwriter and lute player. He plays a mixture of Greek folk and traditional Cretan music infused with rock elements and modern sounds. He was born and raised in Crete, were he learned to play the lute and gave his first live performances at local festivals. In 2002, he traveled to Athens to take part in a concert, dedicated to Nikos Xilouris, which was recorded and released as an album entitled When My Friends Come, Mother in 2003. He has released the solo albums Around Me and Within in 2003, Winter Flower in 2006 and Witchcrafts in 2012. Witchcrafts received the Golden Album award, while his 2015 live album A Thousand Times Welcome – Live entered the Greek music charts at the number one slot. Giannis Haroulis has sang as a special guest on many albums of other artists and has collaborated with some of the most famous Greek musicians, such as Stavros Xarchakos, Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Alkistis Protopsalti, Sokratis Malamas, Chainides, Christos Tsiamoulis, Manos Eleutheriou, Christos Thiveos, Miltos Pashalidis, Nikos Portokaloglou, Manos Xydous, Minos Matsas and many others. He has toured Greece extensively throughout the years and in March 2015 he embarked on his first European tour performing in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.