Goran Alachki was born in Pozarevac in 1965. His family was from eastern Macedonia. His father played accordion, trumpet, kaval, mandolin, and tambura, and his grandfather was a great singer and accordion player. Goran started to play accordion at the age of 8 and made his first recording at age 12, as part of the Octet. Macedonia project headed by Dimcevski. In 1989, Goran moved to Australia to teach in the Panov Music Academy in Sutherland, near Sydney. That year, in cooperation with Vince Panov and Nick Ristevski, he created the first Macedonian song festival outside the borders of Macedonia. The winner of that festival represented the Australian Macedonian community at the Valandovo festival.