The family moved to Greece and Tolis searched for a new band. So in 1979 when Madness were releasing their first album, a new band was coming to shape in Greece: Sharp Ties.
The band was meant to be one of the first and by far the most successful Greek band to jump on the post-punk/new wave/ska train at the time it was created.
In 1981, at the time the Smiths were releasing their first album, Sharp Ties released theirs. The title: Get that Beat and the title song still remains a party classic.
Get That Beat - Sharp Ties (from Get That Beat, 1981)
Their second album, Safari Boys, follows in 1982. These two first albums remain among the most successful and best new wave Greek albums. Two more albums follow, Sharp Ties 3 in 1986 and Positive in 1989.
The sound becomes more pop (just like their UK influences).
Safari Boys - Sharp Ties (from Safari Boys, 1982)
By the By - Sharp Ties (from Sharp Ties 3, 1986)
Then the group disbands and it would take more than 20 years for Tolis to release another album, solo this time.
Finally in 2009, Tolis Fasois releases his first solo album Just for a Day. To the old influences (David Byrne, Bryan Ferry) some new are added (Jarvis Cocker).
The sound is fresh, pop with very good songs and production.
A very nice (and unexpected) comeback.
Crumbling Down - Tolis Fasois (from Just for a Day, 2009)
Come On - Tolis Fasois (from Just for a Day, 2009)