Early Life and Career
Notis Sfankianakis and his family moved to the island of Kos when he was seven. Notis became a disc jockey in his early 20s. He supported himself by working as an electrician, plumber, waiter, and labourer. In 1985 he formed a band and played in clubs in Kos. Due to the lack of success, the band broke apart after less than year of being formed. In 1986 Notis moved back to Crete to start his solo singing career.
Notis began opening for national acts like Poly Panou. He was discovered by Costas Bourmas, the general manager of Sony in Greece. Bourmas signed Sfakianakis to the label, and Notis recorded his debut album First Time which made it into the Greek top ten. He is one of the most successful singers of his era in Greece.
Notis is on top of his game more than ever before. He knows how to change his music style to make his listeners want more. In his new live cd Magical Nights he once again displays his magical voice and again proves why he is one of the greatest performing talents in Greece.