Ailafar were founded in late 2006 by John Tzortzis to perform his material. After some changes to the line up and few bar/club gigs they recorded the first demo in May 2009. In September 2009 the recordings of the first full album '' Long way to imagery'' began. It was finished in August 2011 with the help of the current band and several session musicians. The album was self released and includes 12 songs written/arranged and produced by J.T, plus an extra song recorded in 2012. With a new line up the band played several bar/club gigs in Thessaloniki including a couple TV appearences and radio shows.
Within a break of a year in 2013 the recordings of the second album started in May. It was finished in February 2015 and was released worldwide by AorBlvdRecords in UK. It includes 13 songs and guest vocal appearances from Stephan Kammerer( Frontline, Stereotide Germany) , Paul Jackson( Roadhouse- Pete Willis band, UK ) and David Saylor( Push UK, Wild rose UK). It also includes vocals by Tatiana Economou, Alexandra Mcay, Olga Katsenidou, Elisabeth Mari. The album is written/arranged and produced by J.T. The album received very good reviews in big magazines and webzines around the world and also reached No2 in big radio network in the US.
In 2016 the recordings of the 3rd album ‘’Heartbeat’’ had started and the album was finished and released worldwide in 2017 by Perris Records in the US. It includes 12 songs performed by the band and special guest in the song ‘’Deamdate’’ the lead singer of the classic band FM(Uk) mr.Steve Overland. The song reached the number one, on charts of the Rock radio station in Thessaloniki and stayed there for 3 weeks. It also includes local special guests on vocals as well.
It also received very good reviews in all over the world, including Japan.
In 2019 the recordings of the fourth album ‘’State of mind’’ began and it will be released later this year by Valve studio records, Thessaloniki, Hellas. It includes 12 brand new songs performed by the band and local special guests.