The Flies was the first Aussie band to consciously ape The Beatles. The band supported The Rolling Stones on their first Australian tour and released a number of singles; Tell Her That (July 1964), Doin’ The Mod (July 1965) and Can’t You Feel (September 1965).
He was replaced in the band by Peter Nicol, who had previously been with a group called The Wild Colonials.
Lead guitarist John Thomas also departed, following some musical dissension, leaving The Flies a trio of Peter Nicol (vocals and guitar), Themi (short for Themistocles) Adams (bass) and Hank Wallis (drums).
The band called it a day in 1966 with Nicol returning to The Wild Colonials.
Themi Adams went on to become an Orthodox Priest.
Themistocles ‘Themi’ Adams (Adamopoulos)
Hank (John) Wallis