Elyar Afshari (Azerbaijani: Elyar Əfşari; born 15 July 1995), better known by his stage name Elyar (previously Elyar Fox) is an Azerbaijani-English pop singer, musician and songwriter. His debut single "Do It All Over Again" was released in January 2014, peaking at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.
Elyar Afshari was born in Ealing, London, to an English mother and an Azerbaijani father. He was brought up in Greenford, London, and was educated at Costons Primary School and Queensmead School. He has one older brother named Iden.
"In 2005 I got a guitar and I started to just play, and then I started to write songs," Afshari stated in an interview regarding the beginning of his career. Whilst still at school he fronted the band 'Just Me Again', and performed for the first time at The Garage in Islington in 2009. After completing his GCSEs, Afshari and his bandmates took a year off studies to focus on music. They supported You Me at Six on their British tour, including a performance at The O2 Arena.