Tony Frais grew up in Middlesbrough. In 1967 at the age of 19, he travelled and worked around the USA and Canada for nearly two years which included a job selling guidebooks at the famous Expo 67 exhibition in Montreal. In 1972, he had his own music show on BBC RadioTees and then became the music critic for the local commercial radio station based in Stockton on Tees. In 1976, he wrote and co-produced a short ballet which was performed by the Royal Ballet in London.
In 2000, Tony gained an MA in medical ethics at the University of Leeds. Tony has written three children's books: Noah's Rocket in 2004, followed by Stanley's Space Adventure in 2006 and Stanley Saves the Amazon Rainforest in 2008. Tony is now conducting medical research and has had several papers published in leading medical journals.