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Fiction Factory

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Feels Like Heaven

Fiction Factory

Fiction Factory Biography

Fiction Factory were a Scottish new wave band from Perth. Formed in 1983, they are best known for their single "(Feels Like) Heaven", which peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by Eddie Jordan and Kevin Patterson.History Before they began Fiction Factory, Kevin Patterson (vocals), Eddie Jordan (keyboards), Grant Taylor (trumpet) and Chic Medley (guitar) played in skinhead ska band The Rude Boys (later shortened to The RB's). Asked by CBS to create a concert-playing band, they enlisted Graham McGregor (bass) and Mike Ogletree (drums and percussion), a former member of Simple Minds and Café Jacques. The band's single "(Feels Like) Heaven" became a UK Top 10 hit in ...
Fiction Factory were a Scottish new wave band from Perth. Formed in 1983, they are best known for their single "(Feels Like) Heaven", which peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by Eddie Jordan and Kevin Patterson.

History

Before they began Fiction Factory, Kevin Patterson (vocals), Eddie Jordan (keyboards), Grant Taylor (trumpet) and Chic Medley (guitar) played in skinhead ska band The Rude Boys (later shortened to The RB's). Asked by CBS to create a concert-playing band, they enlisted Graham McGregor (bass) and Mike Ogletree (drums and percussion), a former member of Simple Minds and Café Jacques. The band's single "(Feels Like) Heaven" became a UK Top 10 hit in 1984 (also reaching the Top 10 in Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland).

The band frequented Bandwagon Music Supplies in Perth. "They would come into my shop wanting to hear their recording on my wee cassette recorder that turned out to be a number six single that still gets played today," said Pete Caban, the shop's owner. "I still see the guys, they still come in." The shop closed in 2020 after 37 years in business.

Fiction Factory disbanded in 1987 after the release of their second album, and Patterson left the music industry soon afterwards. He now works in IT and is married with two children. Patterson and Jordan reunited to perform "(Feels Like) Heaven" with a backing band at the latter's wedding in August 2007. Medley went on to work with the Scottish world music project, Mouth Music.

In 2011, the original line-up reformed the band for the first time since 1984 for their performance at the 2011 Rewind Festival.

In 2016, Manic Street Preachers covered "(Feels Like) Heaven" for the album BBC Radio 2 Sounds of the 80s, Volume 2.

In 2019, "(Feels Like) Heaven" was used in Episode 5 of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy.

Line-up

  • Kevin Patterson (born March 5, 1960): vocals (1983–1987, 2011)
  • Chic (Charles) Medley: guitars (1983–1987, 2011)
  • Graham McGregor: bass (1983–1987, 2011)
  • Eddie (Edward) Jordan: ( born March 14, 1958): keyboards (1983, 2011)
  • Mike Ogletree: drums and percussion (1983–1987, 2011)
  • Grant Taylor: trumpet (1983–1984) (played on first album)
  • Paul Wishart: keyboards (1985–1987) (played on second album)
  • Graham Weir: trumpet (1985) (played on second album)
  • James Locke: drums and percussions (1985–1987) (played on second album)
  • Pim Jones: guitar (1985) (played on second album)
  • Marwenna Laidlaw: (1985) (backing vocalist on second album)



Source : Wikipedia
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Fiction Factory Discography

  • 2013AlbumAnother Story
  • 2013AlbumFeels Like Heaven (The Best)
  • 2013AlbumThrow the Warped Wheel Out
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