Fiction Factorywas a British band which was formed in the mid 1980's and was from Perth, Scotland. The members of the band were Kevin Patterson (vocals), Chic Medley (guitar player), Graham McGregor (bass player), Eddie Jordan (keyboard player), and Mike Ogletree (drum and percussion player). Kevin Patterson and Eddie Jordan were with a band called The Rude Boys, before they became a part of the Fiction Factory. After The Rude Boys, they left the band and started writing songs with the new band member, Chic medley. They got a contract with CBS Records after the company contacted them. Soon after that they were joined by Graham McGregor and Mike Ogletree. Mike was a former member of the band called, Simple Minds. The band had one big hit which reached the U. K. Singles Charts and it was called , Feels Like Heaven. The song reached number 6 in 1984 in the U. K., and number 1 in Switzerland. The bandís follow up single was, Ghost of Love, and the single reached number 64 in the U. K. the same year. In 1984 the band also released an album called Throw the Warped Wheel Out.
Fiction Factory released a total of 3 singles and 2 albums, in 1984 and 1985. The albums were, Throw the Warped Wheel Out (1984), and Another Story (1985). The bandís singles were Feels Like Heaven (1984) reached number 6 in the U. K., Ghost of Love (1984) reached number 64 in the U. K., and Time Is Right.
This may very well be one of the shortest careers for a band who had a few successful hits but they will be remembered for the ones that they did record. There were many artists who had big plans to become popular and successful but never got off of the ground with their careers. Becoming successful in the music world not only requires talent, it also requires education. Management, money, persistence (donít give up), and a lot of patience. It also helps if you are in the right place at the right time and it helps if you know someone in the music world so they can give you a helping hand. There are thousands, if not millions of bands who fail each year because they olack some of these traits. Many of the groups who did manage to gain success, lost it because of drugs or alcohol. Stress also plays a big part in the music business. There are many hours on the road and long times between connections with family and friends. If you feel you have what it takes, do the research and make as many contacts as you can. Record demos and pass them out everywhere you can think of that will help in the long run. Radio stations, recording studios, nightclubs, and others are just a few places to begin.
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