Fiction Factory


Fiction Factory
Fiction Factory
Origin Perth, Scotland
Genres New Wave, Synthpop
Years active 1983–1987, 2011-present
Labels CBS
Members
Kevin Patterson
Chic Medley
Eddie Jordan
Graham McGregor
Past members
Grant Taylor
Mike Ogletree
Paul Wishart

Fiction Factory are a Scottish New Wave band from Perth, originally formed in 1983.

Before they started their project Fiction Factory, Kevin Patterson (vocals), Eddie Jordan (keyboards), Grant Taylor (trumpet) and Chic Medley (guitar) played in The Rude Boys (later shortened to The RB's), a skinhead ska band.

CBS asked the band to create a concert playing band, so they enlisted Graham McGregor (bass) and Mike Ogletree (drums and percussion) - a former drummer of Simple Minds. The track, "(Feels Like) Heaven", became a UK Top 10 hit in 1984,[1] (also reaching the Top 10 in Germany and Switzerland), and was used in a 2009 television advertisement for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

After their second album, Fiction Factory disbanded in 1987. Patterson eventually left the music industry and currently works in the IT department at the University of Dundee. He has a wife and two children.[2][3] Patterson and Jordan reunited to perform "(Feels Like) Heaven" with a backing band at Jordan's wedding in August 2007.[4] Medley went on to work with the Scottish world music project, Mouth Music.

The band have reformed just for the Rewind Festival of 2011, involving original members Kevin Patterson, Chic Medley, Graham McGregor and Eddie Jordan.[5]

Contents

Line-up

  • Kevin Patterson (born 5 March 1960): vocals (1984–1987/2011)
  • Chic (Charles) Medley (born 4 November 1958): guitars (1984–1987/2011)
  • Graham McGregor: bass (1984–1987/2011)
  • Eddie (Edward) Jordan (born 14 March 1958): keyboards (1984/2011)
  • Mike Ogletree: drums and percussion (1984–1987)
  • Paul Wishart: (1985–1987) played on their second album
  • Grant Taylor: trumpet (1984)played on their first album
  • Graham Weir: trumpet (1985) played on their second album
  • James Locke : drums and percussions (1985–1987)played on their second album
  • Pim Jones : guitar (1985)2nd guitar on their second album

Discography

Albums

  • Throw the Warped Wheel Out (1984)
  • Another Story (1985)

Singles

From Throw the Warped Wheel Out
From Another Story
  • "Time Is Right" (1985)
  • "Not The Only One" (1985)
  • "No Time" (1985)

References

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 198. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Dundee.ac.uk
  3. ^ Dundee.ac.uk
  4. ^ Youtube.com
  5. ^ Rewindfestival.com

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