| 1983–1987, 2007, 2011|
New wave, Synth-pop
| Eddie Jordan
Perth, United Kingdom (1983)
Throw the Warped Wheel Out, Another Story, Feels Like Heaven
Kevin Patterson, Mike Ogletree, Chic Medley, Eddie Jordan
The Lotus Eaters, China Crisis, Owen Paul, Thompson Twins, Altered Images
Fiction Factory was a Scottish new wave band from Perth. Formed in 1983, they are known to mainstream audiences solely for their debut single "(Feels Like) Heaven", which peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by Eddie Jordan and Kevin Patterson.
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 Germany and Switzerland).
Fiction Factory disbanded in 1987 after the release of their second album, and Patterson left the music industry soon afterwards. He currently works in the IT department of the University of Dundee and is now married to wife Jacqueline, with who he has two children named Daniel and Marci. 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.
Kevin Patterson: vocals (1983–1987, 2011)
Chic (Charles) Medley: guitars (1983–1987, 2011)
Graham McGregor: bass (1983–1987, 2011)
Eddie (Edward) Jordan: keyboards (1983, 2011)
Mike Ogletree: drums and percussion (1983–1987)
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)
In 2011, Patterson, Medley, McGregor and Jordan reformed the band for the first time since 1987 for their performance at the 2011 Rewind Festival.
HeavenThrow the Warped Wheel Out · 1984Fiction Factory Wikipedia
Ghost of LoveThrow the Warped Wheel Out · 1984
Time Is RightAnother Story · 1985