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Fiction Factory

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Years active  1983–1987, 2007, 2011
Active until  1987
Labels  CBS
Genres  New wave, Synth-pop
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Past members  Eddie Jordan Graham McGregor Chic Medley Mike Ogletree Kevin Patterson Grant Taylor Paul Wishart
Origin  Perth, United Kingdom (1983)
Albums  Throw the Warped Wheel Out, Another Story, Feels Like Heaven
Members  Kevin Patterson, Mike Ogletree, Chic Medley, Eddie Jordan
Similar  The Lotus Eaters, China Crisis, Owen Paul, Thompson Twins, Altered Images

Fiction factory feels like heaven


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.

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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 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.


In 2011, Patterson, Medley, McGregor and Jordan reformed the band for the first time since 1987 for their performance at the 2011 Rewind Festival.

Line-up

  • 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)
  • Songs

    HeavenThrow the Warped Wheel Out · 1984
    Ghost of LoveThrow the Warped Wheel Out · 1984
    Time Is RightAnother Story · 1985

    References

    Fiction Factory Wikipedia


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