Phil Fearon

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer, he is best known for his 1980’s chart hits under the Galaxy moniker and has appeared at two of our events in 2011 & 2012…

Phil first joined a band called Hott Wax, which also included David Joseph and who evolved into Brit Funk pioneers Hi-Tension after Phil had left. In the late 1970’s he was a mainstay of the hit group Kandidate and set up a studio in his north London house and initially recorded with the group Proton on Champagne Records.

Fearon’s first recording as Galaxy (with assistance from singers Julie & Dorothy) was ‘Head Over Heels’ on Ensign in 1982, which became a big club hit. The first true success came with the Top 5 hit ‘Dancing Tight’ in 1983 and over the next 15 months they chalked up a further 4 UK Top 40 singles including Top 10s ‘What Do I Do’ and ‘Everybody’s Laughing’.

Phil singing at Summer Soulstice 2011. Photo by Paul Welch © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

Their radio-friendly pop/soul debut album Phil Fearon & Galaxy also made the Top 10 in 1984. After a quiet period Fearon returned to the Top 10 for the last time with a revival of Tony Etoria’s ‘I Can Prove It’ in 1986 (also a small US R&B hit). He continued to run a production company (Production House) from his home making commercial dance records which included the Baby D anthem ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’.

Phil is continues to the UK club circuit & is working as one third of UK producers The Str8tjackets which also includes DJ Mark RobinsonHe has made two incredible appearances at Summer Soulstice in the past and we wouldn’t put it past him to make another one sometime soon…

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