|Tags:||80s pop british new wave synth pop|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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This UK songwriting duo featured Simon Climie (7 April 1960, Fulham, London, England; vocals/keyboards) and Rob Fisher (b. 5 November 1959, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 25 August 1999, England; keyboards). Climie was a songwriter and Fisher had been one half of the duo Naked Eyes with Pete Byrne who had had a US Top 10 hit with a cover of Always Something There To Remind Me in 1983. They met in London in 1986 and signed to EMI Records as Climie Fisher. After a few flops, the ballad, Rise To The Occasion - featuring a beefier mix on the 12-inch single - rose to number 10 in the UK in early 1988. A remix of one of their previous misses, the white soul ballad, Love Changes (Everything), with Climie sounding like Rod Stewart, made UK number 2 and the US Top 30. Subsequent singles failed to make any noticeable impact. Climie later embarked on a solo career, before concentrating on songwriting. He has penned hit singles for...