Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: pop 80s new wave irish male vocalists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sean Feargal Sharkey, 13 August 1958, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Sharkey first found fame as the lead singer of the Undertones, whose singles provided some of the best punk pop of the late 70s. The band eventually fell apart in 1983, after which Sharkey teamed up with Vince Clarke in the short-lived Assembly. The plaintive ‘Never Never’ was a Top 5 hit for the duo and highlighted the power of Sharkey’s distinctive, quavering vocal style. In 1984, Sharkey recorded the underrated ‘Listen To Your Father’ for Madness’ label Zarjazz and this was followed in 1985 by his biggest success, ‘A Good Heart’. This insistent tune, written by Maria McKee, established him as a potential major act by reaching number 1 in the UK charts. The Top 5 follow-up ‘You Little Thief’ was equally distinctive and Sharkey’s debut album, produced by David A. Stewart was well received. Sharkey subsequently moved to America, where he...

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