Aishah and The Fan Club

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Aishah and the Fan Club
Fan Club
Origin New Zealand
Years active 1988–1993
Past members Aishah
Paul Moss
Dave Larsen
Glenn Peters
Malcolm Smith
Hazri Yutim

Aishah and The Fan Club, better known as The Fan Club or just Fan Club, were a New Zealand-based singing group in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The group released their first album Sensation in 1988, which spawned three top-20 singles in the New Zealand and Malaysian charts, namely "Sensation", "Paradise" and "Call Me".

Their second album, titled Respect the Beat, also produced three hit singles, including "I Feel Love" and "I Never Gave Up on You", and the band's only single to make the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts - "Don't Let Me Fall Alone". The remixes for this song were among the most played dance tunes in clubs at the time.

The group was formed while Wan Aishah binti Wan Ariffin was in New Zealand studying in the late 1980s. She was spotted by the other members of the group, and asked to join the band. Besides Aishah who sang lead vocals, the other members included Paul Moss on guitar and programming, Dave Larsen on drums, Glenn Peters on bass, Malcolm Smith on keyboards, and Hazri Yutim on second keyboard/synthesiser. Malcolm and Paul were also the main songwriters for the group.

The band won the International Artist of the Year at the 1991 New Zealand Music Awards.

Aishah remains popular in Malaysia and has released music in the Malay language. Paul Moss also lives in Malaysia where he has become a judge of the reality TV singing competitions Malaysian Idol and One in a Million.

Aishah after the Fan Club[edit]

Aishah released 11 solo albums after the Fan Club.

In 2010, Aishah made a comeback with stage shows and an album. Her songs and style of music changed from R&B to spiritual songs.

Aishah In Malaysian Politics[edit]

Aishah stood unsuccessfully in the 2013 Malaysian election for the Islamist opposition party, PAS, in the Jempol seat.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ
1988 Sensation
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
  • Label: CBS Records New Zealand
  • Catalogue: 460707 1
15
1989 Respect the Beat
  • Format: LP, cassette, CD
  • Label: CBS Records New Zealand
  • Catalogue: 465871 2
28

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ
1988 "Sensation" 11 Sensation
"Call Me" 9
"Paradise" 20
1989 "I Feel Love" 8 Respect the Beat
1990 "Never Gave Up On You" 25
"Don't Let Me Fall Alone" 28

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