The Faders

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The Faders
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(l-r) Molly Lorenne, Cherisse Osei, Toy Valentine.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2004–2006
Labels MCA Music, Inc./Polydor
Associated acts Valentine Wild
Past members Molly Lorenne
Toy Valentine
Cherisse Osei

The Faders were a British female pop rock band, formed in January 2004 by Polydor Records. Bassist/keyboardist Toy Valentine and drummer Cherisse Osei were the first members to get through the first audition. Frontwoman and lead guitarist, Molly Lorenne, was later introduced to the band by a mutual friend, completing the lineup.

Members[edit]

  • Molly Lorenne (born Molly Decima Ure, 7 March 1987) - lead vocals and lead guitar
  • Toy Valentine (born 4 July 1985) - bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, songwriting
  • Cherisse Osei (born Cherrise Amma Loren Ofosu-Osei, 23 December 1986) - drums, backing vocals

Career[edit]

After signing to Polydor, the band released their first single, "No Sleep Tonight", which reached No. 13 in the UK Singles Chart, in March 2005.[1] Their second single, "Jump", came out a few months later and reached No. 21.[1] In April 2006, weeks before the third single "Look At Me Now" was released, the band was dropped from Polydor. The band made fun of this fact by wearing slogan t-shirts saying "Polygone" in a style mimicking the Polydor logo. With various members of the group not wanting to look for another record deal, news of the group splitting appeared on their MySpace page, mailing lists and official forum on 6 July 2006.

Live performances[edit]

The band performed at The Jersey Telecom - Summer Sizzler tour, in Jersey, on 9 July 2005. They also played four performances at the 100 Club in London, England and Various Summer Party in the Parks. They supported American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson on the UK portion of her 2006 Breakaway World Tour.

They also performed at Southampton Common on 5 June 2005.

Songs used in other media[edit]

"No Sleep Tonight" was featured in:

"Jump" and "Whatever It Takes" were featured in:

  • The Sims 2: Nightlife, re-recorded into Simlish, the unique language created by Maxis for the game. The songs are titled "Bunge" and "Wanebo Da Way" in the game.

Post-breakup careers[edit]

All three members currently have new music-related projects. Toy Valentine has begun a new music project; Molly Lorenne was signed by EMI then subsequently dropped, and is performing under the name "Molly McQueen". She re-released "No Sleep Tonight", which appeared on the soundtrack of the 2006 film My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Cherisse Osei joined the Swedish band Calaisa, then played for Mika before joining Bryan Ferry's band.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "No Sleep Tonight" (2005) UK No. 13[1]
  • "Jump" (2005) UK No. 21[1]
  • "Look At Me Now" (2006) − originally scheduled for 17 April 2006 release, but was cancelled due to the band splitting up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 192. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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