Fancy (singer)

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Fancy
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Fancy in Munich, Germany (1988)
Background information
Birth name Manfred Alois Segieth
Also known as Tess Teiges
Born (1946-07-07) July 7, 1946 (age 68)
Origin Germany
Genres Italo disco
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer
Years active 1979–present
Labels Metronome Music, ZYX Music, Polydor, Koch International, G.I.B. Music & Distribution GmbH, What's Up ?!, 69 Records (Germany), BMG, Koch Music, Happy Vibes Records.

Fancy (Manfred Alois Perilano) is a German Italo disco singer who was popular in the mid to late 1980s.

Career[edit]

He first recorded in the German schlager style under the name of Tess Teiges before having his first hit as Fancy called "Slice Me Nice" in 1984. He was successful in the dance charts, topping Billboards dance chart three times. He is renowned for his hit singles including "Bolero (Hold Me in Your Arms Again)", "Lady of Ice", "Chinese Eyes" and "Flames of Love". Many of these were collaborations with composer and producer Anthony Monn, who previously had achieved worldwide success with French singer Amanda Lear. One of Fancy's albums includes a cover version of her 1976 hit "Blood and Honey".

Fancy has also recorded many hits for other artists using a variety of other names. Mostly frequently in the name of Tess or Ric Tess he has written music for Grant Miller, Linda Jo Rizzo, Marc Buchner, The Hurricanes, Mozzart, Timerider, amongst many others.

Fancy, who studies astrology and esoterica, once stated in an interview, "I am a moon child". He has also recorded music for the shows of his good friends and fellow artists Siegfried & Roy.

In late 2008, Fancy released Forever Magic. The lead single was a new version of "A Voice in the Dark", previously found on the album All My Loving.

In 2013, he participated in the German edition of Celebrity Big Brother, finishing in 7th place.

Linda Jo Rizzo sings in duet with Fancy on her new song "Stronger together" to be released in March 2014. The video for this song has already been shot.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2008 – Forever Magic
  • 2008 – Forever Magic (pre-released in Russia, with different cover sleeve and bonus tracks)
  • 2004 – Voices from Heaven (album Christmas in Vegas re-release)
  • 2001 – Locomotion
  • 2000 – Strip Down
  • 1999 – D.I.S.C.O.
  • 1998 – Blue Planet (album Blue Planet Zikastar re-release with bonus)
  • 1996 – Christmas in Vegas
  • 1996 – Colours of Life
  • 1995 – Blue Planet Zikastar
  • 1991 – Six: Deep in My Heart
  • 1990 – Five
  • 1989 – All My Loving
  • 1988 – Flames of Love
  • 1986 – Contact [#43 Sweden]
  • 1985 – Get Your Kicks [#13 Switzerland, #13 Sweden]

Compilation Albums[edit]

  • 2013 – The Original Maxi-Singles Collection
  • 2013 – Another Side of Fancy – Part 1
  • 2011 – Colours of the 80's
  • 2010 – Fancy & Friends
  • 2010 – Fancy 25th Anniversary Box (5 CD set – the first 5 albums plus bonus tracks)
  • 2009 – I Love Fancy
  • 2009 – Hit Collection
  • 2009 – Disco Forever
  • 2004 – Greatest Hits
  • 2003 – Best Of … Die Hits auf Deutsch
  • 2001 – Fancy for Fans
  • 1998 – Best Of
  • 1998 – Hit Party
  • 1994 – It's Me (The Hits 1984–1994)
  • 1991 – Hooked on a Loop (MC Promo)
  • 1988 – Gold (Remix)
  • 1988 – Gold

Singles[edit]

  • 2008 – "A Voice in the Dark 2008"
  • 2003 – "Hör den Bolero" (Promo Maxi-CD)
  • 2002 – "Pretty Woman"
  • 2001 – "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
  • 2000 – "Megamix 2000"
  • 2000 – "Gimme a Sign"
  • 2000 – "We Can Move a Mountain"
  • 1999 – "How Do You Feel Right Now?"
  • 1999 – "D.I.S.C.O. (Lust for Life)"
  • 1998 – "Long Way to Paradise" (Remix '99)
  • 1998 – "Come Back and Break My Heart"
  • 1998 – "Slice Me Nice '98"
  • 1998 – "Mega-Mix '98"

Germany #20

  • 1998 – "Flames of Love '98"
  • 1998 – "Flames of Love" (re-release)
  • 1996 – "Colours of Life"
  • 1996 – "Deep Blue Sky"
  • 1996 – "The Big Dust" (Remix)
  • 1995 – "I Can Give You Love"
  • 1995 – "Again & Again"
  • 1994 – "Beam Me Up"
  • 1994 – "Long Way to Paradise"
  • 1993 – "Love Has Called Me Home"
  • 1993 – "No Way Out"
  • 1991 – "Fools Cry Rap"
  • 1990 – "When Guardian Angels Cry"
  • 1989 – "All My Loving"/"Running Man"

Finland #16

  • 1989 – "Angel Eyes"

Finland #13

  • 1989 – "No Tears"

Germany #44

  • 1988 – "Fools Cry"

Germany #18, Spain #15, Finland #13

  • 1988 – "Flames of Love"

Austria #13, Germany #14, Spain #13

  • 1987 – "China Blue"

Spain #35, Germany #50

  • 1987 – "Raving Queen" (only released in Denmark)
  • 1987 – "Latin Fire"

Switzerland #11, Germany #24

  • 1986 – "Lady of Ice"

Sweden #17 sales #14 radio, Switzerland #18, Germany #13, Finland #26

  • 1985 – "Bolero (Hold Me in Your Arms Again)"

Belgium #17, Sweden #11 sales #4 radio, The Netherlands #18, Spain #6, Portugal #2, Finland #9

  • 1985 – "Check It Out"

USA Hot Dance Music #13 club play #48 maxi-singles sales

  • 1985 – "L.A.D.Y O."
  • 1984 – "Get Lost Tonight"

Switzerland #19, Germany #31

  • 1984 – "Chinese Eyes"19

Austria #17, Switzerland #9, Germany #9, USA Hot Dance/Club Play #2, France #82, Sweden #3 radio, Finland #23, USA Hot Dance Music #2 club play #7 maxi-singles sales

  • 1984 – "Slice Me Nice"

Austria #2, Sweden #7 sales #2 radio, Switzerland #9, Germany #11

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