Seona Dancing, 1983. L-R: Bill Macrae, Ricky Gervais
|Genres||New wave, synthpop|
|Past members||Ricky Gervais
In 1982, in his final year as a student at UCL, Ricky Gervais and his friend Bill Macrae formed Seona Dancing, with Macrae writing the tunes and playing keyboards, and Gervais writing and singing the lyrics. After recording a sixteen-song demo tape, they were signed by London Records, which released two of their singles: "More to Lose" and "Bitter Heart". The singles failed to break the Top 40, according to The Independent; "More to Lose" charting at position 117 and "Bitter Heart" charting at 79 on the UK Singles Chart. After the lacklustre performance of their two singles, the band split up in 1984.
Popularity in the Philippines
In 1985, a radio station in Metro Manila, Philippines, DWRT-FM (Then known as 99.5 RT, now 99.5 Play FM), started playing a song billed as "Fade" by Medium (also billed as "Medium" by Fade), which quickly became a favourite of many Filipino teenagers. DWRT-FM had mistaken the song title and artist name which prevented anyone from finding the record and playing it themselves. Additionally, to stop other radio stations from recording it and playing it, DWRT-FM inserted a station I.D. midway through the track. Eventually, another radio station revealed the identity of the song as "More to Lose" by Seona Dancing.
- 1983 – "More to Lose" b/w "You're on My Side" (7" and 12" singles)
- 1983 – "Bitter Heart" b/w "Tell Her" (7" and 12" singles) – UK No. 79