Feargal Sharkey

Real Name:
Sean Feargal Sharkey
Profile:
Sean Feargal Sharkey was born on 13 August 1958 in Derry (Northern Ireland)

He found fame as the lead singer of the Undertones, whose singles provided some of the best punk-pop of the late 70's. The band eventually fell apart in 1983, after which Sharkey teamed up with Vince Clarke in a one-off project called "The Assembly". The plaintive "Never Never" single that came out of it was a massive hit which enabled Feargal Sharkey to show the power of his distinctive vocal style. In 1984 he recorded the underrated "Listen To Your Father", followed in 1985 by his biggest success, "A Good Heart". This insistent tune established him as a potential major act, soon followed by "You Little Thief" and Sharkey's debut album, eventually produced by Eurythmics composer David A. Stewart.

Sharkey decided then to move to America to record a disappointing "Wish" album.
A long-delayed third album called "Songs From The Mardi Gras" definitely drifted him away from the mainstream

1993 saw him as A&R Manager for Polydor Records. He became afterwards Managing Director for EXP Ltd before being a member of the Radio Authority in 1998.
He eventually turned down the opportunity to rejoin his former colleagues when the Undertones re-formed in the late 90s.

He holds since January 2004 the position of chairman of the Live Music Forum, which is a government task force set up to promote live music and monitor the introduction of the new Licensing Act
Sites:
In Groups:
Variations:

Artist

Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Albums

TC-V-2360 Feargal Sharkey — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey (Album) Virgin, Virgin TC-V-2360 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
none Wish — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Wish (Album) Virgin none UK 1987 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
VNC 5194 Songs From The Mardi Gras — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Songs From The Mardi Gras (Album) Virgin VNC 5194 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
1C 038 15 7643 1, 038 15 7643 1 Hypnotised — Feargal Sharkey The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey - Hypnotised(LP, Album, RE) EMI, Ardeck 1C 038 15 7643 1, 038 15 7643 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Singles & EPs

JAZZ 1 Listen To Your Father — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Listen To Your Father (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin JAZZ 1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
VS1290 A Good Heart — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart (Single, Maxi) Virgin VS1290 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
530705 Loving You — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Loving You (Single) Virgin 530705 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
VS 840 You Little Thief — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey You Little Thief (Single, Maxi) Virgin VS 840 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
VS879, VS 879 It's All Over Now — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey It's All Over Now(7", Single, Ltd) Virgin, Virgin VS879, VS 879 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
12 ARDS 14 Save Me — Feargal Sharkey The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey - Save Me (Single) Ardeck 12 ARDS 14 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
602 071, 602 071-213 Someone To Somebody — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Someone To Somebody (Single) Virgin 602 071, 602 071-213 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
JBV 275 Move Away / A Good Heart — Feargal Sharkey Culture Club / Feargal Sharkey Culture Club / Feargal Sharkey - Move Away / A Good Heart(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 275 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
VS 99212 More Love — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey More Love (Single, Maxi) Virgin VS 99212 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
PR 2260 If This Is Love — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey If This Is Love (Single) Virgin PR 2260 US 1988 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
VS 741 Out Of My System — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Out Of My System (Single) Virgin VS 741 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
114 327 Women & I — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Women & I (Single) Virgin, Virgin 114 327 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
VSC 1367 To Miss Someone — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey To Miss Someone (Single, Maxi) Virgin VSC 1367 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
VS 1294 I've Got News For You — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey I've Got News For You (Single) Virgin, Virgin VS 1294 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
HEYMRDJ 1 Cry Like A Rainy Day — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Cry Like A Rainy Day(7", Single, Promo) Virgin HEYMRDJ 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
862 298-7, PCE 7 1 Be Still — Feargal Sharkey Peace Together, Peter Gabriel, Sinéad O'Connor, Feargal Sharkey Peace Together, Peter Gabriel, Sinéad O'Connor, Feargal Sharkey - Be Still (Single, Maxi) Island Records, Island Records 862 298-7, PCE 7 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Compilations

056-2610161 Cher O'Bowlies (The Pick Of The Undertones) — Feargal Sharkey The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey - Cher O'Bowlies (The Pick Of The Undertones) (Comp) EMI 056-2610161 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Videos

VVC 118 Feargal Sharkey — Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey Virgin Music Video VVC 118 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Miscellaneous

none Feargal Sharkey Wish(Cass, Smplr) Virgin none UK 1988 Sell This Version