Feargal Sharkey

Feargal Sharkey

Real Name:
Sean Feargal Sharkey
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Sean Feargal Sharkey was born on 13 August 1958 in Londonderry (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
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Feargal Sharkey Discography

Albums

VNC 5074 Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey (Album) Virgin VNC 5074 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
605469 Feargal Sharkey Wish (Album) Virgin, Virgin 605469 Portugal 1988 Sell This Version
VNC 5194 Feargal Sharkey Songs From The Mardi Gras (Album) Virgin VNC 5194 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
1C 038 15 7643 1, 038 15 7643 1 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

Singles & EPs

601 536, 601 536-213 Feargal Sharkey Listen To Your Father (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 601 536, 601 536-213 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
602 084, 602 084-213 Feargal Sharkey You Little Thief (Single, Maxi) Virgin 602 084, 602 084-213 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
VS 808 Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart (Single, Maxi) Virgin VS 808 UK 1985 Sell This Version
VSY 770 Feargal Sharkey Loving You (Single) Virgin VSY 770 UK 1985 Sell This Version
VS879 Feargal Sharkey It's All Over Now(7") Virgin VS879 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
EMI-1800 The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey - Save Me (Single) Ardeck EMI-1800 Australia & New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
602 071 Feargal Sharkey Someone To Somebody (Single) Virgin 602 071 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
JBV 275 Culture Club / Feargal Sharkey Culture Club / Feargal Sharkey - Move Away / A Good Heart(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 275 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
PR 2260 Feargal Sharkey If This Is Love (Single) Virgin PR 2260 US 1988 Sell This Version
505528 Feargal Sharkey More Love (Single, Maxi) Virgin 505528 Portugal 1988 Sell This Version
VST 1051 Feargal Sharkey Out Of My System (Single) Virgin VST 1051 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VS 1294 Feargal Sharkey I've Got News For You (Single) Virgin, Virgin VS 1294 UK 1991 Sell This Version
114 327 Feargal Sharkey Women & I (Single) Virgin 114 327 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
VSC 1367 Feargal Sharkey To Miss Someone (Single, Maxi) Virgin VSC 1367 UK 1991 Sell This Version
HEYMRDJ 1 Feargal Sharkey Cry Like A Rainy Day(7", Promo) Virgin HEYMRDJ 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

TC-EMS 1172 The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey The Undertones Featuring Feargal Sharkey - Cher O'Bowlies - The Pick Of The Undertones(Cass, Comp) EMI, Ardeck TC-EMS 1172 UK 1986 Sell This Version

Videos

VVC 118 Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey(VHS, PAL) Virgin Music Video VVC 118 UK 1986 Sell This Version