Saturday, October 9, 2010

Q-Feel

Q-Feel was a synth-pop group from England that consisted of singer\bass guitarist Martin Page, singer\guitarist Brian Fairweather, drummer Trevor Thornton and background vocalist\keyboardist Chris Richardson.
Trevor Thornton was in the rock band, Asia and also in bands Walk on Fire, Saxon, and One Nation. In 1981, they released their first single "Doctor on the Radio."
It wasn't until 1982 that Q-Feel scored a hit with their song, "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)." The song was an entry in the 1982 "A Song For Europe" which is the U.K.'s pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest where it finished in 6th place.

In the U.S., the song managed to peak at #18 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
A year later in 1983, Q-Feel released their self-titled album on Jive Records. The album produced two more singles "Crossstalk" and "Heroes Never Die" which didn't appear to chart at all. The group split in 1984.

In 1985, "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)" was featured in the movie "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and  included on the movie's soundtrack. In 1989, the song was re-released and it managed to peak at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #44 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

These days, Martin Page continues to be active in the music business. It's unknown what the other members of Q-Feel are up to today.

To see Martin Page's official Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/martinpagemusic

To see a video of Q-Feel performing "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nulE0DomHKM

[updated on 08/02/13]

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