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'Right Said Fred going down very well here, so much love coming through for the guys'
Chris Evans / BBC Radio 2
'There's a lot of love for Right Fred out there and lot of people enjoying the new single. Sweet Treats . . . it was indeed'
Ken Bruce / BBC Radio 2
'Fred provides some stellar guitar (he is one of the most underrated guitarists/musicians I can think of)...It is astounding work' The Spill Magazine
'Exactly!' brings the past, present and future together in one nice little package. And it is quite fabulous.' Alliance Entertaintment
NEW SINGLE - SWEET TREATS
Richard and Fred Fairbrass - never ones to take time out, have been back in Abbey Road Studios recording some new tracks, with a new album on the horizon for early next year!
Right Said Fred need no introduction, but in case you have been living under a rock for the past 25 years, to your left you will find a playlist of some sound clips of some of Right Said Fred's most popular numbers including 'I'm Too Sexy', 'Deeply Dippy' and 'You're My Mate'...
RIGHT SAID FRED - NIGHT OF THE LIVING FRED | INTERVIEW
I'm TOO SEXY
You're My Mate
Stand up (for the champions)
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Press release updated November 2016
Fred and brother Richard were born into a very normal and stable family of 4 and spent their childhood growing up in East Grinstead - the land of crossed lei lines and Scientology. Unbeknownst to the Fairbrass Family, this part of London had been populated by a large number of musical luminaries like Traffic, Woody Woodmansey and Chas Chandler - all because of the purported spirituality of the town.
Both brothers are self-taught musicians who had an early love of music – introduced to them by Fred working in ‘Grays’ Record store – where they got first dibs on more obscure artists like Captain Beefheart, Greatest show on Earth, Talking Heads and later the emerging pre-punk era in New York which really captured their attention.
The first band they formed was called ‘The Actors’ – a four piece, who toured the UK with Suicide and Joy Division in 1978.
Whilst on the road in the ‘80’s, they caught the eyes of Julian Temple and Rupert Everett, who put Fred up for playing guitar with Dylan and Richard up as a bassist for a number of artists, including a ‘Top of the Pops’ session in the Wag Club in Soho, London, for David Bowie.
In ’89, the Fairbrass brothers returned to London after living in New York. Their first collaboration with Rob Manzoli resulted in the smash hit ‘I’m Too Sexy’ - a gentle swipe at the fashion industry and the birth of the hugely successful Right Said Fred. The boys played the track to an independent radio promotions team who loved it, got some plays on Simon Bates popular Radio One show and the rest, as they say, is history.
‘I’m Too Sexy’ spent in excess of 6 weeks at the top of the charts and then a further incredible 4 months in the UK top 10, charting at No.1 in an amazing 32 countries including the US.
‘Don’t Talk Just Kiss’, their second single, reached Christmas No.3 in ‘91 and had unprecedented simultaneous Global chart success, reaching No.1 on the US dance chart. ‘Deeply Dippy’, the bands 3rd single was the Fred’s first UK No.1 smash. Their debut album ‘Up’ entered the UK album charts also at No.1 and was an instant platinum success.
The band toured the US, Japan, Australia and Europe and ‘Up’ sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide, collecting 2 Ivor Novello’s for ‘I’m Too Sexy’ and ‘Deeply Dippy’ and a Brit Nomination for Best British Act along the way.
In ‘93 the Fred’s released ‘Stick it Out’ for Comic Relief and their second album ‘Sex and Travel’ received glowing reviews - particularly from the US and quickly hit a million sales. The 3 real highlights for the band that year, in no particular order, were; playing The Royal Variety Performance, meeting the Queen and Richard being voted as ‘Rear of the Year’ in Smash Hits magazine.
‘94 saw the release of their 3 rd album ‘Smashing’ on their own label imprint with the first two singles ‘Big Time’ and ‘Living on a Dream’ top 10 hits. The Fred’s once again hit the road.
In 2000 Right Said Fred signed to BMG Berlin and a year later released ‘You’re my Mate’. This reached No.4 in Germany and hit the Top 20 in the UK. It was also the official song for the South African Rugby Team. This was followed by the album ‘Fredhead’ which entered the charts at No.2 achieving gold status.
Their second BMG album ‘Stand Up’ also rapidly achieved gold status and their first No.1 in Japan. ‘Stand Up’ also became another sports anthem both in Europe and the US with the Cincinnati Wild Cats adopting the song after winning the NFL in 2003. They were special guests on German superstar Nena’s Tour and performed at the 2006 World Cup opening ceremony in front of 200,000 people and played to an insane 300 million people for the Bollywood Awards – making them celebrities in all corner UK stores… Tom Hanks performed a hilarious version ‘Please don’t cut my Testicles’ a tribute to RSF on Saturday Night Live, they were featured guests on ‘Good Morning America’ part of a VH1 feature with Meatloaf – ‘Rock and a Hard Place’.
‘I’m a Celebrity’ the Fred’s 6th studio album was released in 2008 with the title track hitting top 5 in the U.S.
In 2010 the band had 3 successive Top 10 Dance hits in the US and collaborated with well-known DJ’s such as Raul Rincon, DJ Reza and Klubjumbers. A year later the boys and Dsign Music produced the new single ‘SXAHOLIC’ and performed in The Glass House in Holland for 3FM’s monster fundraiser and appeared on the Ricky Gervais Show. ‘SXAHOLIC’ was the 4 th top 10 hit the boys had in the US Dance and Club charts.
After various TV appearances, including Big Brothers Bit on the Side, The Wright Stuff and Lorraine Kelly; 2013 also saw ‘Raise Your Hands’ become the 5th consecutive Club/Dance hit for the boys in the US.
In 2014 Right Said Fred released ‘Don’t Make Me Laugh’ once again charting top 10 in the US Club/Dance Charts.
In 2015 they also starred in the movie short ‘Meet Pursuit Delange’ as angels (8* IMBD, directed by Howard Webster) and wrote and recorded two songs for the soundtrack. They also recorded tracks for the US comedy/horror film, ‘I Had a Bloody Good Time at House Harker’ (directed by Clayton Cogswell) due out later this year.
They also appeared on TV shows such as ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’, ‘Pointless’ and John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’.
2016 has seen the boys back on TV with Lorraine Kelly & Matthew Wright celebrating 25 years of 'I'm Too Sexy' worldwide global domination as well as setting the foundation for the release of their new album 'Exactly' which is due out early Q1 2017.
First single 'Sweet Treats' is going to radio early January with the video being shot by renowned video director Serkan Nihat.
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