Posts Tagged ‘seona dancing’

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ricky Gervais (But Were Afraid to Google)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ricky Gervais

*Updated June 2012*

If you look around CoF you can find loads of Ricky Gervais related news. To save you some time I have put together the top stories we have on Gervais including great stories, links to videos, and more.  It might take up most of your afternoon if you’re not careful.  Visit Ricky’s blog for more!  Keep it here for Ricky Gervais Week III for more!

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Ricky Gervais’ 80s Band, Seona Dancing

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Seona Dancing [pronounced Shawna] was a 1980s British pop group (formed in 82) best known for providing Ricky Gervais with his first taste of fame. The group clearly took from David Bowie [scene from Extras here], one of Gervais’ heroes.  The band was formed by aspiring pop stars Bill Macrae and Ricky Gervais.

Seona Dacing Ricky Gervais

Bill & Gervais

Their single “More to Lose”, released in 1983, only made it to number 70 on the UK charts, and the band quickly disbanded in 1984.  Bill Macrae faded into obscurity, but years later Ricky Gervais found new fame as the co-writer and star of the hit BBC comedy The Office among other things we will get to.  Video after the jump. (more…)