Clive Farrington of When In Rome
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Clive Farrington of When In Rome

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1985 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1985
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"Clive Farrington original lead vocalist for When In Rome"

Clive Farrington – Profile
1980 -2000: Signed to Virgin Records USA – Writer / Founder / Lead vocal for band ‘When in Rome’
Wednesday 29th July 2015: Opened for Spandau Ballet at The Pacific Amphitheatre at Orange County Fairgrounds to 18,000 people introduced by Richard Blade.
Come encore time, Spandau Ballet delivered the epic grandeur of “Through the Barricades,” which Hadley described as “a real Romeo and Juliet love story.” He sang it with dramatic gestures and Kemp capped it off with an amazing weepy guitar solo. They finished with an ebullient electric reprise of the smash “Gold.”
Opening the show was SiriusXM 1st Wave/Jack FM deejay Richard Blade, who tested the audience’s knowledge of 1980s lyrics for concert tickets and seat upgrades. He also surprised people by bringing out When in Rome’s Clive Farrington to sing his 1988 dance chart topper “The Promise.”
Albums: ‘When In Rome’ recorded at the Powerplant, London UK with producer Ben Rogan who had just completed the Diamond Life (as engineer) album for Sade with Robin Millar. Vocals completed at Linford Manor, Milton Keynes, UK. A further 3 tracks were recorded with Richard James Burgess at Hollywood Studios, Pasadena and Sound Control, Santa Monica. Michael Brauer and I mixed the album at Quad Studios New York.
Hit Record: ‘The Promise’ – No. 1 on US Dance Chart and No. 10 on US Hot 100 – Over 10m hits on YouTube!
‘INDEPENDENCE’ recorded with film score writer, Jon Brooks at his private studio in Manchester, UK.
Two successful tours of the US
Successful tour of Brazil
Successful tours of the Philippines and Europe
In 2004 The Promise is used as the end theme for successful movie ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Winner - Sundance Film Festival and MTV Film of the Year. Movie costs $600,000USD to make and has grossed $50MUSD to date.
2011 – Successful summer tour of the USA with A Flock of Seagulls, Berlin, Gene Loves Jezebel, Animotion, Bow Wow Wow and Boys Don’t Cry on the Lost 80’s Tour.
2012 – Successful summer tour of the USA with A Flock of Seagulls, Escape Club, Gene Loves Jezebel, Animotion, Boys Don’t Cry and Motels on the Lost 80’s Tour.
2013 - Successful summer tour of the USA with A Flock of Seagulls, Animotion, Bow Wow Wow, Naked Eyes, John Waite on the Lost 80’s Tour. Headline at Hangar 27, Tijuana, Mexico. Wrote a song called ‘Stripped’ with Mexican Mega Star, Aleks Syntek for forthcoming ‘Legends’ album. Opened for Erasure, Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, and Flock of Seagulls to sell out crowd of 20,000 at Palacio de Desportes, Mexico City. Co-wrote main theme ‘Glittering Heights’ with Aleks Syntek for forthcoming movie ‘El Americano’.
2014 – One month Tour of the Philippines – When In Rome.
Sang ‘The Promise’ live at a special showing of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ at the Castro Theatre, San Francisco with lead actor Jon Heder in attendance.
Met with the cast and crew of the movie ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ at LACMA, Bing Theatre, CA on the 10-year anniversary special blu ray showing.
Worked with: Craig Logan (Bros, Kim Appleby - Kim Appleby mixes) - John McGeoch (Magazine, Armoury Show, PiL, Siouxie & the Banshees - Pacific Project) - Paul Young (Sad Cafe, Mike & the Mechanics - solo project) - John Keeble (Spandau Ballet - Pacific Project) - Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17 - Pacific Project) - Matt Rowe (East 17, Spice Girls, Sophie Ellis Bexter - Keyboards WIR Brazil Tour 1994) - Richard James Burgess (Landscape - pre-production & production, WIR) George Borowski, Chris Sant - Beau Leisure, David Powell - Beau Leisure, Lord Snowden - Beau Leisure, David Eley - TGM Mastering, Jon Brooks, Aleks Syntek, Steve Bartek (Oingo Boingo), Sam Phipps (Oingo Boingo), Richard Blade, Spandau Ballet. -


Still working on that hot first release.


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