Gary Phelan
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Gary Phelan

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Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Jun
12
Gary Phelan @ Jam by the lake

Durham, None, United Kingdom

Durham, None, United Kingdom

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IT has been six years since Gary Phelan sang his 21-year-old heart out to the nation on the BBC1 talent show, Fame Academy.

The Cramlington-born singer made it to the all-important live shows and stayed there for three weeks, thanks to his singing and songwriting skills, as well as his blue eyes, we wouldn’t wonder.

Anyway, since his exit from the show (the now anonymous Alex Parks was crowned winner of the series). Gary – who narrowly missed getting a place in McFly don’t you know – has been working on his own material... even using the world-famous Guy Chambers (who was Robbie Williams’ writing partner for years and has since worked with pretty much any big pop act you’d care to name) as a sounding board.

He has also been working and managing bars in Newcastle (Madame Koo’s at the moment) since returning from a stint in London.

Now he’s ready to let the wider world hear what he’s been up to, with his debut single, Find Love, available to download now.

He’s also playing three consecutive Newcastle dates, starting tonight at The Cluny 2 in the Ouseburn. Tomorrow he’ll play World Headquarters, and on Friday, he’ll be at Mr Lynch’s in Jesmond.

:: Visit www.myspace.com/garyphelan to hear examples of what will be in store
- Newcastle Journal


"Gary Phelan and his band describe themselves as 'poppy'. In fact they are far stronger than this word implies. Pop can be slight and shallow. Songs such as 'My Star' and 'Shattering of the Ego' proved to be no such thing - instead revealing a depth that the audience really connected with. The Joe Jackson cover was an inspired contrast and "Alarm Bells"- a piano track-further displayed their versatility.

Phelan is influenced by Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, Bono, Incubus and in particular by Ben Harper yet he appears to have recognised and reacted to the edginess within these musicians and has begun to adapt it to his own personal style. Considering that this was the band's first performance of these types of songs, they hit the ground running. Phelan's charm and sense of humour-'you can't rap in Geordie"- a compliment to Gecko - helped to heighten the impression of a strong, confident performer.

myspace.com/lisaparker2" - lisa parker - www.bandrepublic.com


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