December 5, 2004

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Artist: Feehan, Tim




Born: 1957

Edmonton, Alberta native Feehan perfected his musical skills by writing songs and recording demos while getting his BA in sociology at the University of Alberta. Feehan began in bands early on but it wasn't until 1979 when of his college bands, Footloose, started making waves on the Western dance scene that things began to take off. In 1980 their debut album yielded the hit "Leaving For Maui" which went Top-10 for several weeks in Canada. The band released several more singles over 1980 and 1981 with Feehan leaving shortly thereafter to pursue a solo career.

He continued his tenure as a solo artist with Mustard Records but it wasn't until 1983's duet with Vikki Moss on "Never Say Die" that he managed a #1 hit single on Adult Contemporary radio. He also won the Alberta Recording Association Songwriting competition. The prize was a recording session with producer David Foster.

In 1984, Feehan recorded a single, "Read Between The Lines" that was recorded by David Foster with Steve Lukather on guitar and Fee Waybill doing backing vocals. Feehan then went to Los Angeles hot on the heals of winning the David Foster Songwriting Competition for the song "Where's The Fire?". Los Angeles music types seemed unimpressed, but in 1986 he convinced Scotti Bros. records his value as a songwriter/performer.

Foster produced Feehan's self-titled debut and then decided to use him as the lead singer for a the David Foster World Tour '87 because Peter Cetera was unavailable. The tour included a 5-date tour Japan where Feehan was mobbed by fans because his solo videos were being aired on Japanese TV as part of the promotion of Foster's tour and Scotti Bros. push for Feehan's solo album.

He moved to LA and soon attracted the attention of producers of the Charlie Sheen movie 'The Wraith' and they loved his song "Where's The Fire?" so much it became the title theme of the movie in 1987.

Meanwhile Feehan continued his own tour opening shows for Larry Gowan and sang in front of 60,000 people in Vancouver during a celebration for athlete Rick Hanson.

He did the same for the unveiling of a bronze statue in honour of Wayne Gretzky in 1989 and sang an original song, "The Memories Will Last Forever", just for the occasion.

By 1990 he had switched to MCA Records and released 'Full Contact' with producer Brian "Too Loud" McLeod (Headpins, Chilliwack). The single "Heart In Pieces" featured The Tubes' Prairie Prince on drums and a Richard Marx on backing vocals.

Tim has spent the last 12 years in Los Angeles running a production company, that among other acts, has produced the singer Tiffany.

with notes from Tim Feehan, Terry Medd, Jeroen Bakker, Don Palmer and Michael Gabriel.




Singles
1981 Backseat, Backbeat/Tell Us Your Name (Mustard/RCA) M-134
1981 Go Ahead And Break My Heart/Sneak Preview (Mustard/RCA) M-137
1981 Try Harder/Friday Night (Mustard/RCA) M-140
1983 Never Say Die (Mustard/RCA) [duet with Vikki Moss]
1984 Read Between The Lines
1986 Stop The Madness (Mustard/RCA)
1987 Where's The Fire? (Scotti Bros./CBS) 650320-7
1987 Listen For The Heartbeat/Isolation (Scotti Bros./CBS) ZS4-06693
1987 Mean Streak/Vanna (Scotti Bros./CBS) E4-3012
1990 Heart In Pieces (MCA) 89053

with FOOTLOOSE
1979 Leavin' For Maui/Dancin' Feeling (Mustard/RCA) M-123
1980 Time Is Right (Mustard/RCA)
1980 Jamie (Mustard/RCA)
1981 Who's Lovin Her Now/Betty-Lou (Mustard/RCA) M-144

Albums
1981 Sneak Preview (Mustard/RCA) M-1004
1983 Carmalita (Mustard/RCA) M-1011
1987 Tim Feehan (Scotti Bros./CBS) 40592
1990 Full Contact (MCA) 10069
1999 Pray For Rain (MTM - Germany)
2003 Tracks I Forgot About (MTM - Germany) 4001617595428

with FOOTLOOSE
1980 Footloose (Mustard/RCA)  M-1003

Video
1986 Stop The Madness 1990 Heart In Pieces

Compilation Tracks
1987 "Where's The Fire?" on 'The Wraith' (???) - soundtrack
1989 "Dirty Love" on 'License To Kill' (MCA) MCAD-6307 - soundtrack






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