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Floy Joy

Floy Joy

Floy Joy


Floy Joy was a Synthpop band formed in Sheffield which recorded two albums and had minor success with a small few singles. The band formed in 1983, consisting of Elana Harris, Michael Ward and Shaun Ward. This line-up released only one single that year titled "Answer Through Me", produced by Andy Hernandez. By 1984, Elana Harris was replaced by Carroll Thompson. The group released three singles, with two of the three being minor hits in the UK. "Until You Come Back to Me" peaked at #91 whilst "Operator" peaked at #86. Read more on Last.fm
Floy Joy was a Synthpop band formed in Sheffield which recorded two albums and had minor success with a small few singles. The band formed in 1983, consisting of Elana Harris, Michael Ward and Shaun Ward. This line-up released only one single that year titled "Answer Through Me", produced by Andy Hernandez. By 1984, Elana Harris was replaced by Carroll Thompson. The group released three singles, with two of the three being minor hits in the UK. "Until You Come Back to Me" peaked at #91 whilst "Operator" peaked at #86.

The album which the singles came from was released that year titled "Into the Hot", produced by Don Was. The album peaked at #40 in New Zealand. After the album, Thompson and Shaun Ward subsequently left the band, leaving Michael Ward to draft singer Desy Campbell and bassist/drum programmer/co-writer Robert E. Clarke and put together a new all-male Floy Joy. An album came out in 1986 titled "Weak in the Presence of Beauty, which was also produced by Don Was, like the last album.

Although the album was overall unsuccessful, the lead single, also called "Weak in the Presence of Beauty" peaked at #85 in the UK. The song was later covered by Alison Moyet which became a large European hit. The group split shortly after due to the commercial failure of the album. By 1990, Shaun Ward and Desy Campbell worked under the name "Everyday People" with Paul Dolby, releasing one album titled "You Wash... I'll Dry".

Two singles in 1990 were minor hits in the UK, "Headline News" peaked at #99 and "I Guess It Doesn't Matter" peaked at #93. Members 1983 Elana Harris - vocals Michael Ward - horns Shaun Ward - keyboards, guitar 1984 Carroll Thompson - vocals Michael Ward - horns Shaun Ward - keyboards, guitar 1985 Desy Campbell - vocals Michael Ward - horns Rob Clarke - keyboards, bass guitar Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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