Ricky Gervais in the 1980s - Seona Dancing
For those of you who might not know yet, Ricky Gervais was part of a pop duo from 1982 to 1984 called 'Seona Dancing' (shawn-uh, not see-own-ah). They released two singles ("More to Lose" and "Bitter Heart" - both wide b-sides) in the UK that climbed to numbers 117 and 70 on the charts, before they dropped into obscurity. However, in 1985 a DJ in the Philippines started playing "More to Lose", and it rocketed to the top of the Filipino music charts. According to the All Music Guide, "In one part of the world, Seona Dancing's "More to Lose" became an '80s anthem as ubiquitous as Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."
With stories like that, pictures like this, and videos like these, this website continues to make my jaw drop in shock. I still can't believe that's Gervais at times, but I'm sure he got a wealth of material from these days to work with. Remember when David Brent released his own version of "If You Don't Know Me By Now" with his settlement money? Let alone all the times he breaks the guitar out.
Obsessive Seona fan Tania has built the entire website out of love, and she deserves to be commended. If nothing more than for finding these photos, and making me realize that Gervais looks a bit like a woman in these photos.