Siobhan Fahey

(Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey)

Siobhan Fahey
Siobhan Fahey
  • Born: September 10, 1958
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Musician, Producer, Singer-songwriter, DJ









Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey is an Irish singer and musician, whose vocal range is a light contralto. She was a founding member of the 1980s British girl group Bananarama, who had several top 10 hits including the US number one hit single "Venus". She later formed the Brit Award- and Ivor Novello Award-winning musical act Shakespears Sister, who had a UK number one hit with the 1992 single "Stay". Fahey joined the other original members of Bananarama for a 2017 tour.

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Bananarama were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press.
Being a woman is really crap.
Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
Fashion goes round in circles.
I absolutely hate Take That, East 17, the Spice Girls.
I can't remember what the last film I saw was, as I can't smoke or drink in cinemas.
I come from the home-grown punk ethic, where it doesn't matter if you can't play a note, it's how you communicate.
I consider the Stooges to be pop music. Music, Chants & Rapps
I have a naturally camp sensibility and a camp sense of humour. I love the icons that gay people love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It's my fascination, my ongoing passion. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love. Yeah right, how do you get that? Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;War & Peace
I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never belonged anywhere. I just felt like a creature from another planet.
I really, really love music. I'm affected by it and uplifted by it, and made to laugh and cry, and almost fall in love with the person who has made me feel so brilliant and communicated so profoundly to me. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I watched my mother waste her life on housework and swore I'd never do that. Dave does the cooking. Life
If you suffer from depression, anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it's the only thing that can save you. Life
If you're a musician and an artist, you don't just stop.
I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own.
I'm a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I'm just a pathetic case history, really. History
I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith, but I'm a massive pop fan. I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm quite repulsed by the diva type.
I'm still grappling with all the things most people resolve by the time they're 35. Maybe that's why I make music that is relevant to young people. I'm emotionally stuck at the age of 13. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
It's refreshing to hear something that's pop but doesn't sound like Britney Spears.
It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word.
I've always been an outsider; a displaced person.
I've always craved to belong to somewhere, but I never have and never will.
I've seen many of my contemporaries become superstars, and the way fame and fortune starts to really affect the way they treat other people, and I think it's ugly.
Life is a process of working out what's not working for you and disentangling yourself from it and trying then not walk into the same thing again. Watching your patterns and correcting them if you can. Life
Most of my life I've had long periods of feeling down and lost. That's why every five years or so I've smashed my life to pieces and started again. Life
Music is a gut thing. You're working in a medium which is more in touch with the primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There's a congregation. Music, Chants & Rapps
No stranger ever comes up and talks to me. I'm the invisible woman.
Pop music allows you to be who you are without having to wear a social uniform or to conform, which some people find impossible to do. Music, Chants & Rapps
The ultimate revenge is being on Top Of The Pops.
There's a lot of rage... you have to express it somehow. If I didn't express it in song, I'd become incredibly violent.
They said I was a married mother of two but the record sounded like an indie album and they didn't know how to market it! This country is incredibly sexist, as is the music and media industry. Music, Chants & Rapps
This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.
We were signed to a label that wanted us to remain little girls who appealed to other little girls, who were cute and non-threatening.
When do you know you're insane? And when do you known you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
You put something you like on really loud, and you feel godlike.