More To Lose – Seona Dancing


Seona Dancing (left: Ricky Gervais)

Year: 1983
Artist: Seona Dancing
Hit Song: Bitter Heart
Album:  Seona Dancing

New wave is synonymous with the song ‘More to Lose’ by Seona Dancing. My friends and I are in awed of this song. You’re never ‘in’ if you haven’t heard the tune and memorized the poetic lyrics. Its piano intro in ostinato became the soundtrack of countless high school dances. Who would have thought that the man behind this 80′s hit has seven BAFTA Awards, four British Comedy Awards, three Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Apart from this, has three sell-out stand-up comedy tours and written the best-selling Flanimals book series. I have seen most of his film- Stardust, Night at the Museum and Ghost Town, in which he assumes the leading role. He also played the main character in The Office as David Brent. Ricky Dene Gervais, born 25 June 1961 is an English comedian, author, actor, director, producer, screenwriter and former pop musician.

In his final year in 1983 as a student at UCL, Gervais and his friend Bill Macrae formed a pop duo, Seona Dancing named after a friend and fellow student Seona Myerscough. They were signed by record label London Records, which released two of their singles—”More to Lose” and “Bitter Heart”.