Modern Romance (band) - Post Career

Post Career

After leaving Modern Romance, former lead vocalist Geoff Deane reappeared in 1983 as 'Geoff Deane & The Valley Girls' to release the single "Navy Lark", then again for the solo "What About Romance", and he also wrote "You Think You're A Man" for Divine. Deane later became a scriptwriter and television producer, scripting for television programmes such as Birds of a Feather, Babes in the Wood, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Chef!, Last Man Standing, and A Many-Splintered Thing. In 2005 he wrote the film Kinky Boots starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, and a year later It's a Boy Girl Thing for Elton John's Rocket Pictures.

David Jaymes has since moved into the management and consultancy side of the music industry. He worked as Music Supervisor on the film Fascination (2004 film) (2004) starring Jacqueline Bisset and James Naughton. He has also worked again with John Du Prez, composing music for commercials and feature films. Jaymes has managed artists such as Sinéad O'Connor, Justin Adams, Miles Hunt aka The Wonder Stuff, Republica, and Drum Club. He has also worked as consultant for Harry Nilsson, Jimmy Webb, George Fenton, and Chuck Mangione. In 2010, he worked with a host of musicians on the Haiti Earthquake disaster single (a cover version of "I Put a Spell on You"), including Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde, and Johnny Depp.

In 2001, Andy Kyriacou reformed Modern Romance with a new line-up, joining the burgeoning British 80s revival scene. The new line-up featured no original band members ( Kyriacou himself had first appeared on the Modern Romance single, "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey", though had remained their drummer until the band split in 1985). In 2002, the new line-up released the album Back on Track, which consisted mostly of re-recorded Modern Romance hits. Back on Track was also released as Moves 2 Fast, with a slightly different track listing. In their latest guise, Modern Romance continue to play the 1980s festival circuit, and appeared as the opening act at the 2010 Rewind Festival in Henley-on-Thames, which also included Boy George, Rick Astley, Level 42, T'Pau, Kajagoogoo and Heaven 17. On their official website, the band announced they were recording a new album in 2010/2011, though nothing has yet materialised.

2012 saw the band play "Let's Rock The Moor", a boutique festival in Cookham in Berkshire with other 1980s acts including Go West, Toyah, Nick Heyward and Billy Ocean. During their set they aired one of the new songs "Rhythm Is My Lover" from the forth coming album, "The 7th Day" (penned by Kyriacou and Pinto), which is believed to be the first single from the new body of work. In an interview on BBC radio in April 2012 with veteran DJ Dave Cash, Andy and Pete played an acoustic track live on air "Tell Me Now" also from the forth coming album, and promised that the new material would be out at the end of the year.

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