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FUN FACTORY – is a German eurodance group formed in 1990 and produced by Team 33 (Luis Rodriguez, Ambrogio Crotti, Bülent Aris) for LR Musikproduktion GmbH Germany. The original members were: Toni Cottura, Rodney Hardison (Rod D), Stephan Browarczyk (Steve), Marie-Anett Mey as stage “actor” and Balca Tözün as female vocalist in the studio.The group reached massive success throughout the 90’s.
Their very first singles were “Fun Factory’s Theme” (1990) and “Groove Me” (1993).
Fun Factory released their debut album “Nonstop” in 1994. With next single “Close to You” became their first chart success peaking #1 at the Canadian Dance chart. Follow up singles were “Take Your Chance” and “Pain” being chart hits as well, peaking #18 and #24 in the German Single chart respectively.
In 1995, the band released their singles “I Wanna B With U“, “Celebration” and the Manfred Mann cover version retitled and shortened “Do wah Diddy“, all chart hits, peaking #11, #12 and #6 in the German Single chart.
Then Fun Factory released their second studio album “Fun-Tastic”. By this time they began to become more popular throughout Europe and even saw some of their songs to chart in the USA and Canada. The follow up single release was “Don’t Go Away” becoming their yet last moderate chart success. It was also the last single to be promoted by the band as a quartet, when Cottura left the band. As a trio, the group released two more further singles, the ballad “I Love You” and “Oh Yeah Yeah (I Like It)“.
In 1997, a Fun Factory “Greatest Hits” album has been released to end up the chapter.
In 1998, a Fun Factory spin-off came around with an all-new line-up, first comprising singer Lian Ross as female vocalist in the studio, Anett Möller as stage “actor” and rappers: T-Roc/Tiger One (Terrance Lamont Croom) Alfonso Losa-Eser and Alexander Walser from Liechtenstein.
Their studio album “Next Generation“, has been released in 1999 and sold over 100,000 copies, along with the singles “Party with Fun Factory“, “Sha-La-La-La-La” and “Wish“.
In 2002, New Fun Factory’s studio album “ABC of Music” came up with the moderate success and the group was soon dissolved.
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