Connie Filapello with Mick Karn
Thanks to Paul @ The Japan Website for the pic!
First got a job in the music industry as the switchboard operator in Japan's
office in 1978 - her boyfriend Richard Chadwick asked his business partner
Simon Napier-Bell to take her on. After one day he fired her; Connie begged
him for another chance and stated that she could get some publicity for the
group. She promptly went out and secured Japan a 5 page article in The
Sunday Times Magazine, and was kept on as the group's publicist. From that
point on she went from strength to strength, coming up with publicity stunts
like David Sylvian being "the most beautiful man in the world" etc. She
later went on to be a spokesperson for many top artists including George
Michael and Mariah Carey.
As far as recording goes, as far as I know, she only ever provided vocals
for Gary Numan and the album "Out Of Reach"(1982) by Akira Mitake, which was
produced by Richard Barbieri from Japan.
-Paul Rymer, The JAPAN website:
|Gary Numan - Boys Like Me (album track from "Dance")||1981||Beggar's Banquet|
|Akira Mitake - Out Of Reach (album)||1982||?|
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