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Fair Warning Biography

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Fair Warning discography

Fair Warning biography

Fair Warning started in 1990, rising from the ashes of a band called Zeno.
We were very lucky with our first demo and got signed to WEA world wide immediately.

The first record was recorded in various studios in Germany and mixed in England in 1991. Fair Warning (that's the title of the first one) was released in 1992. The same year we toured Germany together with Giant and had our own tour in fall of 1992. In October 1992 "Fair Warning" was released very succesfully in Japan. Success in Japan hit us unexpectedly. We were asked to tour in Japan in spring of 1993, which we did and during this tour we recorded a live album.

" Live in Japan" was released as CD video and DVD.

In may of 1993 we toured Switzerland, Austria and Germany together with Bonfire and Victory.

Having mixed the live album in fall we started recording " Rainmaker " at the end of 1993 and finished mixing in September
1994. For whatever reasons WEA decided to release " Rainmaker " by April of 1995.

To promote the new record we did an acoustic tour first. One of these acoustic shows was recorded and later on released as "Live at home".

We toured Germany together with Jimmy Barnes and Japan in summer of 1995. " Rainmaker " went gold in Japan by July of 1995.

In the beginning I said we were lucky being signed to a major record company. Well, we thought we were lucky. Unfortunately a world wide deal with a major record company doesn't mean you will be released world-wide. The only country where we were promoted properly was Japan. After facing ceasing support of WEA in Europe we decided to leave WEA.

New partners were found and new recording-contracts were made. We started recording the third album "Go" in summer of 1996 and finished by January of 1997. "Go" was released in early 1997 in Japan by Zero Cooperation and in spring of 1997 in Europe by BMG/Gun records.

By the end of 1996 drummer CC Behrens left the band and was replaced by Phillippe Candas.

In February of 1996 we did a promo tour and shot the video for "Angels of heaven". In June of 1996 we toured Germany as special guest of Saga. In July we toured Japan.

"Go" went gold in Japan by July of 1997.

Again we were asked by our Japanese record company to record a live album. We agreed reluctantly under the condition to release songs which didn't appear on the first live album only. Additionally we wanted to add some studio tracks to the album.

Just as we were about to record the new tracks, I had a car accident and broke both arms. Not the most perfect thing for a guitar player as you can imagine! It took about 5 month to recover and to get back my playing skills.
Due to this accident we could finish recording and mixing only by may of 1997. "Live and more" was released in Japan in summer 1998 and in spring 2000 in Europe.

Again we toured, this time with Blue oyster cult and Japan in summer.

Songwriting for " Four " started in September of 1998 and recording in Summer of 1999. We finished mixing in Winter of 1999. After shooting a video for "Heart on the run" we did a promo tour in February. On the date of release " Four " entered the Japanese charts on rank 2. " Four " was released in Japan in February 2000 by Marquee/Avalon in May 2000 in Europe and America in June 2000 by Frontiers records.

Andy Malecek left Fair Warning in April 2000.

In May 2000 we went on tour together with Status Quo followed by a tour of Japan in June 2000.

In August of 2000 singer Tommy Heart decided to leave Fair Warning. For more information about Tommys future plans and about his leaving, go to Tommys Homepage. You can find a link on the Friends Page.

What will happen to Fair Warning in the future - well, time will tell. August 2000

Time did tell.

Fair Warning reunited in summer of 2005.