Fancy (Manfred Alois Perilano) singer


Fancy (Manfred Alois Perilano) is a German Italo disco singer who was very popular in the mid to late 1980s. He first recorded in the German schlager style under the name of Tess Teiges before having his first hit as Fancy called “Slice Me Nice” in 1984. He was successful in the dance charts, topping Billboards dance chart three times.

Since then, Fancy has continued with his hit making and has been in Germany’s media control “Musikmarkt Top 20” Single Charts eight times. In Spain, Fancy’s Hit Single “Bolero” soared to Number One and held the position for six months. He is renowned for his hit singles including “Lady of Ice”, “Chinese Eyes” and “Flames of Love”. Many of these were collaborations with composer and producer Anthony Monn, who previously had achieved worldwide success with French singer Amanda Lear. One of Fancy’s albums includes a cover version of her 1976 hit “Blood and Honey”.

He followed this with various Top 10 hits in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and other parts of Europe. Fancy has been three times Top 10 in the U.S. Billboard Dance Charts.Fancy has also recorded many hits for other artists using a variety of other names. Mostly frequently in the name of Tess or Ric Tess he has written music for Grant Miller, Linda Jo Rizzo, Marc Buchner, The Hurricanes, Mozzart, Timerider, amongst many others.



Fancy, who studies astrology and esoterica, once stated in an interview, “I am a moon child”. He has also recorded music for the shows of his good friends and fellow artists Siegfried & Roy.In late 2008, Fancy released Forever Magic. The lead single was a new version of “A Voice in the Dark”, previously found on the album All My Loving.

In 2013, he participated in the German edition of Celebrity Big Brother, finishing in 7th place.Linda Jo Rizzo sings in duet with Fancy on her new song “Stronger together” to be released in March 2014. The video for this song has already been shot.


Fancy Discography

1985 – Get Your Kicks
1986 – Contact
1988 – Flames of Love
1989 – All My Loving
1990 – Five
1991 – Six: Deep in My Heart
1995 – Blue Planet
1996 – Colours of Life
1996 – Christmas in Vegas
1998 – Blue Planet
1999 – D.I.S.C.O.
2000 – Strip Down
2001 – Locomotion
2004 – Voices from Heaven
2008 – Forever Magic