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  1. Viper-Oceania   On   April 5, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Phats & Small are a British electronic dance music duo formed in Brighton, in 1998, and composed of Jason “Phats” Hayward and Russell Small. They are best known for their single “Turn Around”, which became an international hit in 1999.

  2. Viper-Oceania   On   April 5, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Phats & Small appeared on the scene in 1998 with “Turn Around”, a track that featured sampled Toney Lee’s “Reach Up” and Change’s “The Glow of Love”. The song debuted at number three in the UK Singles Chart, before climbing to number two, with career sales of this hit amassing them £5,000 in total due to their recording contract. Singer Ben Ofoedu appears in the video for the track miming to the vocals. Future releases featured his voice but “Turn Around” featured Lee’s voice. However, Ofoedu has been known to perform the track live. In 1999, they also released their first album, Now Phats What I Small Music, a play on their name and the compilation series Now That’s What I Call Music!. Ofoedu sang on two tracks, “Feel Good” and “Tonite”, which were also released as singles. In 1999, Phats & Small also achieved notoriety for remixing the Earth, Wind & Fire track, “September” and Simply Red’s “Ain’t That a Lot of Love”. Other remixes around the same time included PJ “Happy Days”, Space Raiders “I Need The Disko Doktor”, High Steppers “I Will Follow” and pop group A1’s single “Be the First to Believe”

  3. Viper-Oceania   On   April 5, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Ofoedu left the group to pursue a solo career as singer, songwriter and producer, and his backing vocalist Tony Thompson, was promoted to main vocalist. He sang on most tracks in Phats & Small’s second album, This Time Around, released in 2001, which featured an eponymous single, as well as “Change” and “Respect The Cock” (which was supposed to feature the phrase uttered by Tom Cruise in the film Magnolia). The second album was co-produced by Jimmy Gomez.

  4. Viper-Oceania   On   April 5, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    After a few years away from the recording studio, Phats & Small returned in 2005 with a new vocalist, Ryan Molloy, and a new album, Soundtrack to Our Lives, featuring the single “Sun Comes Out”, this track sung by a returning Ofoedu and a new female vocalist, Carrie Luer.

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