Location: London | Website: n/a
Steve Carney (v) – also in Camera, Tagus, Zero One Five, Sing Sing, Candy-O, State Of The Heart, Carter Patterson, Station To Station, Fragile, Aquaplanage and Hardtail
Ben Matthews (g) – also in Thunder and Sing Sing
John Raymond (b) – also in The Green
– rest of the line-up is unknown
– Originally called White Noize and had a large following in the South East London. The name changed to Fortune when vocalist Steve Carney joined in as their frontman in October 1981
– The band were good friends with Jack Barrie who was the owner of the famous Marquee Club at the time. As a result they played the Marquee eight times as headliners and also provided support for bands such as Budgie and Girlschool. Jack Barrie also helped them to get on the bill of Reading Rock Festival in 1983 the same day with Heavy Pettin’, Marillion and Black Sabbath.
– Split up in 1984 but reformed in 1985 with a few line-up changes under the name Sing Sing. However, this new act had a Pop-ier approach but managed to accomplish UK and European tours. In 1987 Sing Sing came second out of 2000 acts in the UK in that year’s Yamaha sponsored talent search.
– There are reports that Fortune actually recorded two albums for both EMI and Phonogram during their heyday but this is yet another NWOBHM mystery or just plain rumor