Fogarty, who has written the music, lyrics and book for the show, signed his first record deal with his band Academy to RCA London, when he was age 21. Four singles were released from the band's eponymous album. He left the band four years later to live and work in Los Angeles for 18 months, before moving to Germany in 1989 and signing with Warner Bros.
He retired as an artist in 1991 and began writing and producing for some of the biggest selling artists in Germany, including David Hasselhoff. He has amassed over 60 record releases as a writer and artist. He has also been a vocal coach for musical theatre actors for the past 15 years, where his students have included Leanne Jones (Olivier Award winner as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray) and Adam Hills and William Peaco, who both appeared in Fame.
In the show, which will be directed by Guy Retallack, fame hungry singer Mike Chariot betrays his best friend and abandons his childhood sweetheart to win the nation’s favorite talent show "The Golden Voice," but he quickly realizes he is merely a puppet for the record company and television executives. Too famous to return to his old life, he decides to disappear. After a brief media frenzy, the machine moves on and he is all but forgotten.
Almost 20 years on, a wiser Mike Chariot is back to make amends and help young singers and musicians achieve their dreams without having to enter television talent shows. However, his noble quest will bring him back in contact with his embittered former best friend Jim Ryan, who descended into a life of crime after Chariot's departure from their band caused it to break up. Jim now has the power to exact his revenge.
The Golden Voice will be produced by Abbey Investments Ltd. It will have choreography by Jordi Guitart, orchestrations and musical arrangements by Martin Koch and Nick Gilpin, musical direction by Tom Turner, design by Jamie Turner, lighting by Richard Williamson and sound by Chris Full. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7836 8463 or visit www.thegoldenvoicemusical.co.uk for more details.