Fab Morvan on his coming PrideFest Milli Vanilli tribute performance
June 13, 2012 | 12:00 pm
(Updated: January 17, 2013 | 1:48 pm)
Fab Morvan is taking Denver Pride back in time to the late ’80s and early ’90s with his talented vocals. This performer has long risen past the controversy he went through as half of the music duo Milli Vanilli and is paying tribute to the group at Pride. Morvan spoke with OFC about his new single and his music career.
You will be in Denver soon. What’s great about performing here?
I’m really looking forward to coming to Denver, seeing some of your beautiful scenery and breathing in some of that thin air. I’m always very excited when it comes to being on stage. The most exciting thing about coming there is that I haven’t performed Milli Vanilli songs in the U.S. for 20 years, so it will be something very special for all my fans there.
Pride is big for the LGBT community. How can you relate?
I know what it feels like to be the underdog. So it’s not difficult for me to identify with the LGBT community. I believe we’re all equal and deserve to live a good life and to love whoever we want. That’s how I’ve lived, and I’d hope that’s how everyone will feel one day.
Your last single, “Anytime,” came out last year. Are you working on any new music we can expect?
I’m constantly creating and preparing new music. The new project name is Fabulous Addiction and the single, “See the Light,” is already available on Beatport, iTunes and other major online stores … It’s a dance music release with DJ producer Muzik Junki out of Holland. I spend a lot of my time in Amsterdam these days.
What was it like building your career after the Milli Vanilli controversy?
The aftermath of that experience has been very life-enriching. It made me realize what were the most important things in my life. Music was one of them, of course. Because of the pain and sorrow I had felt, songwriting, singing and performing acoustically became part of my therapy to total recovery. I was able to express my deeper emotions through music, evolve and reinvent myself as an artist.
There are rumors of a biographical film on the rise and fall of Milli Vanilli. Do you have a role in the development of the film?
Yes, it looks like the Milli Vanilli movie will be made, and I’m a consultant on the project. Jeff Nathanson, who has worked with Steven Spielberg on movies like Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal, has written the screenplay. We’re hoping production can start this summer, but you never know in Hollywood.
What should we expect from your PrideFest performance?
You can expect me to take you inside the time machine, where we will travel back to 1989 during the glorious Milli Vanilli years. I’ll be accompanied by Denver’s dance performing troupe, led by choreographer Marguerite Endsley, who’ll assist me to make the show a high-energy performance. The goal is to entertain the crowd and leave them with a smile. That’s our job as entertainers. ]