Ricky Gervais was in an '80s new wave band

Years before he played David Brent in The Office, comedian Ricky Gervais sang in a synth-pop group called Seona Dancing. The two-man band, Gervais and his college friend Bill Macrae, was active from 1982 to 1984, splitting up over poor sales. However, one of their songs, "More to Lose," "became an '80s anthem as ubiquitous as Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes,' but with the eternal hipster cool of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart,'" in the Philippines, according to an Allmusic article.

When asked about his former band mate in a 2014 Jimmy Kimmel interview, Gervais quipped, "I hope he got fat too!"

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