However, when the last of these, Fusion, split up in , he embarked on a full-time solo career as a musician and songwriter. Kershaw was unemployed for a year after leaving Fusion, but during this time he found manager Mickey Modern after placing an advertisement in the magazine Melody Maker. Modern secured a record deal for Kershaw at MCA. It became a major hit in Scandinavia, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The music video, featuring Kershaw as a chroma key -suited alien , received heavy rotation from MTV , helping the song to reach No.
Kershaw's second album was The Riddle. The title-track , released in November , proved to be his third international hit single , reaching No. He described the experience as "absolutely terrifying". He continued to record and release records and collaborated with others on a number of projects. A cover of "Wouldn't it be Good" by the Danny Hutton Hitters appeared on the soundtrack of the teen romantic comedy-drama Pretty in Pink.
Later that same year, Kershaw's third solo album, Radio Musicola , was released to critical acclaim but to little commercial success. Kershaw's prowess as a songwriter served him well in , when his song " The One and Only " appeared on the soundtrack to the British film Buddy's Song , and in the American movie Doc Hollywood.
During , he worked with Tony Banks , the keyboard player of Genesis , on Banks' third solo album Still. Kershaw co-wrote two songs with Banks, providing lead vocals on both. During the mids he also wrote and produced material for the boy band Let Loose , with two of the tracks "Seventeen" and "Everybody Say Everybody Do" achieving reasonable success.
Following this year, Kershaw appeared on Elton John's 'Duets' album, where Kershaw not only wrote the song but produced, and played all the instruments on the track. The year saw the release of the album 15 Minutes. The follow-up album, To Be Frank , was released in In , Kershaw released Then And Now , a collection of earlier material with four new tracks.
This album contained twelve tracks and was released on the musician's own label, Shorthouse Records. Kershaw wrote songs and performed for the soundtrack of the film, Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks. He also appeared as an extra in the penultimate scene, presenting a copy of the book to Hawks for signing in the book shop. Following the release of his eighth studio album in Ei8ht , his first release to reach the UK Top since , Kershaw undertook a small tour of the UK, with some European dates.
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