He first recorded in the German schlager style under the name of Tess Teiges before having his first hit as Fancy called “Slice Me Nice” in 1984. He was successful in the dance charts, topping Billboards dance chart three times. He is renowned for his hit singles including “Bolero (Hold Me in Your Arms Again)”, “Lady of Ice”, “Chinese Eyes” and “Flames of Love”. Many of these were collaborations with composer and producer Anthony Monn, who previously had achieved worldwide success with French singer Amanda Lear. One of Fancy’s albums includes a cover version of her 1976 hit “Blood and Honey“.
FANCY has wrote and produced tracks released by other artists. He wrote for his long time protege GRANT MILLER. His voice did not get any close to FANCY’s but still couple of tracks are worth to be mentioned: “Lost In Paradise” “Wings of Love”, “Colder Than Ice.”FANCY produced hits like “Money”, “Jasmin China Girl” by ITALO-DISCO star Mozzart and for his other protege – Tom Carabba (“The Deliverance”, “Without You”). FANCY has also a professional relationship with other artists mentioning: Amanda Lear – French MEGA Diva of Euro-Dance of ’80s, Linda Jo Rizzo, Robert Grace and many other including Classic Italian duo Albano and Romina Power. He also wrote and produced the smash hit in the U.K. charts “Cocoon”, the theme song for “The Hitman and Her”, a popular British music T.V. Show with Pete Waterman (the well known writer from the Stock, Aitken and Waterman team and PWL Records, U.K)
In late 2008, Fancy released Forever Magic. The lead single was a new version of “A Voice in the Dark”, previously found on the album All My Loving.
Linda Jo Rizzo sings in duet with Fancy on her new song “Stronger together” to be released in March 2014. The video for this song has already been shot.
The “80 of the ’80s” podcast ranks Fancy’s album track “My Emotional Way” as the #77 song of the decade.