imageNoel and the Red Wedge was a pop-rock band from the ’80s that consisted of female singer Noel (born Patrica A. Noel), guitarist Aseley Otten, drummer Frankie Banali, bassist Ricky Phillips and drummer\singer-songwriter Thom Mooney.
imageIn 1979, Noel released a solo album for Virgin Records called “Is There More to Life Than Dancing?” It’s unknown how or if the album was successful.

Thom Mooney has performed in bands such as Nazz, Paris, Tattoo and the Curtis Bros. Ricky Phillips has performed in bands such as Styx and the Babys. Frankie Banali is well-known for working with the band, Quiet Riot.

imageIn 1982, the band released their debut (and only) album “Peer Pressure” on Scotti Bros. Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the Billboard 200 chart.
imageThe first single from the album “Special to You” didn’t appear to make any music charts at all.
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imageThe follow-up singles “Stranger” and “She’s a Big Girl Now” also flopped on the charts.

After that, it seems as if Noel and the Red Wedge has faded into obscurity. These days, Frankie, Thom and Ricky continue to be active in the music business. As for Aseley and Noel, their whereabouts are unknown.

To see a fan-made video for “Special to You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Stranger,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “She’s a Big Girl Now,” go to:

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