Fab Morvan has an incredible true story. It is inspirational, a true tribute to his own resilient spirit in the face of one of the most controversial events in modern pop music history. His amazing ability to keep reinventing himself without bitterness and continue to follow his muse “music” makes for a remarkable, uplifting saga. He tells it as only he can, interspersed with his own hard-earned wisdom and music.
Born in Paris, Morvan’s musical background started as a teen, when he gravitated to British and American sounds—the Beatles, Queen, the Jackson 5 and Bob Marley, James brown.
Moving to Germany at age 18, Fab was exposed to the funk, rap and soul of Run DMC, Prince, the Gap Band, Parliament-Funkadelic and Sly & the Family Stone.
It was in Munich where he met Rob Pilatus at a local club and the two started a rock and soul band together. The two penniless kids jumped at the chance to sign a contract and within months they had created a captivating stage show that would prove to enthrall millions as Milli Vanilli.
Selling more than 7 million copies of their debut album, Girl You Know It’s True, in the U.S. alone, the duo went on to MTV stardom, becoming one of the biggest musical acts at the end of 80’s going into ’90s with worldwide sales of more than 30 million singles and 14 million albums. Along the way, the two were involved in a notorious lip-synching scandal that led to them publicly returning their Grammy for Best New Artist. The premier episode of the VH1 series Behind the Music featured an episode spotlighting the duo’s story, which turned out to be one of the highest-rated segments of the series.
Morvan went on to host his own midday show on L.A. radio station KIIS FM. His full-length interview on the noted hip-hop site VladTV has won over the public’s heart, as he tends to do whenever he appears in front of an audience. Fab has appeared all over the world, from Europe to Australia, performing both Milli Vanilli songs and his own originals. He has also spoken at universities, conventions and industry events throughout the U.S. and Europe and has been featured on several TV shows. In 2016, he was the centerpiece of a national TV commercial for KFC in his current home of the Netherlands, providing the soundtrack for the campaign’s theme.
Since moving to Amsterdam, Morvan has become a DJ and has played at festival in Latin America, clubs in Holland and Belgium, private parties etc… He has been adopted by the dance music community, he is known for playing deep house and tech house mixes. Fab has collaborated on several projects with the likes of Don Diablo, Guy J, George Morel and Sander Kleinenberg’s Little Mountain Records, and was featured on a track for Damian Lazarus’ annual compilation with the group Dance Spirit on his Crosstown Rebels label.
Fab also performs the hits with his full band, as well as solo tape shows, He joined forces with one of the original Milli Vanilli vocalists, John Davis, and formed a Milli Vanilli Experience, performing their classic hits in Germany and other countries throughout Europe.
Unfortunately, John Davis is no longer as of 2021, Fab intends to continue his journey no matter what happens, the show must go on. He is currently preparing a solo album and planning a musical return in pop music with a major label out of France, his country of origin.
In addition, the Milli Vanilli documentary will be released in 2023, the movie, TV Serie and book will follow.
With Fab Morvan as Milli Vanilli’s surviving member, the story, which took place 30 years ago, continues to fascinate. It’s issues of music industry corruption and artist exploitation — both politically and culturally — have proven relevant today for a multi-generational audience which has contributed to 300 million YouTube views for their still-vibrant music videos.