In 1983, during his final year as a student at UCL (University College London), Gervais and college friend Bill Macrae formed the new wave pop duo, Seona Dancing.
They were signed by London Records, which released two of their singles—"More to Lose" and "Bitter Heart". In 2013, Gervais performed a live tour as David Brent along with a band under the name "Foregone Conclusion".
In 2016, as part of the 'Life on Road' film promotion, Gervais published the 'David Brent Songbook' containing 15 songs.
These were also recorded for the album 'Life on the road', under the name of David Brent and Foregone Conclusion.
He has also starred in the Hollywood films Ghost Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, and wrote, directed and starred in The Invention of Lying and the Netflix released Special Correspondents.
He has performed on four stand-up comedy tours and written the Flanimals book series.
In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras.
He reprised his role as Brent in the comedy film Life on the Road.
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Two more series—each with six podcasts—were released between February and September 2006.
In late 2006, three more free podcasts were released.
Gervais and the band performed songs written under the Brent character including songs such as "Equality Street" and "Free Love Freeway".
Gervais also produced a series of You Tube videos under the title 'Learn Guitar with David Brent', featuring acoustic guitar versions of nine songs.
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