Alison Moyet

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": female vocalists 80s pop british synthpop new wave Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Biography

Genevieve Alison-Jane Moyet, 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex, England. The former singer of the synthesizer duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in the USA), Moyet embarked on a solo career in 1983, after critics had consistently praised her outstanding natural blues voice. Her debut Alf was a superb recording produced and co-written by Tony Swain and Steve Jolley. ‘Love Resurrection’ (number 10), ‘All Cried Out’ (number 8) and ‘Invisible’ (number 21) were all UK hits in 1984, while the album made number 1 and took root in the charts for nearly two years. ‘Invisible’ also provided her with a debut US Top 40 single.

In 1985, Moyet abandoned pop and toured with a jazz band led by John Altman, performing standards which included a version of Billie Holiday’s ‘That Ole Devil Called Love’, which became her biggest UK hit to date, climbing to number 2 in April. The tour was not well-received and following...

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