Eddi Reader

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Sadenia Reader, 28 August 1959, Glasgow, Scotland. Formerly lead singer of Fairground Attraction, Reader has enjoyed an acclaimed solo career throughout the 90s and into the new millennium, always taking care to select complementary musicians and material, partly as a result of her previous chastening experience of the music industry.

Having spent eight years as a session singer (nicknamed ‘Ever Ready’ because of her willingness to accept any offer of work, ranging from Gang Of Four and the Eurythmics to Tesco adverts), Reader eventually reached number 1 in the UK charts with Fairground Attraction’s ‘Perfect’ in May 1988. The band broke up after only one album (The First Of A Million Kisses) because of internal tensions between the band and songwriter Mark Nevin. Reader appeared in John Byrne’s BBC drama series Your Cheatin’ Heart before embarking on a solo career at the turn of the decade. She relocated to...

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