|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||pop 80s dance soul british jaki graham female vocalists 80s pop|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Birmingham, England. This UK soul artist sang at school before taking a secretarial position. In the evenings she continued her singing in a band called Ferrari with David Dee Harris (later of Fashion), before moving on to the Medium Wave band. She was spotted there by Rian Freshwater, who managed David Grant (ex-Linx) and singer/producer Derek Bramble, formerly of Heatwave, who became her producer and songwriter. She signed to EMI Records, who released her debut 45 Whats The Name Of Your Game (1984). Her first chart appearance came via a duet with production stablemate David Grant on Could It Be Im Falling In Love in 1985. She followed that success with the solo hits Round And Round and Heaven Knows, before another Grant duet, Mated (written by Todd Rundgren). The second album provided a trio of hits; Set Me Free, Breaking Away, and Step Right...