My love of singing started with my Dad. He sang, I listened. I continued singing before hooking up with Darren in London in 1997 and worked for Warner Music by day, writing in the evenings. This led to signings with EMI and Atlantic Records, meeting Ahmet Ertegen and an album that led to a number 1 Billboard single.

I struggled with the music industry and next came over a 10-year period of no singing at all.

Living in Sussex again I took up playing autoharp and going to local folk clubs. The supportive environment and the characters found in the clubs was a wonderful way to find my voice and start writing again.


After studying Music at Goldsmiths in the late 80s, Darren teamed up with old school friend Dom Dyson to form Shimmer.

Together they worked at Fon Studios in Sheffield  with Moloko's Mark Brydon, 808 State's Graham Massey and Krush's Mark Gambol & Ruth Joy, later signing to Dome Records. They continued writing, while remixing for both The Art of Noise and Japan's Soft Ballet, later releasing Make A Sound following a name change to Dumb Angel.

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