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Tony Hadley's Guest Artist - Alison Limerick

Alison Limerick’s singing career began in the musical “Labelled With Love”, which was based around the music of Squeeze. She went on to perform in other musicals including Webbers “Starlight Express’’ and Simon Callow’s “The Pajama Game”.

Session work was diverse, ranging from Pete Murphy to The Style Council and This Mortal Coil, along with numerous other artists.

Alison debut album, ‘’And Still I Rise’ was released in March 1992 and included both ‘’Where Love Lives’’ and her top 20 hit ‘’ Make it On My Own’’. The same year Alison won the Best Female Artist Award at 1992’s DMC Awards.

Alison'S second album was “With A Twist’’, on which she collaborated with Frankie Knuckles Tim Bran and David Morales amongst others. The album spawned the two hit singles, “Time Of Our Lives’’ and ‘’Love Come Down’’. 

In 1996 Arista released the Alison Limerick “Club Classics”, a remix album. From this release ‘’Where Love Lives’’ again topped the dance charts with ‘’Make It On My Own’’ following. For the first time “Where Love Lives” was released in America and reached number 4 in the Billboard Hot Dance 100 Chart. To top off the year she was nominated for a MOBO award.

Alison'S first single on the Jammin Music label became a Top 5 Dance smash. The song “Put Your Faith In Me” was a collaboration with the Visnadi Brothers who produce Livin Joy. Alison'S fourth album, “Spirit Rising”, followed. 

There have been numerous writing/singing collaborations, including: “Love Will Keep Us Together” with the James Taylor Quartet for their album, “In The Hand Of The Inevitable”: several tracks for all four Vibrophonic albums: two tracks with Key of Life for their self-titled album, released in Japan on Victor. alison has worked with many other producers including, Tim Bran, Arthur Baker, Joe T Vanelli and Pete Waterman, in England and abroad.

alison continues to record and to sing live, for pa’s, with her own band and with other artists. She can be heard singing soul/jazz, in various venues across Europe, and found being the “dance diva” in house music venues around the world. 

This year Alison has performed a number of live shows across Europe with the Brooklyn Funk Essential alongside her ‘Where Love Lives’ partner Lati Krunlund. Most recently she has appeared as a special guest with the Hacienda Classics Orchestra.

Alison's newest collaboration is with New York DJ Lenny Fontana. The track ‘Bye Bye’ is due for release in 2018.