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Alison Moyet

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Alison Moyet
Alison Moyet, Dublin 2008
Alison Moyet, Dublin 2008
Background information
Birth nameGenevieve Alison Jane Moyet
Born (1961-06-18) 18 June 1961 (age 63)
Billericay, Essex, England
OriginBasildon, Essex, England
GenresPop, Rock, Blues
Years active1981–present
LabelsColumbia (1983–2002)
Sanctuary (2002–2006)
W14 (2006–)

Alison Moyet (born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet on 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer-songwriter noted for her bluesy voice [1] Archived 2008-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.

Early life and career[change | change source]

Alison Moyet was born in Billericay, Essex, England. Her father was French; her mother was English. She grew up in Basildon, where she attended school. She left school at 16 and trained as a piano tuner. She was involved in a number of punk rock, pub rock and blues bands in the South East Essex area during the late 1970s and early 1980s, including the Vandals, the Screamin' Ab Dabs, the Vicars and the Little Roosters.

Yazoo[change | change source]

Moyet's pop career began in 1981 when she formed the electropop group Yazoo with former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke. Yazoo had several hits, including "Only You", "Don't Go", "Situation" and "Nobody's Diary", and recorded two albums, Upstairs at Eric's and You and Me Both.

In 1983 Moyet and Clarke decided to end Yazoo. Clarke formed The Assembly and later Erasure; Moyet started a solo career. Moyet reunited with Clarke as Yazoo for a live tour during 2008.

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