Alison Moyet is a Basildon girl born to a French father and English mother. Having left school at 16, she began her musical journey in punk bands and on the Canvey Island pub rock scene. Her piano tuning studies came to an abrupt halt when ‘Only You’ became a worldwide hit for her and Vince Clarke, the duo otherwise known as Yazoo. Completely by accident, she found herself thrust into the spotlight of the mainstream pop world.
Yazoo went on to reinvent British dance music, merging cool synthesised soundscapes with soul. Two albums and a Brit Award for Best New Band later, aged just 23 she signed a solo deal with Columbia and recorded the multi-million selling debut ‘Alf’. Released in 1984 the album spawned three UK Top 10 hits and won her a Brit for Best Female Artist.
In 1985 Moyet performed at the legendary first Live Aid concert and her next album, 1987’s ‘Raindancing’ gained her a third Brit. From Wembley Arena a world tour followed.
Alison’s most recent studio album; ‘the minutes’, was released in 2013 through Cooking Vinyl and is her fourth UK Top 10 album after reaching the top 5 in the UK Albums Chart.