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Alison Limerick
Alison Limerick


alison Limerick’s singing career, began as they often do, in pubs and bars on the London live scene. A change of direction came when she won a place in the cast of ‘Labelled With Love’, a musical based around the music of Squeeze. She went on to perform in other musicals including Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s ‘Starlight Express’ and Simon Callow’s “The Pajama Game”. Session work however continued throughout this time and was diverse, ranging from Pete Murphy to The Style Council and This Mortal Coil, among numerous other artists.

alison’s 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 she 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 ‘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”: 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 Lati Kronlund, Arthur baker, Joe T Vanelli and Lenny Fontana, in England and abroad.

alison continues to record and to sing live, on her own or with her band, also as a guest artist with others. She can be heard singing soulful jazz in various venues across Europe, with Eat Logic – a FutureJazz collective – or singing in a more traditional jazz style with Algorisms, although she also continues to he hailed as a “dance diva” in house music venues around the world. In 2014 alison joined forces with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials, alongside her ‘Where Love Lives’ producer, Lati Kronlund and since then has toured with the band across Europe, appearing in clubs and at jazz or funk festivals.

Following Pete Tong’s success with the Heritage Orchestra’s classical house album project (in which she took no part), August 2017 saw alison perform ‘Where Love Lives’ with the Skaparis Orchestra, conducted by Simon Robertshaw (BBC Philharmonic). The ‘Classical Uproar’ event, held at Gorton Monastery in Manchester was “…a very impressive, unforgettable and intimate evening of dance music anthems reinterpreted in classical style…” – Flex-In Magazine. It would be the first of many and later that year alison performed with the Hacienda Classics Orchestra on the final night of their sellout tour. Other orchestral appearance includes the Symphonic Sounds of Back2Basics in Leeds at which she appeared alongside Robin S and Saffron from Republica. This was followed by three Australian tours in 2018 with Ministry of Sound Orchestrated. “alison Limerick returns to Orchestrated following a standout performance earlier in the year at the Sydney Opera House.” – Q News.

alison Limerick features heavily on the last Brooklyn Funk Album ‘Stay Good’ and a debut Algorisms album is currently in production.

Alison Limerick

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