Kiki's career within the music industry has been a unique and incredible ride, spanning four decades. She has covered all bases - from classic interpretations of soul hits, to a repertoire of live and recorded material which includes eight UK top forty hits as well as masterful performances in major West End musicals. In Bradford during the 60's, Kiki began her career as a vocalist with a local dance band. Her first major break as a session singer was performing backing vocals for Dusty Springfield. In 1964, her debut solo recording of the Mitch Murray song Early Night led to a series of Phil Spector style tracks before Kiki moved on to cover contemporary US soul hits, attracting the attention of Tamla Motown's executives. Kiki became the first European artist to be signed to the label. Despite widespread critical acclaim, commercial success remained elusive until 1973 when Kiki signed to Elton John's Rocket Records label. The anticipated commercial success materialised. Amoureuse (1973), the first single from the Elton John produced album Loving And Free, became Kiki's first Top Twenty hit and remained in the charts for thirteen weeks. Following singles were I Got The Music In Me (1974) and You Don't Know, How Glad I Am (1975), both reaching the UK top 40. In 1976 Kiki's duet with Elton John: Don't Go Breaking My Heart became a surprise number one single in the US and UK. Subsequent chart hits for Kiki in the 70's and early 80's include Loving and Free (13) and Amoureuse (13 in1976), First Thing In The Morning (32 in 1977), Chicago (28 in 1977) and Star (13 in 1981). Rising to a new challenge in 1984, Kiki took her first singing and acting role in the West End hit Pump Boys And The Dinettes. She went on to star in Willy Russell's award-winning Blood Brothers for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. In between Kiki took time out to work on an album with Dave Stewart in 1986 and to record vocals for Elton's studio album The One. In 1993 Kiki took the chart by storm again with True Love (2), the duet with Elton John.
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