Alison Limerick

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Alison Limerick
Birth nameAlison T. Limerick
Born1959
OriginStepney, London, England
GenresHouse, dance, dance-pop, pop, soul, jazz
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1980–present
LabelsArista/BMG, X-Es
Associated actsThe Style Council, This Mortal Coil, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, The James Taylor Quartet
 
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Alison Limerick
Birth nameAlison T. Limerick
Born1959
OriginStepney, London, England
GenresHouse, dance, dance-pop, pop, soul, jazz
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1980–present
LabelsArista/BMG, X-Es
Associated actsThe Style Council, This Mortal Coil, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, The James Taylor Quartet

Alison T. Limerick (born 1959, Stepney, London, England) is a British singer who scored success in the 1990s with the huge club anthem "Where Love Lives", which was her solo-debut and a #3 hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play in 1991.

Career[edit]

Limerick attended the London Contemporary School of Dance and switched to a music career, first as a backing vocalist, in the 1980s.[1] Her work appeared on The Style Council's album Our Favourite Shop (1985).[1] In 1989 she made a brief appearance as an African sorceress in Bob Rafelson's film, Mountains of the Moon. She has also contributed to This Mortal Coil, singing on two of its albums: Filigree & Shadow (1986) and Blood (1991).[1] Another 4AD related contribution found her singing on the Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook album Sleeps with the Fishes (1987) on the song "Equal Ways." She appeared on Peter Murphy's album Holy Smoke and released her own first album in 1992.[1]

Alison Limerick is best known for her 1990s club anthems, her most successful and best known track being "Where Love Lives," her only US release, which was originally a club success in 1991, and a UK Singles Chart #9 smash when remixed in 1996.[2] Her 1992 hit "Make it On My Own," reached #16 in the UK chart. With a Twist, Club Classics, and "Put Your Faith in Me" came out in the 1990s.[1][2] "Where Love Lives" has made three separate appearances in the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1991 (#3), 1996 (#4) and 2003 (#16).[3] None of her full-length works were released in the US. Alison was the featured vocalist on the 1995 James Taylor Quartet album "In The Hand of The Inevitable", on the album's three solo vocal tracks. The tracks included the single "Love Will Keep Us Together" and the album remains the Acid Jazz label's biggest selling album.

Alison Limerick worked with many famous artists and songwriters such as George Michael, Courtney Pine and Lamont Dozier. In 1993 she sang backing vocals on M People's song "Melody of Life" from its album Elegant Slumming. She appears in the British movie Collusion as the jazz singer and she is also notable as one of the (uncredited) singers heard performing the closing title song on each episode of Blackadder the Third.[4]

She now continues to record and sing live, for PA’s and with her own band. 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 performing her all-time classics like "Where Love Lives" and "Make it on My Own."

In 2012, Alison Limerick released two new album projects that are an exclusive digital collection of all her major and independent releases plus a brand-new album.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography by Jason Ankeny". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 322. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Allmusic.com - Charts & Awards
  4. ^ "Howard Goodall official site". Howardgoodall.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 

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