Thursday, 21 April 2011

Tasmin Archer's Sleeping Satellite..

And yet another one from the past. I know its been all about music recently, but maybe its the playful mood I'm in, the unseasonably hot and sunny days we've been having, the palpable and infectious excitement here at the impending Royal wedding, me not being at work and all.. :)

Where is Tasmin Archer these days? How exciting it would be if she were suddenly to surprise us with something new..

Born on 3 August 1963 in Bradford in the UK, she first worked as a sewing machine operator and joined a group called 'Dignity' as a backing vocalist. Later, after secretarial studies, she became a clerk at Leeds Magistrates' Court. She helped out at a recording studio, Flexible Response, in Bradford and subsequently began working with musicians John Hughes and John Beck and then forming the group 'The Archers'. Archer was signed by EMI in 1990 and released her first single Sleeping Satellite in August 1992, which went to Number 1 in the UK.

The album Great Expectations followed in October, reaching Number 8 in the album charts and achieved Gold status by December for sales of more than 100,000 copies. Further singles from the album followed, and although they were Top 40 hits in the UK, they did not achieve the same level of success as her d├ębut. in 1993 Archer won a BRIT Award for the Best British Breakthrough Act. However, later she joked that she kept her award at the back of her kitchen cupboard and used it for cracking nuts and tenderising steak..

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