Born June 18,1961 in Essex. At the age of 21 gained mainstream success as one-half of the synthpop band Yazoo, together with Vince Clarke. As a duo recorded "Only You", "Situation", and "Don't Go". Now a solo artist with a name for herself in theater with her performance in the London revival of Chicago (2002). Played the part of Matron 'Mama' Thorton.