tasmin archerTasmin Archer (born on August 3, 1963 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England) is an English female pop\rock singer from the ’90s.

After graduating from the Grange Upper School, Tasmin worked as a sewing machine operator. In 1980, she attended Bradford College to study typing and later became a clerk at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

Tasmin later joined a music group called Dignity as a backing vocalist and played in various bands around Bradford. She helped out at a recording studio called Flexible Response and began working with musicians John Beck & John Hughes as The Archers. In 1990, she signed a record deal with EMI Records.
sleepingsatelliteIn August of 1992, Tasmin released her debut single “Sleeping Satellite” which topped the U.K. Singles chart for two weeks and also topped the charts in Ireland.

In the United States, the song managed to peak at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, #16 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart, #24 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and #12 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart, making it Tasmin’s only hit in the U.S. to date.
greatexpectationsIn October of that same year, she released her debut album “Great Expectations” which peaked at #8 on the U.K. Albums chart, #115 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. The album was later certified Gold with sales of more than 100,000 copies.
inyourcareThe follow-up single “In Your Care” (which was a song about child abuse) peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart. The money made from the single was donated to the charity, Child Line.
lordsofnewchurchThe third single from the album “Lords of the New Church” peaked at #26 on the U.K. Singles chart.
somebodysdaughterThe fourth single “Somebody’s Daughter” was released in Germany only, but didn’t appear to make the charts at all.
arienneThe last single from the album “Arienne” peaked at #30 on the U.K. Singles chart. In 1993, Tasmin won a BRIT Award for “Best British Breakthrough Act.”
shipbuildingIn 1994, Tasmin released an EP called “Shipbuilding” which featured four cover songs by Elvis Costello and the title song managed to peak at #40 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In the United States, the EP was released as a full album and in order to fill the space, they included four tracks from Tasmin’s debut album in live form (including an acoustic version of “Sleeping Satellite”). Despite receiving good reviews from critics, the album failed to make any impact in the U.S. at all.
bloomAfter that, not much was heard from Tasmin until 1996 when she released her second full-length album “Bloom” which didn’t appear to chart on the U.K. Albums chart at all and didn’t appear to have a lot of promotion from Tasmin’s record label.

In fact, EMI Records weren’t quite supportive of the material that Tasmin recorded for the album, calling it too uncommercial and removed from the sound of her first album. It took almost a year for John Archer & John Hughes to convince EMI executives to get the album released in the way that they wanted it to be.
onemorenightThe only single from the album to chart was “One More Good Night With the Boys” which managed to peak at #45 on the U.K. Singles chart.
sweetlittletruthThe follow-up single “Sweet Little Truth” flopped. Due to disagreements with the label, Tasmin left EMI and took a break from the music business, but she pursued other activities such as painting & moulding clay.

In 2002, Tasmin and John Hughes began working on music again and in 2006, she released her third full-length album “On” on her record label, Quiverdisc. The song “Every Time I Want It (Effect is Monotony)” was released as a digital download.

During that same year in an interview, Tasmin said that she & John Hughes were pursuing opportunities to write for television & film soundtracks. Since then, they have provided work on various television shows including the British soap opera “Eastenders.”

These days, it appears as if Tasmin is still continuing with her music career, but it’s unknown whether or not she’ll release a new album in the near future.

To see Tasmin Archer’s official website, go to:
http://www.tasminarcher.com/

To follow Tasmin Archer on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/tasminarche

To see the music video for “Sleeping Satellite,” go to:

To see the music video for “In Your Care,” go to:

To see the music video for “Lords of the New Church,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Somebody’s Daughter,” go to:

To see the music video for “Arienne,” go to:

To see the music video for “Shipbuilding,” go to:

To see the music video for “One More Good Night With the Boys,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Sweet Little Truth,” go to:

To see the music video for “Every Time I Want It (Effect is Monotony),” go to:

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