Category: Dance


Miquel Brown

miquel brownMiquel Brown (born Michael Brown on February 8, 1949 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a female dance\R&B singer. She is the step-sister of singer Amii Stewart (well known for her disco hit with the song “Knock On Wood”) and the mother of pop singer Sinitta.

Miquel’s parents changed the spelling of her first name, but kept the pronunciation of it so she wouldn’t be confused with Michael Brown, a male producer & children’s author from Texas.

Miquel was raised in Vancouver, Canada and gave birth to her twin daughters Sinitta & Greta when she was only 14 years old. After landing the role of Sheila in the musical “Hair,” she left her university to perform & tour with the company.

In 1973, she was cast as the lead role in “Decameron ’73” at the Roadhouse in London, England. Miquel also appeared in various films and TV series such as “Rollerball” and a TV film called “Regan.” In 1978, she also appeared in the film “Superman” in a non-speaking role.

In 1976, Miquel portrayed the role of Sister Anna in the musical “Mardi Gras” which attracted the attention of musician Alan Hawkshaw, who signed her to a record deal.
symphony of loveIn 1978, Miquel released her debut album “Symphony of Love” on Polydor Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

The tracks “Dancing With the Lights Down Low” and the title song managed to peak at #28 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
manpowerIn 1983, Miquel met music producers Ian Levine & Fiancra Trench and released her sophomore album “Manpower” on the Record Shack Records label. Like her debut album, it’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
somanymenThe lead single from the album “So Many Men, So Little Time” peaked at #88 on the U.K. Singles chart and was successful on the dance charts in the U.S., peaking at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. When the song was re-released in 1984, it fared better on the U.K. Singles chart, peaking at #78 on the chart.
saintnotsinnerThe follow-up single from the album “He’s A Saint, He’s A Sinner” peaked at #68 on the U.K. Singles chart and #29 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
beelineThe last single from the album “Beeline” peaked at #44 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. After the release of her sophomore album, Miquel spent the next two years appearing in stage productions such as “Only in America” and “The Leiber and Stoller Musical”.
close to perfectionIn 1985, she released her third (and to date, last) album “Close to Perfection”. Like Miquel’s previous two albums, it’s unknown how or if the album made the album charts at all.

The title song peaked at #63 on the U.K. Singles chart, becoming Miquel’s highest charting song in the United Kingdom to date. The follow-up single “Black Leather” peaked at #85 on the U.K. Singles chart.
ontheradioDuring that same year, Miquel released the single “On the Radio” which didn’t appear to chart at all. In 1986, she filled in for Helen Scott (of R&B music act The Three Degrees) while Helen was pregnant.

Between 1986 and 1989, she released two more singles on the Nightmare Records label: “Footprints in the Sand” & “This Time It’s Real”, but neither of them appeared to chart at all.

In the ’90s, Miquel released the single “I Was Strong (My Moment)” (in 1990) and “It’s A Sin” (in 1997), but throughout the ’90s and 2000s, she focused more on her acting career, appearing in various films & plays.

These days, Miquel appears to still be active as an actress and as of 2013, she completed filming a short film called “Iced: A Quick Freeze.”

To see a fan-made video for “Symphony of Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dancin’ With the Lights Down Low,” go to:

To see the music video for “So Many Men, So Little Time,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “He’s a Saint, He’s a Sinner,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Beeline,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Close to Perfection,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Black Leather,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “On the Radio,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Footprints in the Sand,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “This Time It’s Real,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Was Strong (My Moment),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It’s A Sin,” go to:

allureduoAllure (not be confused with R&B group Allure) was a female freestyle\dance duo that consisted of vocalists Karen Erika & Arielle. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Big Bang Records.
on and onIn 1993, they released their debut single “On and On.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.
don'ttellmeThe duo released another single “Don’t Tell Me,” but after it appeared to have flopped as well as their previous single, Allure had seemingly faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what Arielle & Karen Erika are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “On and On,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Tell Me,” go to:

Fire on Blonde

fire-on-blondeFire on Blonde was a pop\dance music duo from Los Angeles, California that originally consisted of singer Suzie Benson and keyboardist Jim Vukovich.
stop-and-thinkThe duo formed in 1985 and a year later in 1986, they released their debut single “Stop and Think” which didn’t appear to generate any success. Due to creative differences with Suzie Benson, Jim Vukovich left Fire on Blonde in 1987 and was replaced by Swedish keyboardist Scott Rudgress.
bounce-backDuring that same year, Fire on Blonde released their second single “Bounce Back” which also failed to gain any success, but three years later in 1990, pop\dance singer Alisha covered the song which became a moderate hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
wrong-numberFire on Blonde’s last single “Wrong Number” was released, but didn’t chart. It also covered in 1990 by pop\dance singer Alisha for her album “Bounce Back.” In 1988, Fire on Blonde disbanded.

These days, Suzie Benson continues to sing along with doing voice over & writing songs for television & movie placements, vocal producing in-studio for artists and teaches voice & acting. It’s unknown what Jim Vukovich and Scott Rundgress are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Bounce Back,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Stop and Think,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Wrong Number,” go to:

Koffie

and-im-telling-youKoffie was a female dance music singer from the ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Pandisc Records.

In 1983, she released a cover version of Jennifer Holliday’s song “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.” It’s unknown how or if the song made any impact on the charts.
total-eclipseA year later in 1984, Koffie released her second single, a cover version of Bonnie Tyler’s hit song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Like her previous single, it’s unknown how or if this song made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Koffie has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

To see a fan-made video for “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going,” go to:

To see a fan-made video of “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” go to:

Christina

a-583545-1473890854-3747Christina was a freestyle\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Skyyline Records.

In 1988, she released the single “Come and Get It.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Christina has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

To see a fan-made video for “Come and Get It,” go to:

kelly-stewartKelly Stewart was a freestyle\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Joey Boy Records.
same-old-song-and-danceIn 1988, she released her only single “Same Old Song and Dance.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Kelly has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Same Old Song and Dance,” go to:

magda-laynaMagda Layna was a female Hi-NRG\dance singer from the early ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Megatone Records.
r-175019-1380909290-7508In 1983, she released her only single to date, a cover version of Gamble & Huff’s song “When Will I See You Again”. It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Magda Layna has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “When Will I See You Again,” go to:

11:30

1130
11:30 was a female dance-pop duo from Montreal, Quebec, Canada that consisted of twin sisters Toni & Trish Sherwood (born on November 30, 1980). Their stage name referred to their birthdate: November 30th.

The twins’ father is Dorian Sherwood, who is known for his on-stage vocal work & was featured on recordings for artists such as Celine Dion, Robert Palmer, Corey Hart and Lara Fabian.
ole-ole-singleIn 2000, 11:30 released their debut single “Olé Olé” (which was written & produced by the girls’ father) which peaked at #10 on the Canadian Singles chart, making it their only chart appearance to date.
ole-ole-albumDuring that same year, they released their debut (and only) album “Olé Olé.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.

After that, it seemed as 11:30 faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the Sherwood sisters are up to these days.

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

Denise Guarde

san-francisco-salsaDenise Guarde was a freestyle\dance singer from the ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Angel Eyes Records ‎label.

In 1989, she released her only single “San Francisco Salsa” (which she wrote, composed & produced). It’s unknown how or if the song made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Denise has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

To see a fan-made video for “San Francisco Salsa,” go to:

mary-buffettMary Buffett is a former pop\dance singer from the mid-’80s. In 1981, she co-founded her own music post-production company called Independent Sound which provided music for commercials for 10 years (including

In 1984, she released her only single to date, a cover version of the Angels’ song “My Boyfriend’s Back” on Moby Dick Records. It’s unknown how or if the single ever made the charts, but a music video was made for the song.

In 1991, Mary co-founded Superior Assembly Edition Co., Inc. which was a highly successful editorial house. The company won numerous MTV awards and she also worked with artists such as Paula Abdul, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Don Henley and Madonna. The company also worked with film director David Fincher (editing films such as “The Game” “Fight Club” & “Panic Room”) and also Michael Bay, Dominic Senna and Zack Snyder.

Since then, Mary has become a best-selling author, entrepreneur, international speaker & a political and environmental activist. In 1997, she released her first book “Buffettology” which became a New York Times & Business Week best-seller. She has also appeared on TV as one of America’s top finance experts on networks such as CNN, CNBC, BBC and MSNBC. These days, she is a blogger with the Huffington Post.

To see the music video for “My Boyfriend’s Back”, go to: