Category: Girl Group


Girls Can’t Help It

girls can't help itGirls Can’t Help It was a British pop music trio formed by music producers Colin Campsie and George McFarlane that originally consisted of Belinda “Billie” Adams, Katy Lynne and Peggy Sue Fender.
baby dollIn 1982, the trio released their debut single “Baby Doll” which peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Dance\Disco Top 80 chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. The success of the single led to Girls Can’t Help It signing a record deal with Sire Records for a mini album.

Before the album’s release, Katy Lynne and Peggy Sue Fender left the group and were replaced by Jacqueline Bucknell and Samantha Spencer-Lane (who was previously on “The Benny Hill Show” as one of Hill’s Angels and a former member of pop trio Casablanca).
Pure WildIn 1983, Girls Can’t Help It released their mini-album “Pure Wild” which didn’t appear to make the album charts at all.
Rhythm Of The JungleTheir second single “Rhythm of the Jungle” failed to attract any attention which caused the trio to get dropped from their label and they went their separate ways before making a full album.

After the trio disbanded, Jacqueline Bucknell went on to become a hostess for the British version of the TV game show “The Price is Right” from 1984 to 1986 and continued her acting career in film & television. In 2003, she married British soap star Brian Capron & together, they own a corporate entertainment business.

Samatha Spencer-Lane returned to starring on “The Benny Hill Show” for a few episodes. After leaving the show, she went to become a choreographer and continued to act as well such as starring in a stage play called “Me and My Girl” on London’s West End.

It’s unknown what Billie Adams Katy Lynne and Peggy-Sue Fender are up to these days and it seems as if they’ve faded into obscurity.

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

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The 411

The 411
The 411 were an English female R&B group from London, England whose members originally consisted of Carolyn Owlett, Tanya Boniface, Tisha Martin and Susie Furlonger. The group took their name from Mary J. Blige’s 1992 album “What’s the 411?”
on my kneesIn May of 2004, they released their first single “On My Knees” which peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and also managed to reach the top 30 in Australia.
dumbIn August of that same year, they released their follow-up single “Dumb” which became their only highest charting song to date, peaking at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart.
between the sheetsOn November 22, 2004, the 411 released their debut and only album “Between the Sheets” which peaked at #46 on the U.K. Albums chart. The album was certified Silver in December of 2004.
teardropsThe last single released from the album “Teardrops” peaked at #23 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In 2005, the 411 disbanded, but in 2007, they reformed under the name Sunshyne with two new members after Susie Furlonger quit the group a few months before. They soon changed their name back to the 411 and Susie was replaced by Nuala Farrelly.

In 2008, Tisha Martin announced on her MySpace account that the group had broken up again, but the members still remained friends and they would possibly release new material in the near future, but as of 2018, it has not happened.

These days, Susie Furlonger works as a backing vocalist and has worked with various artists such as Paloma Faith, Bonnie Tyler, James Ingram, Deniece Williams, Freda Payne, Billy Paul, Leona Lewis and Julio Iglesias. She also tours with David Gest.

Carolyn Owlett is the co-director of a broadcast media agency called CleanFeed Media in East London. She has also written articles for “Marie Claire” magazine and worked as a television presenter.

Tisha Martin became an actress, appearing in various shows on British television during the 2000s. It’s unknown what she’s currently up to these days.

Nuala Farrelly has danced and appeared in various musicals, films and commercials.

Tanya Boniface is married to R&B singer Peabo Bryson and works as a waxing specialist in Atlanta, Georgia.

To see the music video for “On My Knees,” go to:

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

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

Funky Diamonds

funky diamondsFunky Diamonds were a German dance\pop music girl group from the ’90s. From 1993 to 1996, the group was originally a dance group and were even background dancers for DJ BoBo.

The original line-up consisted of Simone “Mo” Peter, Diethilde “Dee Dee” Gomes, Indra Zimmerman, Sibel Dugan and Yvonne “Y” Spath. After Sibel was injured in a car accident, she left the group and was replaced by Kira Lingenberg.
bad girlsIn 1996, the group released their debut single “Bad Girls,” but it’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.
i know that you want meIn 1997, their second single “I Know That You Want Me” peaked at #68 on the music charts in Germany, making it their only charting single to date.
funky diamonds albumDuring that same year, the Funky Diamonds released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #24 on the album charts in Germany and was certified Gold in Japan.

The follow-up singles from the album “It’s My Game” and “Get It On” didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.

In August of 1997, the Funky Diamonds performed at the Summer Open Air Tour in Berlin, Germany along with other artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter and Nana.

In 1998, they released three singles “It’s All About You,” “Get Funky Go Sista” and “Night Fever” (which was only released in Japan), but it’s unknown how much impact any of those singles made on the chart.
diamonds are forever
In 1999, the Funky Diamonds released their second and last album to date “Diamonds Are Forever.” During that same year, Kira Lingenberg had left the group.
i wanna have
Their last single release to date “I Wanna Have” didn’t chart at all and by December of 1999, the group had disbanded.

Yvonne Spath went on to work as a television presenter and continue to work as a dancer for artists such as Billy Crawford, Kai Tracid, Loona and Sarah Connor (since 2002). These days, she resides in Munich and moderates a broadcast for a radio station on Saturday nights.

Dee Dee Gomes works as television presenter for sports channel DSF.

Simone Peter continued her dancing career for bands such as Cordalis, Captain Jack and Master Boy. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

Kira Lingerberg runs her own Pilates studio in Berlin.

Indra Zimmerman attempted to start a solo career of her own, but it didn’t appear to pan out. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

As for Sibel Dugan, it’s also unknown what she is currently up to these days as well.

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

To see the music video for “I Know That You Want Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “It’s My Game,” go to:

To see the music video for “Get It On,” go to:

To see a video of Funky Diamonds performing “It’s All About You,” go to:

To see a video of Funky Diamonds performing “Get Funky Go Sista,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Wanna Have,” go to:

N-Tyce

n-tyceN-Tyce were an R&B\pop girl group from London, England that consisted of members Ario Obubore, Chantal Kerzner, Donna Studds and M’Chelle Robinson. The group was signed to the Telestar Records label.
hey djIn 1997, the group released their debut single “Hey DJ! (Play That Song)” which peaked at #20 on the U.K. Singles chart.
we come to partyTheir follow-up single “We Come to Party” fared better on the charts, peaking at #12 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was released as their debut single in the United States, but it didn’t appear to generate a lot of success there.
telefunkinIn 1998, N-Tyce released the single “Telefunkin'” which peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart.
all day every dayIn June of that same year, the group released their debut and only album “All Day Every Day” which peaked at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the U.S., the album was released promotionally.
boom boomThe last single from the album “Boom Boom” peaked at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their last chart appearance to date.

In July of 1998, N-Tyce was one of the opening acts for *NSYNC’s concert tour “NSYNC in Concert.” By 1999, the group disbanded and faded into obscurity, but according to research, N-Tyce had reportedly planned on reuniting in 2011 along with releasing a new album, but it’s unknown if those plans ever happened.

These days, it’s unknown what the members of N-Tyce are up to these days or if they’re still active in the music business.

To see the music video for “Hey DJ! (Play That Song),” go to:

To see the music video for “We Come to Party,” go to:

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

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

BreZe

breze
BreZe were an English girl group from the late’ 90s whose members consisted of 11-year-olds Amanda Wilding & Jessica Holder, 10-year-old Jodie Miller and 9-year-old Phylicia Dyer.

They were signed to the Warner Music UK Ltd. record label (where they were signed for £500,000) and attended the Barbara Speake Stage School in London.

my heart goes boom

In 1999, the group released their only single “My Heart Goes Boom.” The song was expected to be a number one Christmas hit, but it flopped on the charts.

BreZe also faced some controversy when parents complained to 19 Management about the perceived exploitation of children by the music company. Because of this, the group’s second single and album were shelved and they faded into obscurity.

Around 2013, the group reunited and according to their Facebook page, they were working on music, but nothing has been heard about them since and it’s unknown if they’re currently together anymore.

To see BreZe’s Facebook page (even though it hasn’t been updated since 2013), go to:
https://www.facebook.com/BreZeGirlBand/

To see the music video for “My Heart Goes Boom,” go to:

Tiffany Affair

Tiffany AffairTiffany Affair was a pop\R&B girl group from Manhattan, New York that originally consisted of Ayanna (born in 1988), Bianca (born in 1988), Gabrielle (born in 1990) and Natasha (born in 1990). Part of their group’s name was inspired by the first studio they worked in: an old factory where Tiffany Jewelry was crafted on Tiffany Blvd.

The girls met in elementary school where they sang together in choir along with performing in musical theater & commercials. As they got older, the group later decided to pursue a professional singing career and would go on to sign a record deal with Reprise Records thanks to guitarist Robert Randolph.
start a fireIn 2006, Tiffany Affair released their debut single “Start a Fire” featuring rapper Jody Breeze. It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all.

At some point during that same year, Natasha was asked to leave Tiffany Affair due to a severe drug problem which began to give the group a poor image on and backstage during private interviews. After Natasha’s departure, Tiffany Affair was now a trio which consisted of Ayanna, Bianca and Gabrielle.
over itIn 2007, the group released their follow-up single “Over It” which managed to peak at #43 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

Their debut album “Flavors” was supposed to be released sometime around mid-2007, but due to unknown reasons, it was shelved and after that, it seemed as if Tiffany Affair had disbanded.

These days, it’s currently unknown what the members of Tiffany Affair are up to these days and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

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

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

To see a video of Tiffany Affair performing “Over It” live, go to:

Tymes 4

Tymes 4Tymes 4 were a pop music girl group from London, England that originally consisted of Melissa Garrick, Taymah Gaye, Natalie Edwards and Holly Mallett.
bodyrockIn August of 2001, they released their debut single “Bodyrock” which peaked at #23 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was promoted around the United Kingdom and appeared on various TV shows.
she got gameTymes 4 went on to do a mini tour aroound selected schools. Their follow-up single “She Got Game” peaked at #40 on the U.K. Singles chart. It was featured on the BBC Television’s “Children in Need” show and appeared on other shows such as “Live & Kicking,” “The Saturday Show” and “The Pepsi Chart Show.”

For the next six months in mid-2002, Tymes 4 took a brief hiatus and during that time, Holly left the group and was replaced by a new singer named Leah Tribe. In mid-2002, they re-released a remixed version of “Bodyrock” which flopped on the charts.
hookedIn 2003, the group released a new single called “Hooked” which didn’t chart in the U.K., but managed to chart at #69 on the music charts in the Netherlands.
4storyDuring that same year, they released their debut album “4 Story.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. Tymes 4 later signed a record deal in Japan with Avex Records.
the coverIn 2005, the group released their sophomore album “The Covers” (which contained cover versions of songs by artists such as Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper and TLC). It’s unknown how it charted, but during that same year, Tymes 4 disbanded.

These days, Taymah Gaye is pursuing a solo career. Melissa Garrick provided vocals on music artist Supafly’s 2006 single “Moving Too Fast.” It’s unknown what she’s currently up to these days. As for Leah Tribe and Natalie Edwards, their whereabouts are currently unknown as well.

To follot Taymah on Twitter, go to:

To see Taymah’s Soundcloud page, go to:

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

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

To see the music video for “She Got Game,” go to:

 

 

day zsThe Day Zs was a female R&B girl group formed by Morris Day (the lead singer of The Time) which consisted of Cheri Wells (who was a part of the original line-up of the Mary Jane Girls), Cecila Worrall, Kelli Gurman, Tiffanie Smith and Shari Bender.
day z's albumIn 1990, the group released their self-titled (and only) album on Reprise Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted at all.
certainlyThe only single released from the album “Certainly” didn’t appear to make a lot of impact and after that, they seemingly faded into obscurity.

After the group disbanded, Kelli Gurman went on to tour with artists such as Teena Marie, Karyn White and Christopher Cross (according to the Isle of Deserted Pop Stars) She now goes under the name “Remi,” released an EP called “A Taste of Eden” and released two singles in 2012: “Chance of Circumstance (Dance of Life)” & “House Cleaning.”

Cheri Wells rejoined the Mary Jane Girls in 2010 and continues to perform with them.

Cecila Worrall went on to tour & perform with various artists such as Michael Bolton, Guns ‘n Roses, John Tesh, Lenny Kravitz and Diana Ross. Currently, she is the owner of Worrall Rubin Music Services (according to Linkedin.com).

As for Tiffanie Smith and Shari Bender, it’s unknown what they are up to these days.

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

To see a fan-made for “Green Acres” (from their debut album), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Today” (from their debut album), go to:

The Beu Sisters

beu sistersThe Beu Sisters (born in New York City) are a pop music girl group that originally consisted of sisters Candice, Jilaine, Christie & Danielle. Their parents were Broadway veterans.

Born in New York, the sisters and their family moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 1989. In 1997, the sisters recorded a homemade demo. Outside of music, Candice is skilled in art (particularly in drawing & painting), Jiliane did costume design and Christie was a champion surfer.

By the end of the ’90s, they formed an a cappella music group and later opened for artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Bad Company, John Anderson & Daryle Singletary. They were later discovered by songwriter Desmond Child who helped sign them to a record deal with S-Curve Records.
decisionsIn 2002, the Beu Sisters released their debut album “Decisions”. It’s unknown how or if the album charted it all, but it received positive reception from critics.
seventeenThe only single released from the album was “I Was Only (Seventeen).” Like the album, it’s unknown how or if the single made the music charts at all.

Throughout the early\mid-2000s, the Beu Sisters appeared on various movie & TV soundtracks such as “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “Home on the Range,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Smallville” and “Charmed.”

The group was also well-known on the Disney Channel, performing at Disney’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl & Disneymania In Concert.” They also opened for singers Kelly Clarkson & Clay Aiken on a 32-city tour.

The Beu Sisters later signed an entertainment deal with Sony\Columbia Records, but due to unknown delays, their deal didn’t pan out quite well, so they decided to take a break from the music business.

During their hiatus, the sisters found themselves waiting tables, teaching vocal lessons, gardening, cleaning homes and starting families of their own, but they still continued to perform music.

In 2012, the Beu Sisters (minus Jilaine) made a comeback to the music scene and released three EPs: “Beu-tiful” Volumes 1, 2 & 3. These days, the sisters continue to perform as a trio.

(Note [05\10\2017]: This week, I received a comment from one of the Beu Sisters, Candice and this is what she had to say:
Hello there….I’m a Beu Sister! Just wanted to say thank you for creating this for us. Just found it today as I was recounting tales from years gone by to my 9 yr old. This page had everything summarized so concisely. Very nice job. Wondering how you found us? Were you a former fan-friend? I’ve been in the process of writing a memoir & creating a little Indi documentary about my big show biz family’s time in the limelight. So nice to know that even in our obscurity our contributions to the music industry have not been completely lost or forgotten. Again, much appreciation, love & light to you -Candice Beu“)

To follow the Beu Sisters on Facebook, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/BeuSisters/

To see a video for the Beu Sisters appearing on MTV, go to:

To see the music video for “Definition of a Lady” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 1 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Daze” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 2 EP), go to:

To see the music video for their song “Everything Will Be Alright” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 3 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Anytime You Need a Friend” (from the “Home on the Range” soundtrack), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You Make Me Feel Like a Star” (from the “Lizzie McGuire Movie” soundtrack, go to), go to:

Thunderbugs

thunderbugs
Thunderbugs were a British pop girl group that consisted of lead singer Jane Vaughn, backing vocalist\bass player Stef Maillard, backing vocalist\drummer Nicky Shaw and guitarist Brigitta Jansen.
friends-foreverIn 1999, they released their debut single “Friends Forever” which peaked at #5 on the U.K. Singles chart, becoming their only highest charting song to date. The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the film “Center Stage”.
its-about-time-you-were-mineThunderbugs’ follow-up single “It’s About Time You Were Mine” didn’t match the same success as their debut single, peaking at #43 on the U.K. Singles chart.
deliciousAfter the group’s follow-up single flopped, their debut album “Delicious” ended up getting postponed at first, but it was eventually released in Europe and the U.K. (which was released on mini-disc) in 2000.

After that, it seemed as if Thunderbugs faded into obscurity. Nicky Shaw went on to work on writing & programming songs and working with artists such as BB King, Eric Clapton, Lulu, Michael McDonald, Lara Fabian and Taylor Hicks. She also composed tracks for the film “Rag Tale.”

As for Jane Vaughan, Stef Maillard and Brigitta Jansen, it seems as if they have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what each of them are up to these days.

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

To see the music video for “It’s About Time You Were Mine,” go to: