Category: Pop/Rock


Sally Moore

sally mooreSally Moore was a pop/rock singer from the ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Curb Records label.
sallymoorealbumIn 1990, she released her self-titled and only debut album. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
my heart has a mind of its own
Sally’s only charting single from the album was the track “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own” which managed to peak at #42 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

After that, nothing much was heard from Sally Moore and it appears as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own,” go to:

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Cheyenne Kimball

cheyenne kimballCheyenne Kimball (born Cheyenne Nichole Kimball on July 27, 1990 in Frisco, Texas) is a former pop/rock singer from the 2000s.

Cheyenne first began songwriting when she was only 8 years old. By the time she was 12 years old, she learned how to play the guitar and wrote nearly 200 songs. She also began booking her own shows at local nightspots in north central Texas.

In 2003, Cheyenne appeared on the NBC network show “America’s Most Talented Kid” and won the competition. After that, she was signed to a multi-record deal with Sony/Epic Records, but it wasn’t until early 2005 that she began working on her debut album.

In order to help promote the album, Cheyenne had her own television show on MTV called “Cheyenne” which aired in May of 2006. The show chronicled Cheyenne working on her album and balancing her life as a normal teenage girl.
hanging onDuring that same year, she released her debut single “Hanging On” which managed to peak at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #29 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart. Cheyenne also appeared on the soundtrack to the film “Aquamarine” with the track “One Original Thing.”
the day has comeIn July of 2006, Cheyenne’s debut album “The Day Has Come” was released. The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 40,000 copies during its first week. In Canada, it peaked at #28 on the album charts and was also certified Gold.

Also during 2006, Cheyenne performed at the Thanksgiving Day Parade singing the song “Four Walls” which was released a single in January of 2007; it’s unknown how if the single charted at all, but the song would later be covered by Miley Cyrus for her album “Breakout.”

In February of 2007, she performed live at the Pro Bowl and another track from her album “Mr. Beautiful” was released as a single in Canada only.

In 2008, Cheyenne put her solo music career on hold and joined country music band Gloriana. In July of 2011, she left Gloriana for unknown reasons. Since then, it appears as if Cheyenne had left the music business; in August of 2017, she gave birth to her daughter, Nico.

In June of 2018, she posted on her Instagram account about expressing interest in returning to music, but it’s currently unknown when it will happen.

To follow Cheyenne on Instagram, go to:
https://www.instagram.com/cheyennek22/?hl=en

To follow Cheyenne on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/thisischeyenne?lang=en

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

To see a fan-made video for “One Original Thing,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Mr. Beautiful,” go to:

Tal Bachman

Tal BachmanTal Bachman (born Talmage Charles Robert Bachman on August 13, 1968 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a pop-rock singer from the late ’90s. He is the son of guitarist Randy Bachman (who played in the rock bands Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive).

As a child, Tal learned how to play the piano, guitar and drums, but by his teen years, he lost interest in music. After graduating from high school, he studied political philosophy in college in Utah. He later did missionary work in Argentina for a few years before deciding to pursue a musical career.

After shopping some demos around various record labels, Tal was able to get a record deal with Columbia Records when the executives at EMI Music Publishing in New York heard his demo tape.
tbachman albumIn 1999, Tal released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #124 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. The album earned two Juno Awards in Canada.
She's So HighHis debut single “She’s So High” became a hit, peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart and topped Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart.

In Canada, the song peaked at #3 on the charts and it also achieved success in other countries such as Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It even earned him BMI’s “Song of the Year”

Tal went on to receive various awards & nominations from the Juno Awards & the Canadian Radio Music Awards. He also received a lot of media exposure, appearing on MTV, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” MuchMusic (in Canada) and the “E!” Network along with being profiled, reviewed & interviewed for magazines such as “USA Today,” “Rolling Stone” & “Q” magazine.

In support of his debut album, Tal toured with Bryan Adams and the Barenaked Ladies as their opening act and later headlined his own tour.
If You SleepHis follow-up singles from the album “Strong Enough” and “If You Sleep” were moderately successful in Canada, Tal wasn’t able to make the music charts again in the United States, making him a “one hit wonder” in that country.
Staring Down The SunIn 2004 (five years after the release of his first album), Tal released his sophomore album “Staring Down the Sun” on the Sextant Records label.

The lead single from the album “Aeroplane” became a hit in Canada, peaking at #20 on the music charts and it was even used in the film “American Pie Presents: Band Camp.”

Outside of music, Tal moonlighted as a political commentator and has even played rugby. In 2006, he was interviewed for the 2007 PBS documentary “The Mormons” where he discussed why he left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also talked about his departure from the church in the Bill Maher documentary “Religulous.”

In September of 2011, Tal performed “She’s So High” as a duet with Taylor Swift during her show in Vancouver.

These days, Tal continues to perform occassionally in British Columbia (as of 2016), but he is mostly focused on his family. He is also focused on creating a character named Ian Starglow and writing a pilot based on the character.

To see the music video for “She’s So High,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “If You Sleep,” go to:

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

As a bonus, here is a video of Tal Bachman and Taylor Swift performing “She’s So High” at Taylor’s show in Vancouver in 2011:

Shelby Starner

Shelby StarnerShelby Starner (born in 1984 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) was a teenage pop\rock singer from the late ’90s.

She began writing songs when she was 11 years old. Two years later, her demo tape was given to Warner Bros. Records who immediately signed her to a record deal.
R-3797417-1344805962-8225In 1999, she released her debut (and only) album “In the Shadows.” Even though the album wasn’t commercially successful, it was well-received by critics.
don't let themOne of the songs from the album “Don’t Let Them” was minorly successful, but it’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.

For her follow-up album, Shelby worked with members of the rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers to create a more rock-oriented sound, but the album was never released.

Frustrated with her record label, she tried to end her contract with Warner Bros. to find a new label, but after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Shelby decided to take a break from the music scene to refocus her life around her family.

For the next two years, Shelby underwent treatment for bulimia, but on June 22, 2003 (two months before she was about to start her freshman year of college at the University of Pittsburgh), she died from complications caused by her eating disorder at the age of 19.

To see the music video for “Don’t Let Them,” go to:

Hepburn

hepburnHepburn was a female British pop-rock band whose members consisted of vocalist Jamie Benson (born on September 27, 1978 from Bognor Regis, England), guitarist Lisa Lister (born on July 24, 1981 from Worlington, England), bassist Sarah Davies (born on January 22, 1981 from Mansfield, England) and drummers Beverley Fullen (born on October 9, 1978 from Sunderland, England), Lisa Gordon (born on January 5, 1980 from Walsall, West Midlands in England) & Tasha Baylis (born on December 27, 1974 from London, England). The group’s name was inspired by actress Audrey Hepburn.

The band began in 1997 when Jamie Benson met Lisa Lister at a party. Beverley Fullen knew Jamie from music school and Sarah Davies was added into the group to complete the line-up.
i quitIn May of 1999, Hepburn released their debut single “I Quit” which peaked at #8 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was written by Phil Thornalley (who had gained success writing Natalie Imbruglia’s hit song “Torn”).

A music video was released along with the single and later in the year, a new video for the song was made using scenes from the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (which included scenes of the band on the sets of the show and the band acting like vampires). Although the song never appeared on the “Buffy” TV show, it was featured on its television soundtrack.
bugsIn August of 1999, the band released their second single “Bugs” which peaked at #14 on the U.K. Singles chart.
hepburn1999During that same year, they released their only self-titled album on Columbia Records which peaked at #28 on the U.K. Albums chart. A month later, Beverley Fullen left Hepburn and was replaced by Lisa Gordon who was later replaced by Tasha Bayliss.
deep deep downIn February of 2000, Hepburn released their third (and ultimately last) single “Deep Deep Down” which peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the summer of that same year, the band broke up after being dropped from their record label.

After Hepburn came to an end, Jamie Benson released a solo album in 2002 called “Jamie Benson – My Confession.” After that, nothing much was heard from her and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

These days, Sarah Davies works as Detective Constable with the Nottinghamshire Police. Beverley Fullen works a DJ for 96.4 Eagle Radio’s Breakfast Show (which broadcasts throughout Surrey and Hampshire, England).

Tasha Bayliss appears to still be active in the music business and has appeared on music act Glass Pear’s 2010 EP “Sweet America.” As for Lisa Lister and Lisa Gordon, it’s unknown what they are up these days and they have also seemingly faded into obscurity.

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

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

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

Billy Clift

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Billy Clift was a pop-rock\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Nightwave Records.

In 1987, he released his only single “Somewhere in the Night.” It’s unknown how or if the single ever charted at all.

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

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Billie Myers

billie myersBillie Myers (born on June 14, 1971 in Coventry, West Midlands, England) is a female pop\rock singer from the ’90s. She was born to a British mother & a Jamaican father and began writing poetry as a child.

Before pursuing a music career, Billie worked as a nurse and an insurance agent. After she was discovered by record producer, Peter Harris at a club, she began writing material for her debut album.
kiss the rainIn September of 1997, she released her debut single “Kiss the Rain” which became her biggest hit to date, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart, #6 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart and #28 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

In the U.K., the song peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and was moderately successful in other countries such as Canada, Australia, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Scotland. It was also featured in a episode of “Dawson’s Creek.”
growing painsIn November of that same year, Billie released her debut album “Growing, Pains” which peaked at #19 on the U.K. Albums chart and #91 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was produced by Desmond Child and was also certified Gold.
tell meThe follow-up single from the album “Tell Me” peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Top 40 chart, but missed the Hot 100. It also peaked at #28 on the U.K. Singles chart.
you send me flyingThe last single released from the album “You Send Me Flying” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.

In 2000, Billie was featured on the soundtrack to the Freddie Prinze Jr. film “Down to You” with the track “It All Comes Down To You.”
vertigo
In June of that same year, Billie released her sophomore album “Vertigo.” She was more pleased with the album because she was more direct lyrically & more assertive in the production process. The album didn’t match the success of her debut album & didn’t appear to make the album charts at all.
am i here yetThe remixed version of the first single from the album “Am I Here Yet? (Return to Sender)” received some moderate success on the dance charts. The follow-up single “Should I Call You Jesus?” received some controversy due to Billie’s frank, honest questions about religion.
just sexAfter that, not much was heard from Billie until 2005 when she released the single “Just Sex” (which was featured on Artemis Records’ “Star Struck” compliation album) and the remixed version peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

In 2006, she was the closing act for Los Angeles Gay Pride 2006, a featured act for New York City Pride 2006 & also appeared at the 25th anniversary festival of the Chicago North Halstead Market Days.

On October 11, 2009, Billie sang “America the Beautiful” before a crowd of LGBT people and their allies at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C.
wonderfulIn 2010, she released the single “Wonderful” which peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
tea and sympathyThese days, Billie continues to be active with her music career and in 2013, she released her third album “Tea & Sympathy.”

To see Billie Myers’ official website, go to:
http://www.billiemyers.com

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “You Send Me Flying,” go to:

To see the music video for “Am I Here Yet?,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Should I Call You Jesus,” go to:

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

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

 

 

The Waitresses

the waitressesThe Waitresses were a pop-rock band from Akron, Ohio that was formed by guitarist\songwriter Chris Butler (born Christopher Butler on May 22, 1949 in Ohio)

The original line-up of the band consisted of lead singer Patty Donahue (born Patricia Jean Donahue on March 29, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio), jazz saxophonist Mars Williams (born on May 29, 1955 in Elmhurst, Illinois), drummer Billy Ficca (born William Joseph Ficca on February 15, 1950 in Delaware), keyboardist Dan Klayman, bassist Dave Hofstra and back-up singer Ariel Warner.

Chris formed the band in 1977 as a side project to his main work, playing in bands such as Tin Huey & the Numbers Band around the Akron area. In 1978, he wrote the song “I Know What Boys Like”. While forming the band, he enlisted Patty Donahue to sing a few of his songs at Tin Huey Shows.

Chris later relocated to New York City where he shopped around “I Know What Boys Like” which landed him a record deal at ZE Records. The song was released a single in 1980, but it didn’t make the charts. After Chris put the band together, they played in their debut concert on New Year’s Eve.
wasn't tomorrow wonderfulIn January of 1982, the Waitresses released their debut album “Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?” which managed to peak at #41 on the Billboard 200 chart.

During the recording of the album, Ariel Warner left the band due to stage fright while David Hofstra left before the Waitresses’ debut album was released and he was replaced by Tracy Wormworth.
i know what boys like“I Know What Boys Like” became their biggest (and one of their well-known) hit songs to date, peaking at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100, #23 on Billboard’s Top Tracks chart and #74 on the Cash Box singles chart. It also managed to chart in Australia (at #14) in 1982.
rule the worldIn November of that same year, the band released the EP “I Could Rule the World If I Could Only Get the Parts.”
squarepegsOne of the tracks from the EP “Square Pegs” became the theme song of the short-lived 1982-83 TV series “Square Pegs” (that starred actress Sarah Jessica Parker) and the band even appeared in the pilot episode of the series.
christmas wrappingAnother one of the Waitresses’ song “Christmas Wrapping” (which was originally featured on ZE Records’ holiday compliation album ” A Christmas Record” in 1981) managed to peak at #45 on the U.K. Singles chart.

The song received positive reception from critics and has been described as one of “the best holiday pop tunes ever recorded” (according to AllMusic.com).
bruiseologyIn May of 1983, the Waitresses released their sophomore album “Bruiseology” which failed to make any impact on the charts at all.

The two singles released from the album “Make the Weather” and “Bread and Butter” also failed to make any impact on the charts as well.

In the summer of 1984, Patty Donahue left the band and was briefly replaced by singer Holly Beth Vincent (born in Chicago, Illinois), but Holly Beth ended up leaving the band two weeks later & Patty returned to the band. By late 1984, the Waitresses had disbanded.

These days, Chris Butler continues to work in the music business as a producer along with playing in various bands.

After the Waitresses’ disbanded, lead singer Patty Donahue went on to work for ABC in the Political Unit and then worked in the A&R department at MCA. On December 9, 1996, she died of lung cancer at the age of 40.

The other past members of the band have or currently work in the music business, working on various projects.

To see the music video for “I Know What Boys Like,” go to:

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

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

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

Kim Ryder

kim ryderKim Ryder (born in 1965 from Minneapolis, Minnesota) was a pop\rock singer from the late ’80s.

Kim began singing at the age of four and by junior high school, she became involved in acting. In her high school years, she joined her first band and after graduating high school, Kim hit the road and followed bikers for awhile. For three years, she frequently changed bands & lived out a suitcase.

After arriving in New York, Kim met music producer David Werner and later on, she was signed to the Invasion Recordings record label. In 1986, she released her debut single “Money I Love.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all.
angel arriveIn 1988, Kim released her only album “Angel Arrive.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
shatter the glassThe only single released from the album was the song “Shatter the Glass.” Like her album, it’s unknown how the single made any impact on the charts at all.

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

[Note: There are no videos available for this entry]

Tasmin Archer

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: