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Soulful singer set for SA

Iconic diva Alison Moyet will be performing in South Africa for the first time to celebrate the Emperors Palace's 15th birthday on December 13 and 14.


The two concerts will feature the best of the bluesy-voiced Moyet and the hits of her electro-pop eighties band, Yazoo, her personal hits of the past 28 years and from her current hit album The Minutes.

An Essex girl, born Genevieve Alison Jane to a French father and English mother, Alison left school at 16 and became famous at 21 as a singer/songwriter with her band.

The emotive songstress emerged from the British post-punk scene in the early eighties as one-half of the synth-pop duo Yazoo – which sold millions of albums and enjoyed a string of hits over a two-year period, including Only You and Don’t Go, which fit right into the electro-pop, rage-of-the-moment in the 21st century. Moyet’s voice stood out as the formidable instrument, as throaty as Janis Joplin, and as soulful as Dusty Springfield.

When Yazoo split up, Alison went on to a flourishing solo career and in 1984 released her debut solo album, Alf, which became a hit worldwide. Between 1984 and 1987, Moyet was Britain’s best-selling female solo star.

Covers of That Ole Devil Called Love and Love Letters confirmed her reputation as an interpreter of classic songs, while the self- penned hits All Cried Out and Love Resurrection confirmed her gift as a songwriter.

The next few years saw more peaks with Brit Awards, topping the Billboard Top 40, a performance at the Live Aid concert and a successful 1987 collaboration with Eurythmic’ Dave Stewart on the hit Is This Love?

She is currently enjoying great success with her acclaimed eighth album The Minutes, which shot to number five on the UK album charts. Prior to her exclusive Gauteng concerts, she will be touring the UK, Europe and America in a series of greatly anticipated concerts.

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