Vivienne McKone

Vivienne McKone began dancing at the age of two & by the age of 8 had her first theatrical West End role…

She appeared as ‘Velma’, the solo dancer, in Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone & as a child, was represented by The Richard Stone Partnership. Vivienne was lucky enough to have a television career in music & drama up until the mid-1990’s – she appeared in Casualty (1986) & How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989). Shortly after this she began her involvement a musical theatre &  alsowriting her own music.

Her first, eponymous titled album was produced by famed US producer Stewart Levine (Crusaders, Randy Crawford, Simply Red) & featured her two biggest UK singles: ‘Sing’ & ‘Beware’, released on the legendary London Records dance imprint FFRR headed at the time by Pete Tong. Her music has been given a place on such albums as Jazz FM’s ‘Spirit of the Street: The Very Best of Inner City Cool’ & featured on the essential ‘Soul Lounge’ series on Dome Records. Vivienne’s many live performances include supporting American jazz artist Al Jarreau & songstress Anita Baker.

More recently she featured on Joey Negro & The Sunshine Band‘s ‘Secret Life Of Us’ album, singing lead & backing vocals on the track ‘Trust Me’ & in 2015 her single ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ reached No.1 in the UK Soul Chart.

There’s a bit of a family affair going with the McKone’s at Summer Soulstice with her brother Ernie, former Galliano member & still one of the most highly respected bassists arounds, heading up the band which Vivienne performed so amazingly with @ our 2016 event…

And boy did we all Sing!


 

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