Kiki Dee & Dave Bartram

 

Interviews from 23rd September include Kiki Dee, along with Dave Bartram of Showwaddywaddy.

Kiki Dee, is an English singer.  She is best known for her 1976 duet with Elton John, entitled “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, which went to Number 1 both in the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1993 she performed another duet with Elton John for his Duets album, a cover version of Cole Porter’s “True Love”, which reached No. 2 in the UK. During her career, Kiki Dee has released 39 singles, three EPs and 12 albums. Kiki’s latest single “Sidesteppin’ With A Soul Man” released in October 2013 will be her 40th single release.

Showaddywaddy are a pop group from Leicester, England. They specialise in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s as well as original material and dress as Teddy Boys.  The band was formed in 1973 by the amalgamation of two groups, Choise and the Golden Hammers, the latter often known simply as ‘The Hammers’. This led to an eight-member band, with the unusual feature of having two vocalists, two drummers, two guitarists, and two bassists. They both played at the Fosse Way pub in Leicester and soon discovered shared musical tastes. After playing together in jamming sessions, they joined together permanently and Showaddywaddy was born.

Kiki Dee

Dave Bartram of Showwaddywaddy