back up singers

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Hi Katy, I love this feature of the web site - keep up the great work! I was wondering if the guys knew whatever happened to any of their old back up singers. Thanks, Sasha

HI SASHA. WHAT A GREAT QUESTION! I CHECKED IN WITH THE GUYS AND THIS IS WHAT THEY KNOW:

*LAMYA (WEDDING ALBUM tour)- lives in New York City and does session work. Will release own solo record on J Records in 2002.

MELANIE REDMOND - Came to a Duran Duran show in London last year. Last the band heard, she was working with ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman.

BJ NELSON ("SEVEN AND THE RAGGED TIGER" tour) - She has done some work with Robert Palmer after touring with Duran Duran.

CHARMAINE BURCH ("SEVEN AND THE RAGGED TIGER" tour)- Has moved back to Detroit. After the "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" tour she did some work with sax player Andy Hamilton.

JACQUI COPLAND ("BIG THING" tour) - Moved to France and did some work with Paul Young.

SALLY BOYDEN (Sang back up on "POP TRASH" album) - Lives in London and performs regularly with her band, THE CANDY BOMBERS.

TESSA NILES (Extensive) - Worked with the band on nearly every CD and on some tours. Lives in the UK with her husband and does session work for tons of people, most recently Eric Clapton.

CURTIS KING (Extensive)- Still touring with various artists such as Carly Simon, Luther Vandross and others. Came to see the band at a Jones Beach show last year.

*This question was first posed in 2001. Sadly, Lamya passed away in 2009.

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