Alison Moyet is a Basildon girl born to a French father and English mother. Having left school at 16, she began her musical journey in punk bands and on the Canvey Island pub rock scene. Her piano tuning studies came to an abrupt halt when ‘Only You’ became a worldwide hit for her and Vince Clarke, the duo otherwise known as Yazoo. Completely by accident, she found herself thrust into the spotlight of the mainstream pop world.
Yazoo went on to reinvent British dance music, merging cool synthesised soundscapes with soul. Two albums and a Brit Award for Best New Band later, aged just 23 she signed a solo deal with Columbia and recorded the multi-million selling debut ‘Alf’. Released in 1984 the album spawned three UK Top 10 hits and won her a Brit for Best Female Artist.
Alison signed to Cooking Vinyl and in May 2013 released her first Top 5 album in 26 years – ‘the minutes’. Co-written and produced by Guy Sigsworth, the album saw Alison return to her electronic roots – producing an experimental, captivating and critically-acclaimed album.
2017 sees Alison return with her second studio album on Cooking Vinyl, which is also her second collaboration with Guy Sigsworth.
MINUTES AND SECONDS (2014)
THE MINUTES (2013)