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BIOGRAPHY CHRISTINE WILTSHIRE
Singer Christine Wiltshire , originally a native of Brooklyn, New York started her professional career as in the Luther Vandross quintet LUTHER in 1976 and broke through internationally with the Patrick Adams’s group MUSIQUE by 1978 with international hits as “In The Bush” and “Keep On Jumpin’ “, which resulted in a Gold Record for album Musique and her group was nominated Billboard’s “Best Girl Group” as part of the group “Musique” in 1978. She also composed for the group.
She got her biggest hit song with “Weekend”, originally recorded by Patrick Adams’ studio group PHREEK of which Wiltshire was a member. The song was heavily played by Larry Levan yet it was commercially unavailable so it did not enter any charts in 1976. In the early 1980s, William Socolov, the co-owner of Sleeping Bag Records, invited Levan to make a new version of “Weekend”. It became more successful than the original version, CLASS ACTION FEAT. CHRISTINE WILTSHIRE with weekend peaking at No. 54 on the British pop chart and No. 9 on the Billboard Dance chart in 1983.
As a session singer she can be heard on recordings by a.o.Lou Reed (female vocals on “Walk On The Wild Side”), Melba Moore, Keith Richards (of Rolling Stones), John Phillips (of Mamas and Papas), John Lennon (of Beatles) & Yoko Ono, Jocelyn Brown, Zulema, Candi Staton, Loleatta Holloway, Eddie Kendricks (of The Temptations), Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Herbie Mann, Latoya Jackson, Cuba Gooding Sr.and Robert Palmer.
Through the years Christine now also developed herself as a Jazz and Standards singer and she performs songs from The Great American Songbook at Supper Clubs and intimate venues, next to her work as a Pop and former Disco singer.
Christine’s vibrant personality and rich vocal tones magically capture emotions and soul of her selections and make you feel like it’s your words she’s singing. Her talent and professionalism make it no mystery why she has been selected to appear on so many recordings and tour dates for major recording stars.
As an active session participant Christine has also become keen to the methods of producing and session management and has directed many sessions of her own. Originally a native of Brooklyn, New York her career has taken her all around the United States, Mexico, Canada, South America, France, England, Holland, Bermuda, and St. Croix. Christine currently resides in The Netherlands