|Birth name||Alison T. Limerick|
|Origin||Stepney, London, England|
|Genres||House, dance, dance-pop, pop, soul, jazz|
|Associated acts||The Style Council, This Mortal Coil, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, The James Taylor Quartet|
Alison T. Limerick (born 1959, Stepney, London, England) is a British singer who scored success in the 1990s with the huge club anthem "Where Love Lives", which was her solo-debut and a #3 hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play in 1991.
She began her music career as a backing vocalist in the mid-1980s, after attending the London Contemporary School of Dance. Her work appeared on The Style Council's 1985 album, Our Favourite Shop. In 1989 she made a brief appearance as an African sorceress in Bob Rafelson's film, Mountains of the Moon. She has also contributed to the musical project This Mortal Coil, singing on two of its albums: Filigree & Shadow (1986) and Blood (1991). Another 4AD related contribution found her singing on the Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook album Sleeps with the Fishes (1987) on the song "Equal Ways." Work with Peter Murphy (1992's Holy Smoke) followed before Limerick finally made her solo debut the same year, teaming with the house-music record producers David Morales and Frankie Knuckles.
Alison Limerick is best known for her 1990s club anthems, her most successful and best known track being "Where Love Lives," her only US release, which was originally a club success in 1991, and a UK Singles Chart #9 smash when remixed in 1996. Her 1992 hit "Make it On My Own," reached #16 in the UK chart. Her own album With a Twist appeared in 1994, plus the 1996 remix collection Club Classics followed, and a year later Limerick returned with "Put Your Faith in Me." "Where Love Lives" has made three separate appearances in the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1991 (#3), 1996 (#4) and 2003 (#16). None of her full-length works were released in the US. Alison was the featured vocalist on the 1995 James Taylor Quartet album "In The Hand of The Inevitable", on the album's three solo vocal tracks. The tracks included the single "Love Will Keep Us Together" and the album remains the Acid Jazz label's biggest selling album.
Alison Limerick worked with many famous artists and songwriters such as George Michael, Courtney Pine and Lamont Dozier. In 1993 she sang backing vocals on M People's song "Melody of Life" from its album Elegant Slumming. She appears in the British movie Collusion as the jazz singer and she is also notable as one of the (uncredited) singers heard performing the closing title song on each episode of Blackadder the Third.
She now continues to record and sing live, for PA’s and with her own band. She can be heard singing soul/jazz, in various venues across Europe, and found being the Dance Diva in House music venues around the world performing her all-time classics like "Where Love Lives" and "Make it on My Own."
In 2012, Alison Limerick released two new album projects that are an exclusive digital collection of all her major and independent releases plus a brand-new album.
- "Where Love Lives" (1990)
- "Where Love Lives" (re-issue) (1991) UK #27
- "Come Back For Real Love" (1991) UK #53
- "Magic's Back (Theme from The Ghosts of Oxford Street)" (with Malcolm McLaren) (1991) UK #42
- "Make It On My Own" (1992) UK #16
- "Gettin' It Right" (1992) UK #57
- "Hear My Call" (1992) UK #73
- "Time Of Our Lives" (1994) UK #36
- "Love Come Down" (1994) UK #36
- "Love Will Keep Us Together" (with James Taylor Quartet) (1995) UK #63
- "Where Love Lives" (remix) (1996) UK #9
- "Make It On My Own" (remix) (1996) UK #30
- "Put Your Faith In Me" (1997) UK #42
- "Let's Hold On To Love" (1998)
- "Where Love Lives" (second remix) (2003) UK #44
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- "Howard Goodall official site". Howardgoodall.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- Alison Limerick at the Internet Movie Database
- Blueprint Management
- Dance Crazy Management
- Alison Limerick at Vh1.com