Appleton (music duo)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Appleton
Origin Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop
Years active 2002 (2002)–2005 (2005)
Labels Polydor
Associated acts All Saints
Past members Natalie Appleton
Nicole Appleton

Appleton were a Canadian musical duo comprising Natalie Appleton and her sister Nicole. The sisters were perhaps best known as members of the girl group All Saints.

Biography[edit]

Natalie and Nicole Appleton were born in 1973 and 1974 respectively to their British mother Mary and their Canadian Jewish father, Ken. They also have two elder sisters, Lori and Lee. Their parents divorced in the late 1970s, and so the sisters switched frequently between England, Canada, and the United States. Both attended Ellenville High School in upstate New York. They stayed in Britain eventually, and became students at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in North London, which was to tutor their fellow All Saints colleague and Nic's schoolmate, Melanie Blatt as well as Denise van Outen, Emma Bunton, Letitia Dean and Samantha Janus.[1] The sisters were back in the UK in 1994, and, together with Shaznay Lewis, joined with former schoolmate Melanie Blatt to form All Saints.

In 2000, both sisters appeared in the poorly received film Honest, directed by ex-Eurythmics member Dave Stewart. In 2001, All Saints disbanded.

Natalie and Nicole formed the band Appleton, and in September 2002, issued their first Appleton single "Fantasy", written with Andy Hayman and Gareth Young, which reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] Their autobiography, Together, came out in October 2002. David Slade has announced he will direct the autobiographical book into a film.

In 2003, they had two more hits with "Don't Worry" and "Everything Eventually" and the album, Everything's Eventual which went gold in the UK after just two months. They decided to sign a deal with Concept Music in late 2004 because of differences with their previous label, Polydor.

Nicole has been presenting Hell's Kitchen, and Natalie appeared on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2004. All Saints reformed early in 2006; by then the Appleton enterprise had ceased.

Group members[edit]

Natalie Appleton[edit]

Natalie Appleton was born 14 May 1973 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and is married to Liam Howlett in June 2002. She has a daughter named Rachel Appleton who was born 19 May 1992 and a son, Ace Howlett, born 2 March 2004.

Nicole Appleton[edit]

Nicole Appleton was born 7 December 1974 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and is married to Liam Gallagher. They have a son, Gene Appleton-Gallagher, who was born 2 July 2001.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Appleton discography

and All Saints discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 27. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.