Ayshea

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Ayshea
Birth name Ayshea Hague
Also known as Ayshea Brough
Born (1948-11-12) 12 November 1948 (age 65)
Highgate, London, England
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, actress, television presenter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1965–present
Labels Philips
Fontana
Harvest
DJM

Ayshea (born Ayshea Hague, 12 November 1948) is an English singer, actress and television presenter.

Biography[edit]

Born in Highgate, London, and educated at Arts Educational School, London, Ayshea was trained in ballet, music, drama and dance. She made her film debut at the age of nine as an uncredited extra in the film, Tom Thumb. At sixteen, she was signed to her first record label, Philips Fontana, who released her debut single, "Eeny Meeny" in 1965.[1] She made appearances on various TV promotional shows such as Thank Your Lucky Stars and Discotheque. Granada TV's producer Muriel Young hired Ayshea to present and star in her own pop show, Lift Off with Ayshea in 1969.[1] The series ran for 144 episodes until 1974.

After being romantically linked with Steve Winwood, Chas Chandler and Rod Stewart, she married Cat Stevens' record producer, Chris Brough, who went on to manage her and produce her records.[1]

Ayshea was a regular on TV celebrity shows such as The Golden Shot and Celebrity Squares. As an actress, she appeared on Jason King and had a recurring role on ATV's UFO. After starring in pantomimes and summer shows all over the UK, Ayshea then built up a large following for her live cabaret performances.

Ayshea and Chris Brough were divorced in the 1970s. In 1975, she represented Great Britain at the World Song Festival (Tokyo) with a song written for her by Elton John, entitled "The Flowers Will Never Die".

Following an engagement to Roy Wood, who wrote and produced her single "Farewell", she later married Steve Alder who starred as Jesus Christ in the musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Ayshea moved to Los Angeles and appeared in the movies Demolition Man and Gotcha. Married to the CBS president, Michael I Levy, Beverly Hills became her permanent home. For many years, she was a well known Beverly Hills socialite and ran a property development and interior design business.

In 2000, Ayshea moved back to the UK to be close to her mother, Rose.[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Eeny Meeny" (1965)[1]
  • "Master Jack" (1971)
  • "Old Fashioned Love Song" (1972)
  • "Farewell" (1973)
  • "Another Day Without You" (1974)
  • "Don't Wait Till Tomorrow" (1975)
  • "The Flowers Will Never Die" (1975)
  • "Golden Oldie" (1977)[3]

Albums[edit]

  • Ayshea (1970)
  • Lift Off with Ayshea (1974)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ayshea : Artist Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Ayshea : Lush Life magazine". Ufoseries.com. May 2010. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Ayshea Brough Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 

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