Tyler performing in Malmö, Sweden on 15 May 2013
|Birth name||Gaynor Hopkins|
|Also known as||Sherene Davis|
8 June 1951 |
Skewen, West Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
|Genres||Rock, Country rock, Wagnerian rock, Progressive rock, Soft rock, Hard rock, Rock and roll, pop|
|Labels||RCA, Chrysalis, CBS, Columbia, Hansa, Atlantic, East West, CMC Records, Sony, Stick Music, ZYX Music, Celtic Swan Recordings|
Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins on 8 June 1951) is a Welsh singer. Her first hit single, "Lost in France", reached the top ten on the UK Singles Chart in 1976 and she was nominated for Best British Female Newcomer at the 1977 Brit Awards. Soon after, Tyler underwent an operation to remove nodules from her vocal cords, which left her with a distinctively husky voice. However, this did not affect her career and her 1977 single "It's a Heartache" became a hit in both Europe and North America.
At the peak of her success in the 1980s, Tyler worked with rock music songwriter Jim Steinman, gaining further international success with her number one hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1983, for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, with sales now exceeding 9 million. In the same year, she was also Grammy nominated for the song "Faster Than the Speed of Night", in the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance category. Steinman also wrote Tyler's last major British success, "Holding Out for a Hero", which was featured on the Footloose film soundtrack in 1984. Tyler received her third Grammy nomination in 1985 with the single "Here She Comes", and also achieved further international success with her 1986 hit "If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)". She was twice nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Female Artist, in 1984 and 1986.
Tyler continued to have success in Continental Europe with her hit singles "Bitterblue'" and "Fools Lullaby" in the 1990s. In 2004, Tyler had two more hit singles; "Vergiß Es (Forget It)" and "Si demain... (Turn Around)" (a duet with French singer Kareen Antonn), which reached the top of the French charts for 10 weeks.
Early life & work with Imagination 
Tyler was born in Skewen, into a family that included three sisters and two brothers. Her father, Glin Hopkins, worked in a coal mine and her mother, Elsie Hopkins (an opera lover), shared her love for music with her children, and was part of the local church choir. Tyler grew up listening to Motown music and female artists such as Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. She concluded her education in the 1960s, leaving school with no qualifications and began working in the local grocery shop, then as a supermarket cashier.
In early 1969, aged 17, she entered a talent contest, singing the Mary Hopkin hit "Those Were the Days" and the Ray Charles song "I Can't Stop Loving You", and finished in second place, winning £1. She then was chosen to sing in a band with front man Bobby Wayne, known as Bobby Wayne & The Dixies. Two years later, she formed her own band called Imagination (not related to the 1980s British dance band of the same name) and performed with them in pubs and clubs all over southern Wales. It was then that she decided to adopt the stage name of "Sherene Davis", taking the names from her niece's forename and favourite aunt's surname. Despite the two name changes, her family and friends still know her as Gaynor.
On 4 July 1973, she married Robert Sullivan, a real estate agent, Swansea night club manager and Olympic judoka. In the following year, Tyler performed "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" with her band Imagination on the British talent show New Faces, coming fourth out of seven contestants. Tyler quoted Mickie Most as saying "The girl has got something but the boys are just playing away." Then in 1975, she was discovered by Roger Bell who arranged a recording contract for her with RCA Records. Before signing, she was asked to choose a different stage name and settled on Bonnie Tyler.
1976–81: Early Success 
In 1976, Tyler was spotted singing the Ike & Tina Turner song "Nutbush City Limits" in The Townsman Club in Swansea by the songwriting and producing team of Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe, who became her managers, songwriters and producers.
Tyler first began by recording a track entitled "My! My! Honeycomb", which did not garner any chart success, but did gain local airplay in Swansea. The track was later released on the 2002 compilation, Total Eclipse Anthology and on a re-release of her debut album The World Starts Tonight in 2009, along with the rare track, "Baby I Remember You".
Following the Top 10 success of her 1976 song "Lost in France", Tyler released her first album, The World Starts Tonight, in 1977. A further single from the album, "More Than a Lover", made the UK Top 30. The single was banned on TV by the BBC for "unsuitable lyrical content". The follow-up single, "Heaven", reached the Top 30 in Germany.
In 1977, Tyler was diagnosed with nodules on her vocal cords that were so severe that she needed to undergo surgery to remove them. After the surgery, she was ordered not to speak for six weeks to aid the healing process, but she accidentally screamed out in frustration one day, causing her voice to take on a raspy quality. At first she believed that her singing career was ruined, but to her surprise her next single, "It's a Heartache", made her an international star. The song reached No. 4 in the UK, No. 3 in the US, No. 2 in Germany, and topped the charts in several countries (including France and Australia). Tyler's second album, Natural Force, was also retitled It's a Heartache for the U.S. market and certified Gold there. Tyler performed in the Long Miles Country Music Festival prior to the release of the new album alongside musicians such as Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. In 1978, Tyler was given a Bravo Otto award in Germany for her success in Europe. "Here Am I", the third single from the album (after "Heaven" and "It's a Heartache"), made the German Top 20 in spring of 1978, and reached number 4 in the Norwegian singles charts.
Tyler's next album, Diamond Cut, was released in 1979. The single "My Guns Are Loaded" peaked at number 3 in France and 10 in Canada. In the same year, Tyler recorded "(The World Is Full of) Married Men", the theme to the film of the same name. It became a minor UK Top 40 hit in the summer.
Tyler's final album with CBS was Goodbye to the Island in 1981. The track "Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean" was the Grand Prix winner of the 1979 Yamaha World Song Festival held in Tokyo. Tyler performed the song live at the festival. The track was re-recorded in Spanish, entitled "Sola A La Orilla Del Mar", and was released in Argentina and Spain. Tyler recorded "Come On, Give Me Loving" as a B-side to the single.
1982–86: The Jim Steinman collaboration and Hide Your Heart 
Tyler released four albums for RCA Records from 1977 to 1981, but she became increasingly dissatisfied with Scott and Wolfe's management as they were trying to market her as a pop-country music artist. When her contract with RCA expired, she signed with David Aspden Management and after seeing Meat Loaf's performance of "Bat Out of Hell" on The Old Grey Whistle Test, approached Jim Steinman to be her new producer. She signed with Columbia Records in 1982.
Tyler's first album with Columbia Records was the wagnerian rock album Faster Than the Speed of Night, released in Eurpope in spring 1983 and in America in autumn. The album featured Tyler's international hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart", which reached No. 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Australia and the United States. Her comeback on the US chart was at a time when almost one third of the Billboard Hot 100 was filled by songs from UK based acts – a situation not seen since the 1960s British Invasion and Beatlemania. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number 1, and also became a Top Five best-seller in the US and Australia.
Also in 1983, Tyler was approached to sing the title song of the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again, however she disliked the song and turned down the offer (the song was performed by American singer Lani Hall instead). In the same year, Tyler declined the BBC's request for her to represent the United Kingdom at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest.
In 1984, Tyler performed "Total Eclipse of the Heart" at the Grammy Awards, where she had been nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the song. That same year she was also nominated for the Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Faster Than the Speed of Night". The following year Tyler received another Grammy nomination, also for Best Rock Female Vocalist, for the track "Here She Comes", a song that was included on the soundtrack for the 1984 restoration of the film Metropolis. She also released the single "A Rockin' Good Way", a duet with fellow Welsh artist Shakin' Stevens, which made No. 5 in the UK.
Tyler followed with Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire in 1986, which reached number 1 on the Norwegian album charts, and was also successful in Switzerland, Sweden, France, Austria, and reached number 24 in the UK and Germany. It was also a minor hit in New Zealand and the United States. The album contained another of Tyler's most successful singles, "Holding Out for a Hero", which was a hit in Canada, Austria, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Sweden in 1984, and reached number 1 in Ireland and number 2 in the UK in 1985. The song was written by Jim Steinman for the Footloose soundtrack, and was also the main theme for the 1984 US television series Cover Up, though the version heard on the TV series was not Tyler's original but performed by the singer E.G. Daily. The second single from the album, "If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man", became another Top 10 hit in France in 1986 and was certified Silver. The song also reached number one in Venezuela. "Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It", a duet with Todd Rundgren, became the third single from the album, reaching number 6 in Spain. The fourth and final single from the album was a cover of the Freda Payne song, "Band of Gold", which reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Dance Breakouts Singles Sales and number 81 in the UK singles chart.
In 1987, Tyler recorded a bilingual track with the Brazilian singer Fábio Junior entitled "Sem Limites Pra Sonhar" or "Reaching for the Infinite Heart" in English. In the same year, she sang the title song for Mike Oldfield's album Islands. Tyler also sang backing vocals with Cher for the song "Perfection" on Cher's self-titled 1987 album, and "Emotional Fire" on Cher's 1989 album Heart of Stone.
Tyler released one more album with Columbia Records in 1988. It was released under the name Hide Your Heart in Europe, and Notes From America in the United States. Prolific songwriters for the album included Michael Bolton, Albert Hammond and Desmond Child. The album reached number 6 in Norway, 13 in Switzerland, 24 in Sweden, 64 in Germany and 78 in the UK, and featured songs that were hits for other artists. "Hide Your Heart" was a hit for Kiss in 1989 and "Save Up All Your Tears" became a hit for Robin Beck, Cher and Freda Payne. The single "The Best" reached number 10 in Norway and Portugal, and was a minor hit in Spain and the UK as well, though became a major international hit for Tina Turner in 1989.
As part of the UK Hide Your Heart Tour in 1988, Tyler performed at the Reading Festival, accompanying performers such as Meat Loaf and Jefferson Starship. Tyler was victim to violent abuse from an aggressive crowd hurling bottles at her on stage after the organiser's failed attempt to introduce pop music to the annual event. Tyler continued and completed her set despite the ruckus. She even managed to get the audience to join in with "It's a Heartache" at the end of her set performance.
1990–2003: European success with Hansa Records and subsequent releases 
In 1990, Mike Batt released the soundtrack for the animated TV show The Dreamstone, which included a duet between Batt and Tyler entitled "Into the Sunset". In the same year, Tyler also recorded "Breakout", the theme song for German sports film Fire, Ice and Dynamite. She also recorded the single "Merry Christmas" for the 1989 French film 3615 code Père Noël. The single reached #100 on the French singles chart in January 1990.
Throughout the 1990s, Tyler's success was limited to continental Europe. In the early 1990s, she switched to the German label Hansa and found a new producer in Dieter Bohlen, who also wrote the majority of songs on her following three albums. Her first album for the label was Bitterblue in 1991, which saw her leaving the rock genre of the 1980s and establishing a more soft-pop sound. The album went quadruple-platinum in Norway, platinum in Austria, and gold in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. The album was accompanied by three singles; "Bitterblue", which became a major hit in Norway, "Against the Wind", which had minor success in Norway, Austria and Germany, and "Where Were You", which did not chart.
Tyler followed this up with the album Angel Heart in 1992, and was nominated for a Bravo Otto award in Germany. Tyler was also nominated at the 1993 Echo Awards for best pop/rock singer. The album spawned two singles, the most successful being "Fools Lullaby", which reached #6 in Norway and also charted in Austria and Germany. The second single, "Call Me", only reached #86 in Germany.
The third and final album, Silhouette in Red, was released in 1993. The album was a hit in Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, "Sally Comes Around" hit only in German charts at #76. Tyler's Silhouette in Red Tour began in Europe the following year.
In April 1992, Tyler participated in a Greek ensemble CD with Sofia Arvaniti. The track was released on Arvaniti's Parafora album on the EMI label, which was composed by Greek musician Michalis Rakintzis. The bilingual Greek/English track was named "The Desert Is in Your Heart" ("Petheno Stin Erimia" in Greek). An instrumental version of the song was also released on Arvaniti's album. The album reached Gold record status.
In 1993, the first volume of a compilation, The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler was released, with selections from the 1970s to 1991. In 1994, Columbia Records released Heaven & Hell, a Bonnie Tyler and Meat Loaf compilation album with tracks from both artists. The compilation became a Gold record in the UK.
After her three albums with producer Dieter Bohlen, Tyler wanted to have a more international sound on her next record. She switched labels to Warner Music in 1995 and recorded Free Spirit, an album on which she worked again with Jim Steinman as well as other prolific producers such as David Foster and Humberto Gatica. However, the album was only a minor success in continental Europe, though the single "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" (previously a hit for Air Supply in 1983) narrowly missed the UK Top 40. The single featured Tyler's mother's operatic vocals on the intro to the song. The album was re-released in 1996, now including the track "Limelight", which was used as the official song of the German Olympic Team. Tyler continued to record, releasing the folk influenced All in One Voice in 1999, though this was even less successful. Also in 1999, Tyler was part of an ensemble vocal unit for Rick Wakeman's Return to the Centre of the Earth CD. Tyler also recorded the track "Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts" on the Jim Steinman and Andrew Lloyd Webber composed album Whistle Down the Wind. She also recorded the theme music for a drama TV show called "Jack of Hearts".
In 2001, Tyler co-wrote four songs with Gary Pickford-Hopkins on his "GPH" album, and duetted with him on the track "Loving You Means Leaving You". In the same year, Tyler released "Greatest Hits" in conjunction with her 50th birthday. The compilation charted well in Europe, reaching #2 in Norway, #5 in Denmark, #9 in Sweden and #18 in the United Kingdom, to name a few. The compilation was certified silver in the UK, Gold in Spain and Sweden, and platinum in Norway. The success of the compilation allowed Tyler to tour Europe before beginning plans on her thirteenth studio album.
2003–05: Covers album, French version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and Wings 
In 2003, Tyler was approached by her manager, David Aspen, to record an album that would consist of cover versions of Tyler's choice. David Aspden became the producer of the album. Tyler picked out 13 of her favourite songs, some of which are by U2, Richard Marx, Phil Collins and The Beatles. The tracks were recorded by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, but Tyler requested for her band to feature on the tracks also. It was around this time that Tyler re-approached her live concert format, and began touring Europe with her lead guitarist Matt Prior. They appeared at the Rock for Asia concert in 2005.
Also in 2003, French vocalist Kareen Antonn sent Tyler a demo recording of Antonn singing a French arrangement of "Total Eclipse of the Heart", entitled "Si demain... (Turn Around)", requesting to duet with her. Tyler accepted and the track was released in December 2003. It went to number 1 in France, holding the top position for ten weeks, as well as Belgium and Poland, selling a total of two million copies. The follow-up, "Si tout s'arrête (It's A Heartache)", another French language remake with Antonn, also made the French Top 20. Both tracks were included on Tyler's 2004 album, Simply Believe. Stuart Emerson also worked on the album, composing six of the tracks, two of which were re-recordings from Tyler's Free Spirit album from 1995.
Tyler recorded a third bilingual track with Matthias Reim in 2004. The single was entitled "Vergiß Es (Forget It)", sung in English and German. Reim and Tyler also recorded an English-exclusive version. The single reached number 64 on the German singles chart.
The release of her 2005 album Wings marked a shift in Tyler's career to pop music, and was the first time that Tyler involved herself in the composition of tracks for her albums. The sixteen-track album included 12 new tracks, two French re-recordings and two re-recordings of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "It's a Heartache". Tyler co-wrote most of the tracks, and was given two new tracks from Stuart Emerson, one of which was recorded as a duet between Tyler and her friend Lorraine Crosby. Tyler's two singles from the album were "Louise" and "Celebrate", though neither or these, nor the album itself, garnered any chart success. In 2006, the album was re-released in the UK with 14 tracks, and retitled as Celebrate, though again was commercially unsuccessful. For Tyler's birthday in 2005, Tyler performed several tracks from her new album at La Cigale in Paris and Zaragoza in Spain. Extracts from the concerts were released on CD (Bonnie Tyler Live) and DVD (Bonnie on Tour) in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
2006–2011: Television appearances and Best of 3 CD 
In 2007, a new Greatest Hits collection, From the Heart: Greatest Hits, was released. The compilation reached No. 2 in the Irish album charts and No. 31 in the UK. Also in 2007, Tyler featured on a charity album called Over the Rainbow. The event was filmed and shown on the British TV series Challenge Anneka, in which presenter Anneka Rice was set the challenge of putting together a thirteen-track compilation album made up of songs from musicals in five days and organise a promotional concert for the release of the CD. The proceeds went to the Chase Trust disabled children's charity. Tyler selected "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from one of her favourite musicals, Jesus Christ Superstar. In March 2007, Tyler appeared in an episode of the British TV gameshow, Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
In 2009, it was announced by Mal Pope that he had recruited Tyler to perform the title track to his self-written musical, Cappuccino Girls, which would tour in Wales in the following months. She performed the title song on the opening night in the Grand Theatre, Swansea.
Tyler made a guest appearance in Hollyoaks Later (the late night edition of the British Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks), in which she sang her hit "Holding out for a Hero" with one of the characters. She also recorded a new version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with the Welsh male voice choir Only Men Aloud! for their second album Band of Brothers, which was released in October 2009.
Sony Music re-released Tyler's first two albums, The World Starts Tonight and Natural Force in 2009 with the addition of two B-sides that were not featured on the albums in the original release in the 1970s. On 1 November 2009, Tyler joined artists such as Escala, Joss Stone and Bananarama in a charity concert in support of breast cancer research. It was held at the Royal Albert Hall as a fundraiser for Pinktober.
In 2010, Tyler appeared in a television advertisement for MasterCard singing a parody of "Total Eclipse of the Heart". While searching for tracks to record for her upcoming album, Tyler recorded "Something Going On", a duet with Australian country singer Wayne Warner. The single was released in July, but did not chart. Canadian singer Matt Pétrin also duetted with Tyler, re-recording "Making Love Out of Nothing At All", released by uRecords in August. This single also failed to chart. Tyler also duetted with Matthias Reim for the second time in her career. They recorded the bilingual track "Die Wilden Tränen (Salty Rain)" for his Sieben Leben album, which was released on October 29 by Electrola Records. Tyler performed in Australia for the first time in her career in the end of October, first as a supporting guest for Robin Gibb and then performing her own shows in Australia and New Zealand. Then in November, Albert Hammond released an album called Legend, which featured some of his most successful compositions, with many re-recorded as duets. Hammond and Tyler recorded a version of Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now".
In 2011, Tyler appeared on Swedish TV show Kvällen är din ("The Evening Is Yours" in English), singing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with Swedish singer Niklas Paulström. Tyler also performed "It's a Heartache". She also made a guest appearance in the music video "Newport State of Mind", a parody of the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys song "Empire State of Mind" for the BBC's Comic Relief charity. Also in 2011, Tyler won an award at the BMI London Awards for "It's a Heartache" gaining over 3 million airplays on US television and radio since it was first recorded in 1977. Tyler also appeared on the Ukraine version of X Factor as one of the three British guests, alongside Kylie Minogue and Cher Lloyd, performing "It's a Heartache", "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Holding Out for a Hero". In December 2011, a portrait of Tyler by Rolf Harris, owned by Cathy Sims, was appraised for £50,000 on BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
On September 26, 2011, Sony Music released a compilation entitled Best of 3 CD, which featured two new tracks; a duet with French singer Laura Zen entitled "Amour Éternel (Eternal Flame)", and "Under One Sky", a song written by Paul D. Fitzgerald, the main songwriter on Tyler's 2005 album Wings. The compilation reached #36 in France and #48 in Belgium. The new duet was promoted on French television. It was first released to French radio stations on 29 August 2011.
2012–present: Rocks and Honey and the Eurovision Song Contest 
On 13 February 2012, news of the release of Tyler's new album was released on her website. It claimed that Tyler has been working in Nashville to record a new country/rock album, which will be available as a CD and online for digital download for an expected release later in 2012. David Huff has been named the producer and songwriters for the tracks include Desmond Child and Frank J. Myers as well as a duet with country musician Vince Gill. On 16 April, an update on Tyler's website confirmed the duet (named "What You Need from Me"), and commented that Tyler had arrived in Los Angeles two days prior to the update to assist with mixing the recorded tracks. Tyler announced the title of the new album, Rocks and Honey, during an interview in Norway in July. Tyler announced that she had finished recording the album in December 2012 during an interview on an Australian TV show.
In March 2012, an unreleased track written and recorded in the mid-1990s was uploaded on SoundCloud, entitled "Never Gonna Take No for an Answer". The song was written by Ed Poole (Tyler's bassist) and Martin Brown. In the following month, the record label Rdeg re-released Tyler's albums Goodbye to the Island, Angel Heart and Bitterblue digitally. Tyler recorded a track called "Loch Lomond" with Rolf Harris for his upcoming album, His Favourite Folk Songs at Dean Street Studios in August.
In December 2012, Tyler was a guest alongside Eddie and the Hot Rods on Status Quo's "Quofestive" Christmas UK tour in Cardiff, Birmingham and the O2 Arena in London. On 31 December 2012, Tyler performed live in Germany at a New Year's Eve concert, which was broadcast on German TV. Tyler announced that her new album was due to be released in February 2013 before performing a track from the new album entitled "All I Ever Wanted".
On January 17, 2013, Tyler's manager announced that she had been recording a duet with Frankie Miller for an upcoming tribute album.
On 7 March 2013, the BBC announced via their official YouTube channel and also on the BBC website that Tyler would represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. She will sing her new single, "Believe in Me", from her latest album Rocks and Honey. It was later revealed in an interview with The Sun that Tyler had previously been asked to represent the UK at the 1983 contest, but rejected the offer as "it wasn't the right time".[dubious ]
|1979||The World Is Full of Married Men||Herself||Performed title theme in opening credits|
|1998||Der König von St. Pauli||Herself||Title translates to "The King of St. Pauli". Appeared in Part 1 (performed He's the King) and in Part 5 (performed You Are a Woman)|
|1983||Bob Hope Special||Herself||Guest Performer, Performed "Total Eclipse of the Heart"|
|1984 Grammy Awards||Herself||Performer – "Total Eclipse of the Heart"|
|Nöjesmaskinen||Herself||Title translates to "The Pleasure Machine"|
|1993||The Mal Pope Show||Herself||Christmas special|
|1998||Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration||Herself||Guest performer, "Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts"|
|2000||Smash! Rock Anthems||Herself||Documentary|
|2005||Zacisze gwiazd||Herself||Documentary, Polish TV; Title translates to "Retreat of the Stars"|
|2006||James Bond's Greatest Hits||Herself||Documentary|
|Celebrity Duets||Herself||Performed "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with Lucy Lawless|
|2007||Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Herself|
|Challenge Anneka||Herself||Performed "I Don't Know How to Love Him"|
|2009||Hollyoaks Later||Herself||Performed "Holding Out for a Hero" in a dream sequence|
|Live from Studio Five||Herself|
|2011||X Factor Ukraine||Herself||Guest performer|
|2012||Big Brother's Bit on the Side||Herself||Performed "Holding Out for a Hero"|
|X Factor Romania||Herself||Guest performer|
|Willkommen 2013||Herself||ZDF (German TV show) live broadcast. Performed "Holding Out for a Hero", "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "All I Ever Wanted"|
|2013||Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel||Herself||Performer, "All I Ever Wanted"|
|The One Show||Herself||Promotion for the Eurovision Song Contest and Rocks and Honey|
|The Graham Norton Show||Herself||Performing "Believe in Me"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2013||Herself||Upcoming broadcast. Representative for the United Kingdom, performing "Believe in Me"|
|Year of Event||Title||Year of Release||Venue|
|1993||Live in Germany 1993||2011||Frankfurt, Germany|
|2005||Bonnie on Tour||2007||La Cigale, Paris and Zaragoza, Spain|
- 1988: Hide Your Heart Tour
- 1994: Silhouette in Red Tour
- 1996: Free Spirit Tour
- 2003: Heart Strings Tour
- 2012: Anniversary Tour
Participation in other artists' tours 
- 2010: Australian tour with Robin Gibb
- 2012: "Quofestive" with Status Quo and Eddie and the Hot Rods
- 2013: "Rock Meets Classic" with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague
Tyler's live band currently consists of:
- Keith Atack – guitar
- Matt Prior – guitar
- Ed Poole – bass guitar
- John Young – keyboard
- Grahame Rolfe – drums
Personal life 
After global success in the 1980s, Tyler and her husband Robert Sullivan decided to try to have a baby when she was aged 39. Tyler miscarried and did not conceive again.
Since 1988 Tyler and her husband have owned a villa in Mumbles in Wales. They also own a home in the Algarve (in Albufeira, south Portugal), after Tyler recorded one of her albums there in the late 1970s and where the couple spent the better part of the year. In 2005, Tyler was filmed for a short Polish entertainment TV show called Zacisze gwiazd, which explores the houses of actors and musicians. Tyler and her property-development husband have invested in real estate—as of a 1999 interview, they owned farmland in Portugal and New Zealand, 22 houses in Royal Berkshire and London, and 65 stables offering horse boarding services.
Some of Tyler's siblings have also been recognised to have a career in music. Her brother, Paul Hopkins, is lead singer of local Swansea band, Sunshine Cab Co. He co-wrote most of Tyler's 1980s B-sides, including "Time" and "Gonna Get Better" as well as composing some tracks for her albums, such as "The Reason Why" from All in One Voice. Tyler's sister, Avis Hopkins, featured on Mal Pope's musical soundtrack of Cappuccino Girls, singing the track, "Today's My Birthday". Avis Hopkins changed her name in the 1980s to Amanda Scott and released the track, "Lies" in 1988.
Awards, nominations and accolades 
See also 
- List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart
- List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (United States)
- List of best-selling music artists
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- Sunshine Cab Co on Facebook
- Sunshine Cab Co on MySpace
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