Cameron McVey

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Cameron Andrew McVey[1] (born 11 March 1957),[2] also known as Booga Bear, is a British singer, songwriter and music producer, best known for his work with such musicians as Massive Attack, Portishead, All Saints, Sugababes, Mutya Keisha Siobhan and, Neneh Cherry.

Family[edit]

McVey grew up in Cockfosters, North London and was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Boys' School, Barnet.[3] In 1983 he fathered a son, Marlon Roudette, with Vincentian artist and designer Vonnie Roudette.[4][5][6]

In 1986, as half of duo Morgan-McVey, he released the single "Looking Good Diving", whose B-side "Looking Good Diving with the Wild Bunch" would later be reworked into Neneh Cherry's 1988 single "Buffalo Stance".[citation needed]

McVey met Neneh Cherry in 1987 at Heathrow Airport while they were en route to Japan as fashion models as part of London Designer Ray Petri's Buffalo Posse.[citation needed] The couple wed in 1990; they have two daughters.[7] The family lived throughout Europe. In 1993 they moved near Malaga, Spain and lived there until 1999. Briefly in 1995 they lived in Brooklyn, New York, where they had purchased a home in the Park Slope neighborhood. Soon after moving in, the couple was held up at gunpoint and robbed by a teenage bandit.[citation needed] They headed back to London's Primrose Hill.[8] They migrated to Cherry's native Hässleholm, Sweden, living in the same schoolhouse-turned home (featured in the Homebrew album's artwork) where Cherry was raised.[8]

Albums produced[edit]

Neneh Cherry albums[edit]

Other works[edit]

Virgin Souls[edit]

In 2003 McVey along with Paul Simm, Silvio Pacini and Neil Pearson released the self-produced album 162, under the name of Virgin Souls.

CirKus[edit]

In 2006 McVey (under the name Burt Ford) along with Neneh Cherry, Matt Kent (aka Karmil) and Lolita Moon released the album Laylow, as a band called CirKus. In 2008 CirKus (with the same line-up) released their second album Medicine.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McVey profile, swedishcharts.com; retrieved 29 January 2012.
  2. ^ Birth record transcript
    Civil registration event: Birth
    Name: McVey, Cameron A
    Registration district: Wood Green
    County: Middlesex
    Year of registration: 1957
    Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Mother's maiden name: Millward
    Volume no:5F
    Page no: 576
  3. ^ McVey profile, last.fm/music
  4. ^ El Bosquejo: Arena Homme Plus: Buffalo Stance, part 1
  5. ^ Mattafix: Brit hip hop in Darfur
  6. ^ Mattafix: Marlon Roudette profile
  7. ^ Neneh Cherry profile, buddyx.com
  8. ^ a b "Outre risque", Neneh Cherry Homepage