Cass Fox

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Cassandra Fox
Birth name Cassandra Fox
Born 24 Dec 1982
Origin London, England
Genres Pop, dance, soul, R&B, electronica
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Producer
Years active 2000–2001
2005–present
Labels Ministry Of Sound/ Island Records (2005)

Cassandra ("Cass") Fox is a musical artist from England. She is best known for writing and singing the 2001 hit single "Touch Me", which she co-produced with Rui Da Silva.

Biography[edit]

Cass grew up in North London in 1982[1] as the only daughter in a large working-class Irish family. Cass Fox began performing in talent contests from a young age, but took on various jobs including servicing fruit machines and nursery nursing before realizing she wanted to pursue a career in the music industry.

After being spotted by Portuguese producer Rui Da Silva while busking on the streets of the West End, she was invited to work in his studio, where she co-wrote the lyrics over one of his demos, a deep house track, which sampled Spandau Ballet's "Chant No. 1". The song, "Touch Me," became the first number one of 2001 and went on to sell 300,000 copies, but despite its success, Fox decided that a dance direction wasn't for her and she parted company with Rui Da Silva. [2]

After working with producers Craig Dodds (Sugababes) and Faithless' Rollo Armstrong, she was due to release her acoustic folk-pop debut album, Come Here, in 2005, but due to legal wrangles over her name, it was canceled at the last minute. Cass was the first of two support acts on Faithless' Forever Faithless tour in 2005. Cass later appeared on the 2006 Faithless album To All New Arrivals, providing vocals for the track "Music Matters". She has appeared alongside the band on the tour supporting this album in 2007 with support act Calvin Harris.

She has been signed to Ministry of Sound and Island/Universal Records for her album Come Here. Has worked with Rollo, Faithless, Rick Knowles, Ben Langmead (La Roux) and has performed at Coachella, Wembley, Filmore (San Francisco), Webster Hall (New York). She has appeared on Top of the Pops, C.D.U.K. Smash Hits t.v. performing her hit "Touch Me" and The Album Chart Show with Faithless singing "Music Matters".

A version of her song "Little Bird" was remixed into DJ Tiësto's compilation album In Search of Sunrise 5: Los Angeles, released in 2006.

As of 2012, Cassandra is currently working on her second album.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Come Here
    Original release (19 September 2005)[3]
  • Come Here
    Re-release (19 June 2006)[3]

Singles[edit]

Demo sampler releases[edit]

Release Come Here (5 Track UK Promo CD)[9] Come Here (4 Track UK Promo CD)[9]
Track Listing 1. "Out of My Reach" 3:26
2. "Million Dollars" 4:00
3. "Strangers" 4:29
4. "Little Bird" 5:46
5. "Come Here" 3:31
1. "Out of My Reach" 3:26
2. "Million Dollars" 4:00
3. "Strangers" 4:29
4. "Save Me" 4:14
Year of Release 2005 2005


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cass Fox (2013) @ Allmusic.com (Accessed 1 January 2013)
  2. ^ Cass Fox (2013) @ Allmusic.com (Accessed 1 January 2013)
  3. ^ a b Cass Fox (2005). Cass Fox Online CassMusic.net (accessed 5 September 2006)
  4. ^ Amazon (2006). Touch Me (Single) – Rui Da Silva Feat. Cass Fox amazon.co.uk (Retrieved 19 September 2006)
  5. ^ Cass Discography @ Unofficial Faithless Discography www.tursa.franken.de (Retrieved 19 September 2006)
  6. ^ Amazon (2006). Army of One (Single) – Cass Fox amazon.co.uk (Retrieved 19 September 2006)
  7. ^ Amazon (2006). Little Bird (Vinyl) (Single) – Deep Skies Feat. Cass Fox amazon.co.uk (Retrieved 19 September 2006)
  8. ^ Cass Fox (2006). Cass Fox Online CassMusic.net (Retrieved 11 September 2006)
  9. ^ a b Faithless Web (2005). Cass Discography @ Faithless Web faithlessweb.com (accessed 6 September 2006)

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