Janey Lee Grace
|Janey Lee Grace|
March 4, 1960 |
Nottingham, East Midlands, England
|Occupation||Television presenter, radio personality, singer, author|
|Known for||solo recording, backing vocals|
Janey Lee Grace, (born 4 March 1960) is a British based singer (mostly backing vocalist, although she has released solo recordings), author, television (VH-1 and ITV) presenter and radio disc jockey, firstly with Virgin Radio as a travel reporter and then graduating to her own late night show for the station.
Grace was born in Nottingham, East Midlands. She began her career singing backing vocals for George Michael, Kim Wilde and Boy George, touring the world with Wham! for three years, and released a solo single "Heartbeat Radio" in 1988. Her own chart success came in the summer of 1991 when she teamed up with Saint Etienne and local keyboardist Andrew Midgeley to form the dance act Cola Boy, reaching #8 in the UK Singles Chart with "7 Ways to Love". It also reached #9 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1991.
Since 1999, she has been heard on BBC Radio 2 alongside Steve Wright on Steve Wright in the Afternoon and at one stage had her own show from 3am-6am on Saturday mornings. Grace covered Wright's Sunday Love Songs on BBC Radio 2 during December 2007 and January 2008. She also filled in during April 2010, when Wright was forced to remain in the United States due to the volcanic eruptions in Iceland of that month. In July and August 2010, and January 2011 she also sat in for Wright on his Sunday shows while he was on holiday.
Janey Lee Grace released four books as part of the Imperfectly Natural series. These include:
- Grace, Janey Lee (2005). Imperfectly Natural Woman. Crown House Publishing. ISBN 978-1-904424-89-5.
- Grace, Janey Lee (2007). Imperfectly Natural Baby and Toddler. Orion. ISBN 978-0-7528-8589-6.
- Grace, Janey Lee (2008). Imperfectly Natural Home: The Organic Bible. Orion. ISBN 978-0-7528-8582-7.
In 2009 she collaborated on three pregnancy audiobooks with hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold entitled Preparing for Pregnancy, Joyful Pregnancy and Blissful Birth.