Ann Saunderson

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Ann Saunderson
Born 30 December 1967
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Dance, Soul
Years active 1987–present
Labels Global Underground Ltd.
Website MySpace

Ann Saunderson (born Ann Karen Joy Nanton in Birmingham) is a British dance/soul artist.

Early career[edit]

Ann Nanton met Kevin Saunderson when she went to join her older sister Judy in London in 1987. (Judy was already a session singer). Soon afterward, she married him and moved to the US, appearing on several of his recordings as a vocalist. She also recorded under the aliases Surreal and Karen Joy, and was lead vocalist of dance group Kaos.[1] She also worked with Inner City, her husband's band.

Career[edit]

One of Saunderson's most famous contributions to Inner City was its 1992 hit, "Pennies From Heaven."[2] The late 1990s were rather inactive, and it was only in 2000 that Saunderson began to record with new acts. In the early 2000s, she worked with the American techno band Octave One. She provided guest vocals on two of its single releases, "Blackwater" and "Somedays." All of these projects were large club hits and had great critical success, especially the former. Saunderson was also featured on tracks on Octave One's debut album. Additionally, she provided vocals for singles by Slam ("Lie to Me" (2004)), Dave Lee ("You're Not Alone" (2006)), and, more recently, Notenshun ("Move a Little Closer" (2007)).[3]

Discography[edit]

With Kaos:

  1. "Definition Of Love," 1989
  2. "Gonna Get Over U," 1990
  3. "Freedom Of Choice," 1995

As Karen Joy:

  1. "Talk to Me," 1992

As Surreal:

  1. "Happiness"
  2. "Pearls," 1994

As Ann Saunderson:

  1. "Blackwater" (Octave One featuring Ann Saunderson), 2001. UK #47
  2. "Blackwater" (remix) (Octave One featuring Ann Saunderson), 2002. UK #69
  3. "Lie To Me" (Slam featuring Ann Saunderson), August 2004.
  4. "Somedays" (Octave One featuring Ann Saunderson), March 2005.
  5. "You're Not Alone" (Dave Lee featuring Ann Saunderson), January 2006.
  6. "Move A Little Closer" (Notenshun featuring Ann Saunderson), May 2007.
  7. "Lose Yourself" (Surkin featuring Ann Saunderson), November 2011.
  8. "R.L.H." (Supernova featuring Ann Saunderson), December 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ann Saunderson joins Defected's performer rights roster". goldmanbailey.com. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ DJ Ron Slomowicz. "Kevin Saunderson (Inner City) Interview". About.com Entertainment. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Artisti Vari - Shrine - TrovaCd Mobile". trovacd.it. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 

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