Annabel Lamb

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Annabel Lamb
Annabel Lamb at Kalvøyafestivalen in 1984
Annabel Lamb at Kalvøyafestivalen in 1984
Background information
Birth nameAnnabel Lamb
Born1955 (age 65–66)
Surrey, England
GenresNew wave, synthpop, experimental rock
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active1982–present
LabelsA&M
WebsiteAnnabel Lamb homepage

Annabel Lamb (born 1955) is an English singer-songwriter.

Career[edit]

Annabel Lamb has released eight albums to date. She had a British Top 30 hit in 1983 with her cover version of The Doors song, "Riders on the Storm", her only hit in the UK Singles Chart.[1] She appeared performing the song on Top of the Pops later that year.[2] Her debut album, Once Bitten, included a guest appearance by Marillion vocalist, Steve Hogarth on keyboards. Her second album, The Flame, spent one week at Number 84 in the UK Albums Chart in April 1984.[2] She has been diverse at times, her earlier albums showing new wave, synthpop, experimental rock, jazz and ethnic influences.[3]

Lamb has been a session singer and musician for Toni Basil and Tina Charles. As well as her recording and touring career, Lamb has co-written songs with many other artists, notably the song "Amazed Are We" for Maxi Priest.[3] Amongst her influences, she lists James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Jane Siberry, Fairport Convention, and Paul Brady.[3]

Lamb has a son, Henry Brill, with her former producer and husband, Wally Brill.[1] She toured throughout Europe since 2008 with Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri as a backing vocalist.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Once Bitten (1983) – including "Red for Danger"
  • Once Bitten (1983) – second release, different cover, including "Riders on the Storm"
  • The Flame (1984) – reissued on CD in 2010 by Cherry Red, including bonus tracks and B-sides[4]
  • When Angels Travel (1986)
  • Brides (1987)
  • Justice (1988)
  • Heartland (1988) – compilation album
  • Refugee (1989)
  • Flow (1993)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[5]
AUS[6] NED SWE
1982 "Tell Him / All Night T.V."
1982 "I Know How Love Goes / Electronic toys"
1982 "Cinderella / Safety in numbers" Once Bitten
1983 "Once Bitten"
"Heartland"
"Riders on the Storm" 27 98 18
1984 "The Flame" 92 The Flame
"So Lucky in Bed"
1986 "When Angels Travel" When Angels Travel
"African Affair"
1987 "Different Drum" Brides
"Country of Love"
"Chase Across The World"
"Talk to Me" (theme from Damon & Debbie) Single only
1988 "The Ghost of You" Justice
1989 "Refugee" 44
1993 "Pistols at Dawn" Flow
"Wild World"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1423. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 312. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ a b c "News". Annabel Lamb. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
  4. ^ Annabel Lamb, Discography, AllMusic
  5. ^ "Official Charts Company: Annabel Lamb". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 172. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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