Appleton (music duo)

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Appleton
OriginOntario, Canada
GenresPop rock
Years active2002 (2002)–2005 (2005)
LabelsPolydor
Past membersNatalie Appleton
Nicole Appleton

Appleton was a Canadian musical duo composed of sisters Natalie and Nicole Appleton. The sisters are better known as members of the girl group All Saints.[1]

Biography[edit]

Natalie and Nicole Appleton were born in 1973 and 1974 respectively to their British mother Mary and their Canadian father, Ken. They also have two elder sisters, Lori and Lee. Their parents divorced in the late 1970s, and the sisters switched frequently between their mother's native United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Both attended Ellenville High School in upstate New York. They stayed in Britain eventually, and became students at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in North London, which was to tutor their fellow All Saints colleague and Nic's schoolmate, Melanie Blatt as well as Denise van Outen, Emma Bunton, Letitia Dean and Samantha Janus.[2] The sisters were back in the UK in 1994, and, together with Shaznay Lewis, joined with former schoolmate Melanie Blatt to form All Saints.

In 2000, both sisters appeared in the poorly received film Honest, directed by ex-Eurythmics member Dave Stewart.[3] In 2001, All Saints disbanded.

Natalie and Nicole formed the band Appleton, and in September 2002, issued their first single "Fantasy", written with Andy Hayman and Gareth Young, which reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.[4] Their autobiography, Together, came out in October 2002.[5]The sisters releases stated that director David Slade announced he would direct the autobiographical book into a film, but that has yet to happen.

In 2003, they had two more hits with "Don't Worry" and "Everything Eventually" and the album, Everything's Eventual which went gold in the UK after just two months.[citation needed] They decided to sign a deal with Concept Music in late 2004 because of differences with their previous label, Polydor.

In 2004, Natalie appeared on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. In 2007, Nicole was a presenter on the UK reality show Hell's Kitchen.[6]

All Saints reformed in 2006; by then the Appleton enterprise had ceased.

Group members[edit]

Natalie Appleton[edit]

Natalie Appleton was born 14 May 1973 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and married Liam Howlett in June 2002. She has a daughter born in May 1992 and a son born in March 2004.

Nicole Appleton[edit]

Nicole Appleton was born 7 December 1974 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and was married to Liam Gallagher. They have a son who was born in July 2001.

Discography[edit]

and All Saints discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Lucy. "All Saints: where are they now?". heatworld.com. HeatWorld. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 26 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Gibbons, Fiachra. "...All Saints movie is a total flop". theguardian.com. The Guardian. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 27. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ "Together by Nicole Appleton". goodreads.com. Goodreads. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  6. ^ "...Nicole lands Hell's Kitchen role". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 8 November 2021.