Berri (singer)

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Berri (born Rebecca Sleight,[1] in York, North Yorkshire) is an English singer, best known for her 1995 hit single, "The Sunshine After the Rain", which was originally recorded by Ellie Greenwich in 1968 and later was a hit for Elkie Brooks, reaching number 10 in 1977.

"The Sunshine After the Rain" was released twice, peaking at number 26 in the UK Singles Chart in December 1994,[2] and, after a re-release, at number four in September 1995.[2] For the first release, the credits were to New Atlantic/U4EA featuring Berri.[2] Berri received sole artist credit on the second release, which was the 45th biggest-selling UK single of 1995,[citation needed] and the 77th highest selling single of 1995 in Australia.[3] "The Sunshine After the Rain" was also certified gold in Australia.[4] Her follow-up single, "Shine Like a Star", peaked at number 20 in the UK in December 1995.[1] An album, About Time, was also released in 1996 in Japan. In 1998 Berri was the featured vocalist on the Hectors House track 'Come And Get My Lovin, and contributed vocals to the track 'Here Comes The Rain' for Indigo, In 2000 Berri recorded the dance track 'Do U Believe' with Plasma. In 2014 Berri provided vocals to 'The Perfect Kiss' for Mono Life. In 2017 Berri will return to the stage appearing at the 'Return To The 80s and 90's' festival in Leicester in August 2017.

Afterwards, she worked with a number of bands, including Degrassi, hailing from Tooting Bec. She is now Mrs Robbins, and in 2009 recorded session vocals for Leeds-based pop songwriters Etcetera Songs. Berri also performed and recorded as part of the folk duo The Raggy Anns. [5][6]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[7]
IRE
[8]
1994 "The Sunshine After the Rain"
(New Atlantic/U4EA featuring Berri)
26 Single-only
1995 "The Sunshine After the Rain" 4 12 11 About Time
"Shine Like a Star" 20 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 55. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Official Charts > Berri". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  3. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1995". Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  5. ^ Etcetera Songs, pop songwriters featuring vocals from Berri.
  6. ^ "Pop singer Berri delighted to help out". Yorkshire Post. 2006-04-16. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  7. ^ Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for Berri (page 2) (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original source published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 2017-08-04.