Erik (singer)

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Erik is the stage name of singer Erica Harrold. She began her career as a session singer for artists such as M People, Tom Jones, Swing Out Sister, Jason Donovan, Vic Reeves, and Errol Brown. She was the featured vocalist in the 1991 dance single "Unity", by the group of the same name. It was a club hit and peaked at #64 in the UK charts.[1]

In 1993 she started her solo career. She signed to PWL Records and released the Mike Stock & Pete Waterman-produced single "Looks Like I'm In Love Again", which peaked at #46 in the UK charts.[2] Her next single, "The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea", was never officially released. In 1994, she released a cover of the Cheryl Lynn classic "Got To Be Real",[3] which became her biggest hit. Later that year she released her last single, "We Got The Love", which peaked at #55,[4] originally recorded by Lindy Layton.

Nowadays, she works as a vocal coach and enjoys family life.

In January 2010, an album titled Real, including her work recorded at PWL Studios during 1993-1994 was released through iTunes. It includes 8 previously unreleased songs.

Singles[edit]

  • Unity (as part of the group Unity) (1991) UK #64[1]
  • Looks Like I'm In Love Again (as Key West featuring Erik) (1993) UK #46,[2] UK # 1 Club chart
  • The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (1993) (withdrawn)
  • Got To Be Real (1994) UK #42[4]
  • We Got The Love (1994) UK #55[4]

Album[edit]

  • Real (2010)
  1. The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
  2. Got To Be Real
  3. Looks Like I'm In Love Again
  4. Forever Now
  5. Fooled By Love
  6. Take Me Away
  7. Stop Your Lying
  8. I Told You So
  9. Learning To Love Again
  10. As Good As It Gets
  11. We Got The Love
  12. Right There

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Charts > Unity". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Official Charts > Key West featuring Erik". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  3. ^ Davies, Chris (September 1998). British and American hit singles: 51 years of transatlantic hits, 1946-1997. BT Batsford. p. 1374. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  4. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Erik". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-02-22.