Helicopter Girl

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Helicopter Girl
Birth nameJackie Joyce
Born1969 (age 52–53)[1]
Dundee, Scotland[2]
OriginPerth, Scotland
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • arranger-producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1993–present
Labels

Helicopter Girl (born 1969) is the stage name of Jackie Joyce, a musician from Dundee, Scotland. She was born to a Scottish mother and Ghanaian father.[1][3] She was previously a member of the groups Mouth Music and Ambisonic.

Music career[edit]

Her first album was 2000's How to Steal the World, which was nominated for a Mercury Prize.[4] Also, in 2001, she appeared on the Rod Stewart album, Human, performing with him on the track "Don't Come Around Here."[5]

Joyce then took an extended break from the business before writing and recording her second album, Voodoo Chic, which featured the single "Angel City," and was released in 2004. The album Metropolitan was released in June 2008. It was preceded by the single "It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This".

Helicopter Girl's fourth album, Wanda Meant, was self-released on 1 April 2015.[6]

A track in the album Ecohero by Ambisonic, a band she was a member of in 1997, featured a song called "Helicopter Kinda Girl" which is where she got her stage name from.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "345 Wonderful" (2000)
  • "Subliminal Punk" (2001)
  • "Glove Compartment" (2001)
  • "Angel City" (2004) #82 UK[7]
  • "White Revolving Circles" (2004)
  • "Umbrellas in the Rain" (2005)
  • "It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This" (2008)
  • "Ballerina" (2008)
  • "It's Coming Up" (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sullivan, Caroline (18 June 2004). "Fly girl". Theguardian.com.
  2. ^ "Mouth Music | Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Helicopter Girl is ready to take off Dundonian Jackie Joyce is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Enya and The Corrs". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Mercury Prize". Mercuryprize.com.
  5. ^ "Rod Stewart With Helicopter Girl – Don't Come Around Here". Discogs.com.
  6. ^ "Helicopter Girl – Wanda Meant". Discogs.com.
  7. ^ "HELICOPTER GIRL". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 December 2020.

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