Helicopter Girl

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Helicopter Girl
Birth nameJackie Joyce
Born1968 or 1969[1]
Dundee, Scotland[2]
OriginPerth, Scotland
Years active1993–present
Associated acts

Helicopter Girl is the stage name of Jackie Joyce, a musician from Perth, Scotland. She was born in 1968 or 1969 to a Scottish mother and Ghanaian father.[3]

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 April 1, 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".



  1. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2004/jun/18/2
  2. ^ "Mouth Music | Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2004/jun/18/2
  4. ^ https://www.mercuryprize.com/previous%20shortlists
  5. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Rod-Stewart-With-Helicopter-Girl-Dont-Come-Around-Here/master/219534
  6. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Helicopter-Girl-Wanda-Meant/release/11528777

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