Janey Lee Grace

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Janey Lee Grace
Born (1960-03-04) 4 March 1960 (age 58)
Nottingham, England
OccupationTelevision presenter, radio personality, singer, author
Known forsolo recording, backing vocals

Janey Lee Grace (born 4 March 1960) is an English singer, author, television (VH-1 and ITV) presenter and radio disc jockey, firstly with Virgin Radio as a travel reporter and then graduating to her own late night show for the station.

Career[edit]

Grace was born in Nottingham. She began her career singing backing vocals for George Michael, Kim Wilde and Boy George, touring the world with Wham! for three years, and released a solo single "Heartbeat Radio" in 1988. Her own chart success came in the summer of 1991 when she teamed up with Saint Etienne and local keyboardist Andrew Ridgeley to form the dance act Cola Boy, reaching #8 in the UK Singles Chart with "7 Ways to Love".[1] It also reached #9 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1991.[2]

Since 1999, she has been heard on BBC Radio 2 alongside Steve Wright on Steve Wright in the Afternoon, and at one stage she had her own show from 3am to 6am on Saturday mornings.

Grace covered Wright's Sunday Love Songs on BBC Radio 2 in December 2007 and January 2008.

She also filled in during April 2010, when Wright was on holiday in the United States and was then forced to remain there due to the volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

In July-August 2010 and January 2011, she also sat in for Wright on his Sunday show while he was on holiday.

Bibliography[edit]

Janey Lee Grace released four books as part of the Imperfectly Natural series. These include:

  • Grace, Janey Lee (2005). Imperfectly Natural Woman. Crown House Publishing. ISBN 978-1-904424-89-5.
  • Grace, Janey Lee (2007). Imperfectly Natural Baby and Toddler. Orion. ISBN 978-0-7528-8589-6.
  • Grace, Janey Lee (2008). Imperfectly Natural Home: The Organic Bible. Orion. ISBN 978-0-7528-8582-7.

In 2009 she collaborated on three pregnancy audiobooks with hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold, entitled Preparing for Pregnancy, Joyful Pregnancy and Blissful Birth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 113. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Allmusic.com - Charts & Awards

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