Karen Poole

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Karen Poole
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Background information
Birth nameKaren Ann Poole
BornChadwell Heath, London, England
Years active1979–present
Associated actsShelly Poole, Alisha's Attic

Karen Poole , is an English singer-songwriter, who gained initial fame with her sister, Shelly Poole, as the duo Alisha's Attic.[1] The band had substantial success in the UK and Europe and produced three albums including the Platinum selling Alisha Rules the World.

She was born in Chadwell Heath, London, and is the daughter of 1960s vocalist Brian Poole, lead singer of the Tremeloes.[2]

She has had over 35 top 20 U.K. hits as a songwriter plus a wealth of international success. She is Brit and Ivor Novello award-nominated.

In 2015/16 she co-wrote for Bridget Jones' Diary (musical) with Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin

In March 2017, Poole signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with EKKO Music Rights Europe.[3]

Selected composition credits[edit]

Poole has written or co-written the following songs for the recording artists: (selected discography )


  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Alisha's Attic". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  2. ^ BBC – Music – Alisha's Attic. Accessed 7 May 2013
  3. ^ Gumble, Daniel. "Ekko Music Rights Europe signs UK writer Karen Poole". musicweek.com. Retrieved 24 March 2017.