Karen Poole

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

Karen Poole is an English singer and 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 UK hits as a songwriter plus a wealth of international success.

In 2015/16, she co-wrote for the 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 following artists:


  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.