Keren Woodward

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Keren Woodward
Bananarama Keren Woodward.jpg
Keren Woodward of Bananarama live in Audley End, Essex, UK, 28 July 2007
Background information
Birth name Keren Jane Woodward
Born (1961-04-02) 2 April 1961 (age 55)
Origin Bristol, England
Genres Pop, new wave
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts Bananarama

Keren Jane Woodward (born 2 April 1961,[1]) is an English pop singer and songwriter of British girl group Bananarama, co-founded by her school friend Sara Dallin and Irish musician Siobhan Fahey.

Early life[edit]

She has known her bandmate, Dallin, since she was four, when they met at Bromley Heath primary school. She studied at Mangotsfield Secondary school.


In 1979, Woodward formed Bananarama with Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey.

Woodward continues to perform as Bananarama with Dallin.[2] In 2013, the pair appeared in an episode of the BBC quiz show Pointless Celebrities.[3]

Woodward has criticised the British music charts, saying that acts no longer had the opportunity to climb to a higher position each week, as was commonplace in the 1980s.[2]


She lives in Cornwall with her husband, Andrew Ridgeley, the former Wham! vocalist and guitarist,[2] and her son Thomas (born 1986), from a previous relationship with the model David-Scott Evans.[4]


  1. ^ The Times, 2 April 2011
  2. ^ a b c "Keren Woodward". BBC WebWise. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Pointless Celebrities". BBC One. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bananarama's Keren Talks About Her Son Tom". Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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