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.

Career[edit]

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]

Personal[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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". bananaramauk.com. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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