Sharleen Spiteri

Sharleen Spiteri

Texas vocalist and solo artist

Synopsis

Sharleen has fronted Texas for 20 years, releasing albums like Southside and White On Blonde. She’s also collected an Ivor Novello for songwriting and established herself as presenter of Sky’s Must Be The Music. Sharleen appears with backing band, mixing covers with hits from her back catalogue.

Biography

Sharleen Spiteri is best know as the frontwoman of Texas. The band were one of the great success stories of ‘90s pop, selling over one and a half million copies of their 1996 album White On Blonde. They have 15 platinum discs to their name for songs such as I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy.

After 20 years with the band Sharleen decided it was time to go solo. She wrote and self produced her debut album Melody, released in 2008, and her second album The Movie Songbook, released in 2010.

Spiteri's influences range from The Clash (the main reason she plays a black Fender Telecaster) to Blondie, Marvin Gaye and Prince. Her music mixes sounds and textures from 60’s soul, 50’s rock’n’roll and doo-wop. Her solo albums are vintage in flavour with a contemporary spirit.

After a long standing successful music career, Sharleen was selected as a judge for Sky’s Must Be The Music. In her own words she’s “a firm believer that every time you sit down to write a song you should try to write a hit record”.


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