Her debut single was the salsa-tinged “Do You Love Me Boy?” (written by the same guy who wrote “Ooh Ahh…Just A Little Bit” for Gina G), and it reached an impressive #2 in Ireland, but it could only stall at #58 in the UK when it was released in August 1998. Her second single “Irreplaceable” went one better in her homeland and went all the way to #1 - but after being delayed a few times, the single was never released in the UK, though it did chart on import, reaching #163(!) in November 1998. Despite having hits in Ireland, Kerri Ann was dropped by her UK-based record company, and never got to release an album…
In 1999, Kerri Ann was in the British press in a story in which she was apparently set to marry Boyzone singer Stephen Gately - but we all know this was a complete hoax, and as both parties had the same manager, it looked a bit suspect. At one time, she was also in the running to be a presenter on The Big Breakfast, but nothing came of that either. Since then, info on Kerri Ann has been a little bit thin on the ground, but I’m sure she’s out there somewhere…
Irreplaceable was produced by Mike Stock and Matt Aitken (them again!), and it wouldn’t sound out of place on a Louise album. Kerri Ann also recorded a couple of other unreleased tracks with Stock/Aitken - the fab “It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This” which was played on LBC Radio a few years back, and “That’s For Sure” which went on to be recorded by Scooch in 2000!
Edited by G11 on 13 Apr 2009, 09:43
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