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Tasmin Archer

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Tasmin Archer is an English soul/pop/rock singer, known for her soulful voice. Her first record, Great Expectations, spawned the smash hit, Sleeping Satellite, a philosophical number about the moon landings, which reached number one in the United Kingdom. Subsequent singles and albums were less successful.

Tasmin Archer was born on 3 August 1963 in Bradford. She first worked as a sewing machine operator, but after studying secretarial skills she became a clerk at Bradford Magistrates’ Court. At the same time she joined a group called Dignity as a backing vocalist. She went to work at a recording studio called ‘Flexible Response’, and subsequently formed the group The Archers with John Hughes and John Beck. They were signed by EMI in 1990, and recorded their song Sleeping Satellite for them in 1992.
In 1993, Tasmin won a Brit award for the Best British Breakthrough Act. However, Tasmin later joked that she kept her award in the back of her kitchen cupboard and claimed that she used it for cracking nuts and tenderising steak.

In 1994 Tasmin recorded an eight-track EP Shipbuilding, which consisted of live versions of three songs from her first album, an alternate version of another, and four Elvis Costello covers.

After disappearing from the limelight, Archer reappeared in 1996 with her second album Bloom. However, the single One More Good Night With The Boys failed to reach the UK Top 40, and the album failed to chart at all. In late 1997, disagreements with EMI left Archer somewhat disillusioned and feeling like she had been treated as a commodity. She decided to take a short break from the industry.

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  • lesinlondon

    Even though my musical tastes have branched elsewhere, I still love Great Expectations. Thanks for the memories, Tasmin. I'll never forget seeing her perform, somewhere? back in the day. Big love!

    4 May 11:22pm Reply
  • headgear56

    Loved it then, love it now.

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ZOXOZOXOZOXOZOX

    ""Bloom" needs some more love. Tasmin's so much more than "Sleeping Satellite"..." Моя любовь к Tasmin началась с "Bloom"!

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • HypseaDara

    Beautiful voice, greetings from Brazil! ;)

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • podhoubi

    I really appreciate this artist.

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • Andru1990

    @ElusiveKangaroo, she was swallowed by corporate fucks

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • yarikh1

    Sleeping Satellite

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ElusiveKangaroo

    whatever happened to her? It's almost like she was swallowed by a black hole or hit by a sleeping satellite

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bevandgarry

    love sleeping satelite what a lovely song x

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Mizcunator

    Hah, I agree with the previous :D It was because of that track why I found this artist :D

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • fatalyti

    Enduser - 2/3 is really nice! :)

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    sleeping satellite = smash hit

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • immolation

    i really never got bored with sleeping satelite hit...any other good songs from her?

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • fancygreen

    "Bloom" needs some more love. Tasmin's so much more than "Sleeping Satellite"...

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • nursewithwound_

    Enduser - 2/3. Check It

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Harlottin

    in Sleeping Satellite we trust

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • s_e_a

    Sleeping Satellite and In Your Care <3

    15 Dec 2010 Reply
  • DavidBN

    Sleeping Satellite is wonderful song! love love love!!! =]

    24 Nov 2010 Reply
  • OrangeMM

    Sleeping Satellite !!!!!!!!!!!!

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Conacha

    one hit wonder such a beautiful voice!

    15 May 2010 Reply
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