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Terri Walker


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Terri Walker’s list of credits reads like that of a music business veteran. After high school she attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre arts where she soon learned that singing was her first love. A short time working as a backing singer lead to high-profile appearances with Shanks And Bigfoot, Young Disciples and Brand New Heavies. Performances on the club circuit with Paul Weller’s inner circle of post-Style Council soul beatniks followed, but a clear understanding of who she was, and where her career was going, still eluded her …

“I was working with everybody, and I’d had a lot of attention, and people knew I could sing, but nobody really knew what I was about,” Terri says. “I didn’t even know. I just knew that I could sing and that was what I wanted to do. I loved Whitney Houston, I loved The Eagles, I loved MC Hammer … there was such a wide range of people and influences in my head, I just knew I wanted to do something.”

So without telling anybody, she left for LA, initially just for one week. “I told nobody except my Mum. I told her that it was something I needed to do, and she said ‘You go, girl!’.” Terri had the ‘phone number of somebody she had worked with in the UK, who was based in LA, and she called him when she got there. Her contact introduced her to a few people in the business and things started to pick up. “Hinda Hicks was over there at the same time working on her new album, so we hung out a bit.


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