Kim Appleby

By 28th September 2017

Singer/songwriter Kim Appleby was part of the sister duo ‘Mel & Kim’, two East London girls from Hackney who were loved for their cockney charm as well as their cutting edge style. In 1986 they set the charts alight with their first single ‘Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)’ which was followed by the international hit ‘Respectable’, a number one hit in the UK and worldwide. Other singles followed, such as ‘F.L.M.’ and ‘That’s The Way It Is’ and the album F.L.M went gold, selling 3.5 million copies worldwide. Mel & Kim were also nominated for a ‘Best Newcomer’ award at The Brits.

Tragically, Mel was diagnosed with cancer and lost her battle in January 1990. Kim returned as a solo artist, releasing her self-titled album, ‘Kim Appleby’ which featured the hit single, ‘Don’t worry’ which was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.

Kim then decided that she wanted to take a break as an artist and concentrate purely on songwriting for other acts. As a result she spent some time in Sweden working with top songwriter ‘Anders Bagge’, co-founder of the famous ‘Murlyn Music Group’. She has also collaborated with Michael Garvin (Never Give Up On A Good Thing) as well as Shep Soloman (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Imbruglia).

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