THERE was a full house at Ballyhenry Presbyterian Church last Wednesday night (April 13) for the visit of 1980s pop sensation Yazz.
More than 400 people packed into the Glengormley church to hear Yazz sing songs from her album ‘Running Back to You’ and share her amazing story in a chat show style interview.
As would become apparent through the evening, much has changed in the life of the London-born singer since she spent five weeks at the summit of the UK charts with the iconic hit ‘The Only Way is Up’.
In a wide ranging interview Yazz shared the story of her journey. Talking about her early influences she revealed how it was her father’s Caribbean roots that first put music in her bones. Club work at 18 led into the music industry, working as a stylist for George Michael, before eventually meeting Coldcut and recording her first top ten entry ‘Doctor in the House’.
It was at this point Yazz says ‘the industry kicked in’. In many ways life took off, as Yazz found herself propelled into a life of celebrity and fame.
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