b. Juliet Roberts, 6th May 1962, Harrow Road, London, England.
Juliet Roberts is a U.K. based singer, whose family roots are based in Grenada.
i don't want to lose you - 1979 / fool for you - 1983
Her first single release was entitled ‘I Don’t Want To Lose You’ b/w ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ for Bluebird Records in 1979.
She then came to the attention of Soul Music fans following her featured vocals with the group the Funkmasters, in the early Eighties.
During this phase of her career, she recorded under the name Julie Roberts.
it's over - the funkmasters - 1983 / working nights - working week - 1985
The single, (featuring Juliet) ‘It’s Over’, by the Funkmasters, reached the Top 10 in the U.K. charts in 1983.
In the same year Juliet released the single ‘Fool For You’ b/w ‘It's Been A Long, Long Time’ on the U.K. based Bluebird Records imprint.
In 1984, Juliet joined the ranks of the group Working Week, who released a debut album in 1985 entitled ‘Working Nights’. The album contained the groups interpretation of the Marvin Gaye song ‘Inner City Blues’, which became popular on Soul Radio.
As a solo performer, Juliet released another single on Bluebird entitled, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ b/w ‘I’m So Glad’.
Another solo release saw Juliet recording her version of the Phyllis Hyman song ‘Ain't You Had Enough Love’.
In 1986, Juliet co-presented Channel 4's ‘Solid Soul’ programme with Chris Forbes.
In 1990, Juliet recorded background vocals on Cathy Dennis' ‘Move To This’ album release.
She also recorded with the group LA Mix on the 1991 album ‘Coming Back for More’.
The album featured the single ‘We Shouldn't Hold Hands In The Dark’, which charted at number 69 in the U.K. Singles Chart.
In 1992, Juliet recorded the song ‘What Goes Around’ for Courtney Pine on his album ‘To The Eyes Of Creation’, a track which received substantial airplay on London’s Jazz FM.
In 1993, Juliet recorded the single ‘I Want You’, which reached number 1 on the U.S. Dance Chart and number 44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Juliet later contributed her experience on U.K. television series ‘Rock School’.
natural thing - 1994 / beneath the surface - 2002
1994 saw the release of a full album, entitled 'Natural Thing' for the Reprise imprint.
In 2002, a second album was released entitled 'Beneath The Surface' for the Dune Records label.
She is currently an in-demand backing vocalist, and has achieved the U.K. Top 20 hits: ‘So Good’, ‘Bad Girls’ and ‘Needin U II’.
Natural Thing (Reprise Records 1994)
Beneath The Surface (Dune Records 2002)