b. Marva Denise Hicks, Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
Marva Hicks' early career was as a gospel singer in Petersburg, Virginia.
After taking a trip to New York, Hicks was attracted to theatre and later took acting classes in Washington, D.C.
She recorded several demos, after the band split, and recorded 'Looking Over My Shoulder' for Infinity Records in 1981.
When the label folded, Hicks wound up singing in Lena Horne's Broadway show for nearly three years.
During a London tour Hicks met Stevie Wonder.
She began touring with him in the mid-'80's, and undertook background vocals on his LP 'Characters'.
She signed with Polydor in the late '80's and released her debut album 'Marva Hicks', which featured 'One Good Reason' and 'I Got You Where I Want'.
The album was released in 1991.
Marva Hicks (Polydor Records 1991)