Home / Biography / Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet

Biography

Alison Moyet, a Uk pop vocalist with an amazingly bluesy tone of voice, began her professional profession with synth pop duo Yazoo (Yaz within the U.S.) in the first ’80s. In 1983, Moyet started a solo profession, liberating her debut recording, Alf, the next yr. Alf was a significant achievement in Britain, striking number one within the graphs and starting the strike singles “Invisible,” “All Cried Out,” and “Like Resurrection”; it had been a minor strike within the U.S., with “Invisible” breaking the very best 40. In 1985, Moyet toured having a jazz music group led by John Altman; the group documented a edition of Billie Holiday’s “That Ole Devil Known as Like,” which became her biggest English hit, despite the fact that the group received poor testimonials. In 1986, Moyet acquired another main U.K. strike with “Is certainly This Like?,” that was released even though she was saving her second single album. Raindancing made an appearance in 1987 and it had been another big United kingdom strike, peaking at number 2 and featuring the very best Ten strikes “Weak in the current presence of Beauty” and “Like Words.” The record wasn’t quite as effective within the U.S., peaking at amount 94. In 1991, she released her third record, Hoodoo, that was her most musically ambitious collection up to now. Nevertheless, it didn’t match the industrial achievement of her prior albums, failing woefully to chart in the us. Essex, her 4th album, made an appearance in 1994 and she released a greatest-hits collection, Singles, the next year. Following a near-nine-year layoff, she came back with Hometime made by the creation team the Pests. Two years afterwards and filled up with criteria, Voice appeared. In 2005, the record was reissued in the us with her edition of “Alfie” being a reward track. After putting your signature on using the W14 Music label in later 2006, Moyet released The Submit Oct 2007. In wouldn’t end up being until 2013 that she came back. Signing a fresh worldwide cope with London-based label Food preparation Vinyl, Moyet came back to a far more electronic audio with her 8th studio record, The Minutes.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alison Moyet
Profession Singer-songwriter
Nationality British
Spouse David Ballard
Children Caitlin Ballard, Alex McCarthy, Joe Lee
Parents Michel Moyet
Awards Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist
Music Groups Yazoo
Music Songs All Cried Out, Don't Go, Love Letters, That Ole Called Love, This House, Whispering Your Name, Ordinary Girl, When I Was Your Girl, Only You, It Won't Be Long, Changeling, Sleep Like Breathing, Wishing You Were Here, Nobody's Diary, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Should I Feel That It's Over, Is This Love?, Love Reign Supreme, Situation, Ode to Boy II, Invisible, Dido's Lament: When I Am Laid In Earth, Where Hides Sleep, Je Crois Entendre Encore, Do You Ever Wonder, For You Only, Horizon Flame, Love Resurrection, Winter Kills, Ode to Boy, Yesterday's Flame, All Signs of Life
Albums Raindancing, The Minutes, Alf, Hoodoo, The Turn, Voice, Hometime, Essex, Other, Upstairs at Eric's, Minutes and Seconds - Live, You and Me Both, Singles, The Best Of: 25 Years Revisited, The Essential Alison Moyet, Voice (Re-issue – Deluxe Edition), The Turn (Re-issue – Deluxe Edition), The Best Of, The Best of Alison Moyet, Hometime (Re-issue – Deluxe Edition)
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Movies Alison Moyet: One Blue Voice


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Appearing with Dawn French in the play "Smaller" at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. [April 2006]
2 Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Female Solo Artist in 1985.
3 Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Female Solo Artist in 1988.
4 Is a close friend of Dawn French, whom she met at a party given by Elvis Costello's then wife in the mid-1980s.
5 Began her singing career at 15, performing in local bands.
6 Has three children.
7 Daughter of a French father.
8 Became famous as the singer of the British synth-pop duo Yazoo in the early 1980s.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Playing the Field TV Series title song - 32 episodes, 1998 - 2002 title song performed by - 31 episodes, 1998 - 2002 performer - 1 episode, 2000

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pride 2014/I writer: "Situation"
The One and Only Cilla Black 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Anyone Who Had A Heart"
This Morning 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Take Me Home Tonight 2011 writer: "Situation"
The Paul O'Grady Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Wild Child 2008 writer: "If This Is Love"
Starter for 10 2006 writer: "Situation"
The Lather Effect 2006 writer: "Situation" - as G. Moyet
Confetti 2006 performer: "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "Love Resurrection" / writer: "Love Resurrection"
Blackpool 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Office 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction 2002 writer: "Situation"
Playing the Field TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
XX/XY 2002 performer: "Le Soleil Est Revenu", "Le Soleil Est Revenu' / writer: "Le Soleil Est Revenu", "Le Soleil Est Revenu'
Stars in Their Eyes 1990-2000 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Edge of Seventeen 1998 writer: "Nobody's Diary"
The Vicar of Dibley 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Only Fools and Horses.... 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Chocolate War 1988 writer: "Ode to Boy" - as Allison Moyet
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1982
French and Saunders 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary performer: "That's the way Love is"
EastEnders 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016 TV Movie Much Ado About Nothing
A Bucket o' French & Saunders 2007 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Paul O'Grady Show 2004-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
The One and Only Cilla Black 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
Loose Women 2013 TV Series Herself - Performer
This Morning 2004-2013 TV Series Herself - Performer
The Graham Norton Show 2007-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Jools's Hootenanny 2010 TV Series Herself
Forever Young: How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Oil City Confidential 2009 Documentary
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2008 TV Series Herself
Sunday AM 2008 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
Live Aid Remembered 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Two Ronnies Sketchbook 2005 TV Series Herself
Children in Need 2004 TV Series Herself
PaPaul 2004 TV Series Herself
The Heaven and Earth Show 2004 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show 2004 TV Series Herself
Barend en Van Dorp 2002 TV Series Herself - Singer
Later... With Jools Holland 1995-2002 TV Series Herself
Kelly 2002 TV Series Herself
The Frank Skinner Show 2002 TV Series Herself
V Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Herself
So Graham Norton 2001 TV Series Herself
The Lesley Garrett Show 2001 TV Series Herself
Fantasy Football League 1995 TV Series Herself - Guest Manager
The South Bank Show 1994 TV Series documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 1982-1994 TV Series Herself / Herself - Yazoo
The Jack Dee Show 1992 TV Series Herself
The Simple Truth: A Concert for Kurdish Refugees 1991 TV Movie Herself
French and Saunders 1987-1988 TV Series Herself
The Britannia Music Awards 1988 1988 TV Special Herself
The Second Annual Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1987 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1987 TV Series Herself
The Roxy 1987 TV Series Herself
Saturday Superstore 1987 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1985 TV Series Herself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Herself
Känguru 1985 TV Series Herself
The British Record Industry Awards 1985 TV Special Herself
Battle of the Bands 1984 TV Movie Himself - Judge #2
Cheggers Plays Pop 1983 TV Series Herself
Disco 1982 TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1982 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself - Yazoo (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show 2009 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Gold Badge Award BASCA Gold Badge Awards · Anne Dudley
· Gary Farrow
· Mo Foster
· Bob Geldof
· Nicky Graham
· John McLeod
· Kate Rusby


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!


#Quote
1 I don't dwell in the past. I've been through it. I'm not a saddo. I used to be but I've grown out of it.
2 My big chip is that I never had an education. I wanted my children to get one so they didn't fall into the same trap as me. And my kids are sluts too. I'm really quite proud of that!
3 The money has always been wasted on me. I don't care for beautiful things, funnily enough. I am my father's daughter. The things that excite me are the smell of a wood-burning stove, uncultivated fields. My house is decaying and falling to pieces. It's not had the love it deserves over twenty years. My soul desires a pre-industrial world and since I can't have that I don't really care for anything material.
4 My idea of hell is a girlfriend ringing up and saying, "let's go shopping and have cocktails". I'd rather play cards.


Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have pictures. Sorry!

Check Also

James Tenney

Although his name is familiar mainly to specialists, James Tenney is a highly influential figure …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *