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Labi Siffre

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London-born singer Labi Siffre offers spent his career wearing down boundaries. The openly homosexual singer built a little cult pursuing with functions that dealt squarely with homophobia and racism. Furthermore to his many albums, the multi-talented Siffre offers written many books of poetry and in addition has created for the stage. Musically, Siffre is well known for his soulful, high-pitched tone of voice and thought-provoking lyrics. His solitary “I ACQUIRED The…” from his 1975 recording Remember My Track received a modicum of popularity decades following its launch when its cool piano connect was sampled in Eminem’s 1999 debut smash solitary “I AM.” In 1988, Siffre experienced a hit along with his anti-apartheid anthem “(Something Inside) Therefore Solid,” a track that embodied his vocal skills and his interpersonal conscience.

Quick Facts


Full Name Labi Siffre
Profession Poet, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality British, English
Spouse Peter John Carver Lloyd
Music Songs So Strong, It Must Be Love, I Got The, My Song, Bless The Telephone, A Little More Line, Remember My Song, Thank Your Lucky Star, The Vulture, Sparrow in the Storm, Listen to the Voices, There's Nothing In The World Like Love, Get To The Country, Watch Me, I Don't Know What's Happened to the Kids Today, Why Isn't Love Enough, You're Lovely, Nothin's Gonna Change, Clinging to the Ledge, Make My Day, The Dead Don't Matter, Cannock Chase, Little Boy Baby Blue, When I'm On My Own You Are On My Mind, Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying, A Kiss in the Mirror, Old Time Song, Sadie and The Devil, Turn On Your Love, Not So Long Ago, The Life I Got, The Song to Sing
Albums Crying Laughing Loving Lying, The Singer and the Song, Remember My Song, Man Of Reason, Labi Siffre, For the Children, For the Children (Deluxe Edition), Happy, So Strong, The Best Of Labi Siffre, The Last Songs, The Music of Labi Siffre


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1 Poet, composer and singer born to a Barbadian/Belgian mother and a Nigerian father


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20 Moments That Rocked Pop 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "My Name Is" - uncredited
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015 performer: "Crying Laughing Loving Lying" / writer: "Crying Laughing Loving Lying"
Frank 2014/II writer: "It Must Be Love"
Just Go with It 2011 writer: "It Must Be Love"
Misfits TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Gavin & Stacey 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Faintheart 2008 writer: "It Must Be Love"
Lost Islands 2008 performer: "It Must Be Love" / writer: "It Must Be Love"
JCVD 2008 as Labbi Siffre, "Down"
License to Wed 2007 writer: "It Must Be Love"
Ha-Shminiya 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sunday Driver 2005 Documentary performer: "I Got the..." / writer: "I Got the..."
The X Factor TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2004
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl 2005 performer: "It Must Be Love" / producer: "It Must Be Love" / writer: "It Must Be Love"
Narco 2004 performer: "Sadie and the Devil" / writer: "Sadie and the Devil"
Eulogy 2004 writer: "Crying Laughing Loving Lying"
Brown Sugar 2002 performer: "I Got The." / writer: "I Got The."
Idols 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Osmosis Jones 2001 writer: "My Name Is"
Someone Like You... 2001 writer: "It Must Be Love"
The Bachelor 1999 writer: "It Must Be Love"
Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong 1989 TV Movie writer: " Something Inside So Strong"
The Tall Guy 1989 writer: "It Must Be Love"
The Fruit Machine 1988 writer: "It must be Love"
The Jigsaw Man 1983 lyrics: "Only You And I"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lulu 1975 TV Series
Sez Les 1972 TV Series
It's Cliff Richard 1970 TV Series Guest

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sherman Plays 1997 TV Series play - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square 2002 Video Himself
The Second Annual Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1987 TV Movie Himself
Young Messiah 1982 TV Movie Himself - Music Performer
The Marti Caine Show 1980 TV Series Himself
Look Alive 1975 TV Series Himself
45 1974 TV Series Himself
Sez Les 1973 TV Series Himself
Hey Brian! 1973 TV Series Himself
The Harry Secombe Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Full House 1972 TV Series Himself
2Gs and the Pop People 1972 TV Series Himself
Vera Lynn 1972 TV Series Himself
Lift Off 1970-1972 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Dave Cash Radio Show 1972 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1971 TV Series Himself
The Golden Shot 1971 TV Series Himself
Die Drehscheibe 1971 TV Series Singer
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1970 TV Series Himself - Musician

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself

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