Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Pauline Matthews, under her stage name of Kiki Dee, she began her incredible musical journey by singing with local dance bands, and after being spotted by a record company scout in 1963, Kiki was signed as a solo artist to Fontana Records.
In the early 1990’s Kiki had joined forces with songwriter, producer and guitarist Carmelo Luggeri, who had worked with Bill Wyman, Julian Lennon, Andy Williams, Paul Rodgers, Kenney Jones, Ray Cooper, Chris Rea and Ralph McTell. Carmelo produced some bonus tracks for “The Very Best of Kiki Dee” album, and, having hit it off musically, they took on a new musical direction together, playing acoustic concerts, starting with an appearance at The Royal Albert Hall for World AIDS Day in 1994.
Kiki and Carmelo have successfully toured the UK and Europe with their unique acoustic-based show, appearing in Horsham later this month.
Kiki visited the SUSY Radio studios recently, and spoke with Neil Munday.
Friday, November 22nd, 2019
The Rec Rooms
Albion Way, Horsham.
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
London Rd, Guildford.