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Brit Award nominee Shara Nelson on Cruising Show Friday 10th Oct

Tune into The Cruising Show Fri 10th Oct 5-7pm where Mistri will be in conversation Brit Awards nominee Shara Nelson.

Shara Nelson’s first release was the 1983 single “Aiming At Your Heart”, which was credited to Shara Nelson & The Circuit. She then released her debut solo single, “Can’t Get Over You”, in 1986 under the name “Shara”. Nelson released two further solo singles in the ’80s, “Standing Invitation” as Sharon Nelson and “Love’s Hit You” as Shara Nelson. In the late 1980s, she began working with the Bristol-based DJ/production team The Wild Bunch, who would later rename themselves asMassive Attack.

Shara Nelson achieved a measure of success, as a charter member of Bristol dance collective and trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack.Nelson contributed lead vocals to the group’s biggest U.K. hit, “Unfinished Sympathy,” and also co-wrote several other songs on their groundbreaking debut, Blue Lines. However,Nelson‘s limited role in the group proved unsatisfying, and she left for a solo career. She wrote a large quantity of songs diverging from the direction taken by her former band, using more pop song construction, and got a solo deal. She released her debut album, What Silence Knows, in 1994, and had a U.K. hit with Burt Bacharach and Hal David‘s “The Look of Love.”
  • Best British Female     1996 (Nominee) 
  • Best British Female     1994 (Nominee)
  • Best British Newcomer 1994 (Nominee)
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