Monday, July 11, 2005

Bianca Kinane - The Woman In Me

Bianca Kinane hails from Tipperary in Ireland, and got her first shot of fame in 1995 at the age of 17, when she appeared on TV show "Stars In Your Eyes" as Mariah Carey, singing Hero. She won her heat and got through to the final, but despite not winning, she caught the attention of Pete Waterman and was signed to Coliseum Recordings and began work on her debut album.

She released 2 singles, "All The Lover I Need"(#59 in May 1996) and "The Woman In Me" (#73 in Sept 1996) Both were minor chart hits, and despite a promo sampler featuring another 3 tracks, including "On The WIngs Of Love", which was later a B-Side for Westlife, but Bianca's album never materialised.

Jump forward a few years to 1998 and Bianca was back with a new record label, Coalition, a new style, haircut and name, and was now known as Kinane. She released 3 singles "Business" (#97 in Feb 1998) "Heaven" (#49 in May 1998) and "So Fine" (#63 in Aug 1998) and another promo sampler was released, but it was second time unlucky for her, and she never got to release an album. I did however manage to see her do a PA in a Glasgow club around the time of "So Fine" and I managed to meet her and she was lovely, and she sent me a signed photo a few weeks later! Bianca featured on another dance track "Talk 2 Me" by K-Klass in 2002, but since then she has been rather quiet.

"The Woman In Me" was written and produced by Mark Topham and Karl Twigg, who have written for many other artists such as Steps, Tina Cousins and Solid HarmoniE, and sounds very 90s style Stock/Aitken/Waterman in style, and ironically with shades of "Emotions" by Mariah Carey.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This IS Emotions, it's so funny! Cool song, I love her Tenaglia-mixed Heacen too.

14 July, 2005 14:37  
Blogger Bianca said...

Greetings all. To be fair, things have been anything but quiet sincs'98! Spent 1999 touring with musical ( Bill Kenright) Met my other half. In 2000, had my little boy, did lots of session singing which the KKlass track was a result of. Also did a track called Blazin which was on Ed Case's Ed's guest list album released under Sony music.Whilst promoting BOTH!tracks was pregnant with sonny no. 2! Am in the midst of releasing an album entitled White circle, The Key. Details are on myspace, it's a work in progress!! ANYWAY.. was up sensationally late wrapping crimbo pressies and thought i'd finally sift through the pages of stuff, reviews etc!! By the way, i never knew westlife did a cover of on the wings of love. That was the record company MD's favourite song!Much love.

09 December, 2007 04:31  

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