As the featured vocalist for one of Britain’s wickedest and most sought after mid 90's production teams The Sleaze Sisters (also known as WAND & The Candy Girls), Vicki and the Sleaze Sisters scored two #1 hits in 1995 & 1996 with "Let's Whip It Up" and "Sex", a Sylvester's cover, which included impressive remixes by teams Red Jerry, Way Out West, and Wand. Later that year hit US dance team The Mighty Dub Kats also landed a Billboard Top Ten and UK #1 with "Ghetto Girl", a track that heavily sampled Vicki's "Let's Whip It Up". This success lead to a pairing of Shepard and The Ministry Of Sound for the single "Love Has Changed My Mind" which reached the US Top 40 on Ichiban Records and #2 throughout much Europe. In September '99, REDZONE RECORDS (Producer team Keith Haarmeyer and Matt Consola) released Vicki Shepard’s "All I Ask Of You" 2000, the Y2K remake of her #1 chart topping 1991 dance single of the Phantom Of The Opera classic. With an exciting double 12" vinyl remix package featuring top remix teams such as Haarmeyer, England's Majic and Germany's Premiere Circuit & Trance team Cyrus & The Joker (of Sash! "Mysterious Times" and Dario G "Sunmachine" fame), the remix package also includes a re-mastered version of Vicki's original 1991 version just for her fans. In 2002, Redzone Records released The Essential Vicki Shepard, a 12 track Greatest Hits Remixes collection that featured nine of Shepard’s #1 or Top 10 Billboard and World Wide #1 club hits, as well as two remixes of a new Haarmeyer penned single, “I Got A Feeling,” and a 2002 updated remix of “Never In A Million Years” by original producer and now Almighty Records remixer Mike “Majic” Coppick. An instant club favorite, “I Got A Feelin’” shot to the Billboard Top 10 and Shepard toured extensively.
But like so many smaller labels, Redzone Records was forced to close their doors due to Peer-to Peer-File Sharing. But in 2007, Redzone Records, intent on relaunching the label in Digital Form only, released a very limited set up updated 2007 remixes of ‘I Got A Feelin’” with new mixes by Tony Moran, Ralphi Rosario and the team of Blaine & Barona. The Redzone team split later that year to pursue separate projects. In 2010, Shepard signed on to the roster of Swishcraft Music, a new label helmed by longtime friend and producer Matt Consola. Debuting in early 2011, Swishcraft will dedicate itself to releasing single that “brings the fun vocals and melodies back to an industry that’s gone very dark,” says Consola.
Shepard and Consola are collaborating on both a new dance single as well as a just released holiday single, a jazz version of the Christmas standard, “What Child is this” produced and arranged by Matt Consola and Leo Frappier. Like all of Shepard’s singles, “What Child is This” is available world wide on Itunes, Amazon and many other services. Shepard will debut the single at the three date, 18th Annual Songs of The Season shows at the Razz Room in San Francisco November 29th – December 1st. Hosted by founder Donna Sachet, Songs of the Season features many contemporary dance and jazz artists performing Holiday classics, and benefiting local San Francisco charity AEF.org.
Vicki is an artist who really cuts it live! Constantly in demand for personal appearances the world over, Vicki may best be known for her sheer furor and raw energy poured into every performance. While extensively touring Europe, Asia, and The States, tour highlights found Vicki headlining such internationally renowned Mega-venues as Nottingham’s "MGM", London’s "Hippodrome", "Heaven", "Limelight" and "The Palace." Stateside, Vicki headlined America’s largest 3 day outdoor event "Hotlanta" and America's largest Street & Pride Fairs, San Francisco's "The Folsom Street Fair" and 1996 SF Pride Festival which annually attracts audiences of 500,000. Vicki's reputation as a live performer is cast in stone. Her empowering attitude and commanding stage presence cannot be ignored.
She brings a passion and warmth to each and every performance that makes Vicki Shepard a true Mega talent! For Booking: Troy Bronstein - firstname.lastname@example.org - 925.736.1991 Swishcraft Music - 415.298.7222 (Personal) Vicki Shepard began singing at an early age. As she grew up she started singing in clubs around Colorado. She was a huge hit at the Hide and Seek Complex in Colorado Springs. She packed the house when ever she performed.
She and the local DJ for the club, David, instantly became friends. David went on to help do the musical scores to several of Vicki's big hits. Vicki was never above her fans and considered them her friends as well. On many occassions she and her wonderful husband would stop by the club just to check up on the regulars.
Her husband is also a warm and caring person and never gave any attitude to others and simply supported his wife completely. Vicki is one of the warmest human beings and people alive. She always did what ever she could to help the community and any other areas that she could assist in. Fortunately for Vicki and her husband fame took them on to California.
This was a great asset for California but a huge loss for the friends and fans that she left behind in Colorado Springs. When Vicki moved on those she left behind knew the one thing that the rest of the world did not. Vicki Shepard was on her way and going to be a great star. Read more on Last.fm.
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