Victoria Wilson James
Victoria Wilson James
The Village Voice praised her performance as a combination of Katherine Hepburn and Michael Jordan. Following the success of her role with Soul II Soul, Victoria released her debut solo album, “Perseverance” which yielded the top 5 U.S. Billboard hit “Through” and boasted remixes by Frankee Knuckles and David Morales. In 1993 Victoria became integral front woman for ground breaking techno-pop band The Shamen and provided bangin’ vocals on several of their hits including “Destination Eschaton” and “Trans Amazonia” until the band’s amicable split in 1999. Summer 1997 saw her single “Reach 4 the Melody” (SONY Dance Pool) produced by Visnadi and remixed by Boris Dlugosch top dance charts around the world. In 1999, Victoria returned to her love of musical theatre in a role which was especially created for her, alongside legend Kid Creole, in the UK smash hit musical “Oh What a Night!”. In 2001 she played the role of “Glinda” the good witch of the South in the UK production of the Tony award winning musical, “The Wiz”. Summer 2002 could hear her calling everyone to arms featuring on “Superchumbo’s” dance super anthem “The Revolution” which had its first release heralding Danny Tanaglia’s newly launched Twisted Records America label with subsequent releases on several uber cool dance compilations.
The Revolution was re-released this year on Super Chumbo’s first album released entitled “Wowie Zowie”. 2004 was the year when Victoria co-starred in her 1st UK film entitled “The Road to Damascus” directed by Academy Award winner Chris Munro. And its conclusion culminated with her playing the role of “Missy Judson” in the European Premier of another Tony Award winning musical “Purlie” where both her performance and the production received overwhelming critical acclaim. Summer 2005 Victoria can be heard on the prestigious Café Mambo 2005 and is delighted that the long awaited release of Avitas’ “A Course in Miracles” (Thirteen[rec]) a project she collaborated on with bright new talent Kinan Atassi and which has just been released on Thirteen[rec] in early 2006, available on iTunes and specialist retailers. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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