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Vikki Watson

Vikki Watson

Vikki Watson


Aeone (pronounced ay-own) (born Vikki Watson, 1959, Liss, Hampshire) is a British singer-songwriter, who now lives in Los Angeles, California. Her music has been classified as new age, folk or world music. She has released four albums, one of which was an internet only release. Early in her career, as Vikki, she represented the United Kingdom in the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Emsworth, Hampshire - her family still runs an antique shop in Petworth, Sussex, where she grew up. Read more on Last.fm
Aeone (pronounced ay-own) (born Vikki Watson, 1959, Liss, Hampshire) is a British singer-songwriter, who now lives in Los Angeles, California. Her music has been classified as new age, folk or world music. She has released four albums, one of which was an internet only release. Early in her career, as Vikki, she represented the United Kingdom in the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Emsworth, Hampshire - her family still runs an antique shop in Petworth, Sussex, where she grew up.

As a child she took song and dance lessons, and then went on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She wanted to become an opera singer, but soon realized that her voice was more suited to popular music. She had early success in the Eurovision Song Contest - gaining fourth place in Gothenburg, Sweden, performing the 1985 UK entry "Love Is" written with Jimmy Kaleth. It sent her packing to the United States and full circle returning to her Celtic roots. She did well in terms of touring, television shows and live work, yet a difficult lifestyle coupled with the commercial direction of the material, drove her to emigrate to the United States. Initially teamed with writer/record producer/sound engineer Jeff Silverman, in 1991 she released an eleven track debut album, entitled Window to a World, that pioneered a blend of Celtic sounding music with a pop feel combining fiddle, banjo and mandolin. After releasing her debut album, she moved on to scoring for television shows, composing for Witchblade, Brother Sun, Sister Moon on Discovery Channel, Santa Barbara and Team: Knight Rider.

She also composed for several movie trailers, including The Messenger, John Q, Behind Enemy Lines, The Shipping News, Enough, Life or Something Like It, Showtime, Rat Race, Finding Forrester, Saving Silverman, Lucky Numbers, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, One Night at McCool's, At First Sight, Down to Earth, Instinct and Disturbing Behavior. In 1998, she released a special mp3 album, called Aeone. Combining numbers from her debut album and several new ones, the album did well on mp3.com. A few months later, her second studio album was released, The Woman’s Touch. The album contained a broad range of song styles, each with clear ethereal vocals, at times rising above full ambient grooves.

The ballads were offset by strong dance rhythms as well as several highly accessible tunes. After the release, Aeone picked up composing for a while before working on her third album. In between she found time to sing one of the title songs for the TNT mini-series Mists of Avalon, writing the song "I Will Remember You Still". A year later, the third album, Point of Faith, was released. Among the more remarkable happenings in her career, Aeone recalls her debut in Zimbabwe, when she sang one song and the band played another; and a television appearance in which she was almost flattened by the American heavy-weight rock singer Meat Loaf. Her songs have been recorded by Rick Springfield and Shari Belafonte. 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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