Jay Aston

Jay Aston
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Jay Aston in 2009
Background information
Birth nameJay Hilda Aston
Born(1961-05-04) 4 May 1961 (age 56)
Purley, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
  • Singer
  • dancer
Years active1981-present
  • RCA
  • Angel Air


Jay Hilda Aston (given birth to 4 Might 1961 in Purley, Surrey) can be an British singer and occasional songwriter. She was an associate of the United kingdom pop group Dollars Fizz, from 1981–1985. She was the youngest person in the group’s first line-up, being simply 19 if they gained the 1981 Eurovision Tune Competition. While Aston was an associate, the group acquired 12 of their 13 UK best 40 strike singles, including three number 1 strikes. Since 2009, she’s performed alongside fellow first Bucks Fizz associates Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan. The group utilized to perform beneath the name THE INITIAL Dollars Fizz. They are actually referred to as Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston, previously of Dollars Fizz.



Aston was created in Purley, Surrey, and originated from a theatrical/circus family members. Her dad was a comedian, her mom a previous dancer before she became her husband's directly man. In addition they performed as acrobats. Her sibling, Lance, acquired performed on the Eurovision Tune Competition in 1980 using the music group Prima Donna. Aston herself educated being a dancer, vocalist and actress on the Italia Conti College of Talk and Dilemma and performed on stage often in her teenagers mainly being a dancer.

Bucks Fizz

Aston was among the four first members of Dollars Fizz if they were formed in 1981 to compete in the Eurovision Music Contest that yr. They earned with "Producing YOUR BRAIN Up" as well as the music went to number 1 in lots of countries, like the UK. The group continued to become among the top selling sets of the 1980s and obtained many hit solitary and albums over another couple of years, including two even more British Quantity 1s: "The Property of Make Believe" and "My Camcorder Never Lays". Aston's curiosity popular and design arrived to good make use of while using the group as she designed lots of the group's stage clothes and developed many memorable pictures. In 1983, she performed the business lead vocal towards the music "WHENEVER WE Were Youthful", which continued to become among the group's biggest strikes.Aston became known on her behalf love of physical activity and released a keep-fit recording in early 1984 called Form Up and Dance. This activity nevertheless also resulted in her getting the victim of the assault while out running. She fought from the attacker and retrieved well from your event, which became the main topic of newspaper coverage.In December 1984, while on tour, Bucks Fizz were involved with a street accident where Aston, combined with the additional users of the group was injured. By this time around, tensions inside the group experienced risen to the idea that Aston was wanting to keep, but was still under agreement. However, the next year, she remaining the group in acrimonious conditions. Aston became the main topic of many newspapers headlines on her behalf unexpected departure where it surfaced that she experienced a one off indiscretion using the group's maker, Andy Hill, who was simply also the spouse of Dollars Fizz inventor, Nichola Martin. The group's administration company required Aston to courtroom under the conditions of her agreement but later decided to launch her. An injunction nevertheless was positioned on her against commencing a single career, which had taken two years to stay and led to her offering her Kensington house.Furthermore all eight situations were settled out of courtroom following the case was investigated with the Attorney general.

After Bucks Fizz

Forced to market her house, the first 1990s noticed Aston surviving in a little bedsit in Croydon on Casing benefits. Her sibling had wedded Shakespear's Sister superstar Marcella Detroit who prompted her to record brand-new music. In 1993 Aston released an individual "Nude Phoenix" and documented an record of music. This same season she added a song towards the questionable Michael Champion film, Dirty Weekend (although Aston strolled from the film's premiere in disgust). By 1995 she was coping with her parents but was still composing and documenting music. For this period she fulfilled and started dating guitarist Dave Colquhoun, whom she wedded in 1999. Through the latter area of the 1990s and early 2000s, Aston toured with her music group Aston, performing rock and roll and pop songs, a lot of which she published herself. In 2002, she was involved with a cover music group known as Monster Boogie, and she also made an appearance in an bout of By no means Brain the Buzzcocks among the secret guests in the Identification Parade circular. In 2003 Aston released an recording, Alive and Well with 13 songs which she co-wrote with her spouse.In 2005 the glory many years of Dollars Fizz, mainly concentrating on Aston, were portrayed inside a drag lip-synch display, Night of one thousand Jay Astons in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe following its début in London. Aston was performed by one feminine and three male performers. The life span of Aston was informed via an outrageous parody, and was explained in evaluate as "hilariously outrageous". The display in addition has been staged at additional venues like the Comedy Theater in Dublin in-may 2006 as well as the Soho Theater in London in summer time 2007.Another single album, a 3 disc box-set Lamb or Lizard premiered in July 2006 through her website, which presented recordings from before and following her use Bucks Fizz.In 2001 she setup a performing arts college in her name, The Jay Aston Theatre Arts College, teaching children aged 2–17. The institution still works today.In March 2007, she appeared in the Comic Relief video "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" a comic cover version from the Proclaimers track, dancing using the additional three original users of Dollars Fizz, and in addition Shelley Preston, who had replaced Aston in the group in 1985. This is the very first time that Aston experienced fulfilled the group since 1985. As she stated, relationships between them experienced improved, however, not the degree that can work collectively as an organization again. "I'm sort of on great terms with most of them separately. But being a music group, it just fails, and it's really a shame, nonetheless it doesn't. Almost always there is been two camps – Cheryl's camp and Bobby's camp, and I used to be the main one in Bobby's camp, and Mike was generally in Cheryl's camp."A new Dollars Fizz CD using a bonus DVD, THE MOST EFFECTIVE of Dollars Fizz premiered in-may 2007. Aston made an appearance alone in the Country wide Lottery to market the record. In August 2008, Aston once more joined up with up with Dollars Fizz associates Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker and Shelley Preston, when she made an appearance on a tv program celebrating 1980s works – with one event specialized in the reuniting of Dollars Fizz. This program was proven on Living Television in March 2009.IN-MAY 2013, Aston appeared on the next group of UK singing talent show The Tone of voice, singing Muse's "Period is Working Out" but had not been chosen by the judges.In Dec 2015 Aston appeared as The Fairy Godmother in the Dorking Halls pantomime Cinderella.

The Original Bucks Fizz

In 2004, Dollars Fizz people Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Shelley Preston reunited to create The Original Dollars Fizz and performed in concert through the entire UK. In Apr 2009, Preston announced that she was departing the group because of other commitments. Immediately after, it had been announced that Aston will be signing up for Baker and Nolan in the group for concert events – the very first time she's been an integral part of Dollars Fizz since 1985. Jointly they undertook two UK travels and released a fresh edition of their melody "I Hear Chat". In 2012, the continuing beneath the name OBF and released an record. They are actually referred to as Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston, previously of Dollars Fizz.


Before Dollars Fizz, Aston had ambitions to be an actress, but her career within this field encompassed just minor roles into the Manor Given birth to and Resident Smith. In 2008, Aston was ensemble as Claudia Brite in the film THE FINAL Times of Edgar Harding that was shot in August 2008 and screened this year 2010. The film nevertheless has never noticed a mainstream discharge.

Personal life

Aston married guitarist Dave Colquhoun in August 1999 in Greenwich, London. They possess a little girl, Josie Alexandra (blessed 2003, Bromley, Greater London). In 2011 they resided in Tatsfield, Surrey. Aston's mom Hilda passed away in 2007, while her dad Ted died in '09 2009. She's spoken of her curiosity about learning even more about Alzheimer's disease which he succumbed to. Aston proceeds to instruct dance and functionality at her executing arts college in Kent.


See also Dollars Fizz discography Single albums 1993: Lamb or Lizard (briefly sold on Aston's internet site ) 2003: Alive and Good 2006: Lamb or Lizard (3-Compact disc retrospective) 2016: I-Spy