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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ ROWETTA SPECIAL SHOW 2021 # 007
Rowetta interview podcast hosted by Lenny Fontana # 007 - True House Stories®
Rowetta who is considered true musical royalty in our music business. Against all the odds of growing up rough, she pursues a musical career. Her adult life begins very young being married at age 16 and having two kids before she is 18.
She tells it all from being a battered young wife to the front lead singer of the Happy Mondays. A very special Sunday Edition and a must watch for women to see that against it all you can overcome any obstacles with faith and hard work.
She is a British singer. She is best known for her work with the Happy Mondays, recording and touring with the band from 1990 and recently reforming with the original lineup. Her 1989 track “Reach Out” on Bush Records has been sampled by Steve Angello, Laidback Luke and Todd Terry.
She talks about illness and how to cope with Covid. She has proved that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Rowetta is a very inspirational figure and she proves that you can take your life from the very bottom and with positive thought and hard work take it all the way to the top.
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Her secret voice on the Black Eyed Peas worldwide hit. “Boom Boom Pow”. She is the voice on the renowned 1989 track “Reach Out”, which has been sampled by many, including Steve Angello, DJ Zinc and Todd Terry.
Steve Angello and Laidback Luke used her voice for the hit dance tune “Be” which David Guetta and Hardwell often use it to open their dj sets with and it is also used on the Steve Angello / Robin S hit “Show Me Love” she wrote the original with Sweet Mercy and it continues to be sampled and played globally. Cheryl Cole sampled it on her Brits performance of ‘Fight For This Love” Rowetta is the original female singer with the recently reformed Madchester band, Happy Mondays, singing on all their hits, and touring the world.
She played herself in the Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People and was Simon Cowell’s favourite and the last lady standing in the UK’s very first X Factor in 2004. In 2009, The Black Eyed Peas sampled Rowetta on their global hit, Boom Boom Pow. She has collaborated with many of the world’s top house producers. She also sings with Peter Hook (Joy Division / New Order) and his new band The Light and was the lead singer on the EP 1102 / 2011 Rowetta is a big hit at all the UK Gay Prides including London, Manchester and Brighton.
She has headlined the infamous, G-A-Y night twice. Rowetta toured with the Hacienda party including Graeme Park, Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson, Mike Pickering and many more. This included Japan, Thailand, Dubai as well as many parties in the UK. New Years Eve 2013 at the Albert Hall, Manchester saw her share the stage and sing with the legendary Frankie Knuckles. Rowetta is involved with and ambassador of many charities.
She is passionate about Manchester. Rowetta fronted the ‘End The Fear’ campaign with Greater Manchester Police and continues to work with domestic violence support groups. Greco feat Rowetta: ‘BE’ was named as one of Billboard’s Top 20 House and Techno tracks of 2017. Currently touring the world (when possible) with Happy Mondays as well as performing solo.
Days after the Manchester bomb, Rowetta was asked to perform on The Andrew Marr Show with a string quartet, as a tribute to the victims. Rowetta and Peter Hook led a minute’s silence at the opening of Glastonbury, before performing with Hacienda Classical and also performed a tribute at The Royal Albert Hall.