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Focus on our 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner - Denise Pearson

news / Focus on our 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner - Denise Pearson

24th Mar 2017

Giving an incredible performance on the night, Denise Pearson wowed all our guests. With everyone on their feet (and some dancing on the stage!) as she performed, the room was full of energy! In September 2013 Denise released a song she penned called 'Rafiki Yangu' (Swahili for 'My Friend'), as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and Africa's fight for peace and posterity, in aid of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

Denise Pearson is a Brit award winner, Grammy nominee and lead singer with iconic pop group, FIVE STAR.

While in the group, Denise had an unprecedented chart run of over 20 top thirty UK singles including 'System Addict', 'The Slightest Touch' and the anthem 'Rain Or Shine'. FIVE STAR were also the youngest British group to have a number 1 album and the first group to achieve 7 consecutive hit singles from one album in the UK.

After taking a career break to raise her two children, Denise joined the Michael Jackson musical 'Thriller Live' in 2009 as part of it's original West End cast garnering great reviews for her outstanding performance. And in September 2011, Denise starred in another West End musical, 'Respect La Diva' where she wowed audiences with her sensational cover of Beyonce's 'Listen' and a medley of Whitney Houston hits. After appearing on BBC1's The Voice in 2012 Denise signed a new management deal and got a dream gig - supporting The Jacksons on their UK tour! Denise's debut solo album, 'Imprint' was released in the Summer 2014, receiving glowing reviews and earning a 16-date UK tour supporting Billy Ocean. At the end of 2015 Denise was invited to perform with DJ and Producer, Sigala. Together they performed his number one hit, 'Easy Love', on the Top Of The Pops New Years Day BBC1 special. The last time Denise had been on the show was almost 30-years ago! Denise recently sang in Trafalgar Square as part of the Mayor of London's Black History Month celebrations, and continues to perform across the world as a solo artist and with FIVE STAR.

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