The West End Girls came together in British Columbia in their late teens. Members Camille Henderson
, Aimee MacKenzie
and Silvana Petrozzi
(now known as Silvana Kane
of Pacifika) were groomed by songwriters John Dexter
and John Livingston. Dexter hand-picked the girls in 1990 and groomed them under the moniker "Anne, Marie & Lisa", but later changed their name to 'West End Girls'. The act became Canadian teen sensations with their self-titled dance/pop debut album and the hits "Not Like Kissing You" and a remake of the Jackson 5 classic "I Want You Back". Petrozzi left shortly after the first album and was replaced by Janele Woodley
and shortly before the release of the second album, Henderson left for a solo career. Her replacement was Celia-Louise Martin. By the summer of 1993, their second album "We Belong Together" was released. Their sound changed dramatically to R&B/Hip Hop and they had hits with "R U Sexin' Me", "State Of The Heart" and "Pure (You're Touching Me)". The group finally split up in 1994.