Sylvia Mason-James

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Sylvia Mason-James
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Sister of Vicky James and Ruby James

Born on December 8, 1958 in south London, England. Sheis a British singer who has worked extensively as a backing vocalist and solo artist.

She started her career with the disco band Voyage in 1977.

She performed a duet with Jimmy Nail on his chart-topping single "Ain't No Doubt" in 1992, and appeared as a backing vocalist on the 1992 Joan Armatrading album Square the Circle, along with Linda Lewis and her sister Shirley Lewis. She appeared as the vocalist on Chicane's "Strong in Love" in 1998 (Chicane featuring Mason) and Freemasons' "Nothing But A Heartache" in 2007. She has also released a solo single with a cover version of the Diana Ross song "Touch Me In The Morning". Recently, she appeared as vocalist on two songs from Superchumbo's Wowie Zowie album.

Mason-James also sang on Scott and Leon's "Shine On", "Sounds of Eden" and "You Used to Hold Me". She has appeared as a backing vocalist on music by artists including Go West, Simple Minds, Adam Rickitt, Robbie Williams, Cher, Bo Selecta, Swing Out Sister, Sheena Easton, The Blow Monkeys and most frequently, Pet Shop Boys.

Mason-James has also toured extensively with the Pet Shop Boys, including Glastonbury 2000 where they played second billing to Travis on the Pyramid stage. Live 8 in 2005, their extensive 2006/2007 Fundamental World Tour as well as their month-long residency at the Savoy Theatre in 1997, their 2006 BBC Radio Theatre & Radio 2 concerts, and their iconic 1991 Performance World Tour.

Mason-James performed backing vocals for Roger Waters on the seventh and last leg of his The Dark Side of the Moon Live world tour between 27 April and 18 May 2008, replacing Katie Kissoon.
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Albums

2933805 Sylvia Mason-James - Sylvia Mason album art Sylvia Mason* Sylvia Mason (Album) Decca, Decca 2933805 France 1979 Sell This Version
CRCF-2014, (SCD-5472) Sylvia Mason-James - Free album art A.K. Soul Featuring Jocelyn Brown / Sylvia Mason* A.K. Soul Featuring Jocelyn Brown / Sylvia Mason* - Free(CD, Album) Border Breakers (2), Border Breakers (2) CRCF-2014, (SCD-5472) Japan 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RISS 8075 Sylvia Mason-James - We've Gotta Dance album art Sylvia Mason* We've Gotta Dance (Single, Maxi) Sirocco RISS 8075 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
CAR 135 Sylvia Mason-James - (You're Like A) Silent Movie album art Sylvia Mason* (You're Like A) Silent Movie(7", Single) Carrere CAR 135 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CIOCS 7, 863 940-4 Sylvia Mason-James - Live For Today album art Cicero With Sylvia Mason-James Cicero With Sylvia Mason-James - Live For Today (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Polydor, Spaghetti Recordings, Spaghetti Recordings CIOCS 7, 863 940-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
LOSS - 005 Sylvia Mason-James - Sunny album art Zest (3) With Sylvia Mason-James Zest (3) With Sylvia Mason-James - Sunny (Maxi) Klone Records LOSS - 005 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
CD PPPR 10 Sylvia Mason-James - Destiny album art Jupiter (6) Featuring Mason-James* Jupiter (6) Featuring Mason-James* - Destiny (Maxi) ZYX Music CD PPPR 10 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NRL 5 Sylvia Mason-James - Touch Me In The Morning album art Sylvia Mason-James Touch Me In The Morning (Single) Neoteric Records Ltd. NRL 5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
0039902ERE Sylvia Mason-James - Strong In Love album art Chicane Featuring Mason* Chicane Featuring Mason* - Strong In Love (Maxi, Single) Xtravaganza Recordings 0039902ERE US 1998 Sell This Version
JET 005 Sylvia Mason-James - Caution To The Wind album art Cecere* Vs AK Soul* Feat Sylvia Mason James* Cecere* Vs AK Soul* Feat Sylvia Mason James* - Caution To The Wind(12") Jet Lag Recordings JET 005 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
12AMPM 143, 572900-1 Sylvia Mason-James - Shine On album art Scott & Leon Featuring: Sylvia Mason-James Scott & Leon Featuring: Sylvia Mason-James - Shine On (Single) AM:PM, AM:PM 12AMPM 143, 572900-1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Sylvia Mason-James - Somebody Loves You album art Sylvia Mason-James Somebody Loves You(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Not On Label none France Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Sylvia Mason-James - Right Time, Right Place / Say U Love Me album art Mitch (76) / Sylvia Mason-James Mitch (76) / Sylvia Mason-James - Right Time, Right Place / Say U Love Me(CDr, Promo) Big World Records none UK 1996 Sell This Version