Natasha England

Real Name:
Dorothy Natasha Sherratt
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Natasha was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and after winning a dance competition moved to London in the early 1970s to develop a career in the music business. She worked as a dancer and formed her own band, playing in clubs, while also working behind the scenes in the management of such stars as Marc Bolan, Rod Stewart, and David Bowie. She married Bob England in 1975, and they formed their own management and production company. They also set up the Towerbell record label, and discovered and managed the band Darts, who had a series of hits after being signed to Magnet Records. Later, the pair were responsible for setting up the Rockney label for Chas and Dave.

Natasha formed a girl group, Flirts, with sisters Betty and Jackie Burns. They recorded for Magnet in the late 1970s but with little commercial success despite scoring an airplay hit on BBC Radio One. She then recorded for Decca as Natasha and the Delites. Credited as Natasha, she released eleven solo singles on Towerbell, including "Iko Iko" in 1982. She appeared on Top of the Pops, and the song, produced by Tom Newman, rose to number 10 on the UK singles chart. It also charted in Ireland reaching number 7, Israel reaching number 6, and New Zealand where it peaked at number 5 as well as scoring the 26th biggest selling single of the year. Her follow-up record, "The Boom Boom Room", reached number 44 on the UK singles chart later in the year,and her album Captured reached number 53 on the UK albums chart. However, later singles on Towerbell, and a second, largely self-penned album Don’t Walk Away, had less success.

After her marriage to Bob England ended in the mid-1980s, she left the music business, and worked with horses and on animal rights issues.She moved to Canada and sang with the band Why before returning to England in the early 1990s. A few years later she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but eventually returned to the music industry. Relaunching her career in 2007 via Platform Records, her 1982 top 10 single Iko Iko was given its first digital release along with a 42 track anthology Back From The Mists of Time which included her entire 80's output. Album Deeper Into Reality followed in 2010, a collaboration with experimental producer Robert Logan. Further releases have included a 2013 cover of 'Get It On'(T.Rex) and 2015 single 'Work It Out'.

Natasha's version of "Iko Iko" enjoyed a resurgence when it was included on the soundtrack to the highest-grossing Italian film of 2014, Un Boss In Salotto (A Boss in the Living Room).

A new 13-track album and 2 -track single were released on August 10th 2018, entitled 'Somehow'.
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Albums

0060.566 Natasha England - Captured album art Natasha* Captured (Album) Towerbell Records 0060.566 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
TOWLP 9 Natasha England - Don't Walk Away album art Natasha England Don't Walk Away(LP, Album) Towerbell Records TOWLP 9 UK 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FR.13889 Natasha England - Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache album art Natasha & The Delites* Breakin' Down The Walls Of Heartache(7", Single, Inj) Decca FR.13889 UK 1980 Sell This Version
TOW 9 Natasha England - I Can't Hold On album art Natasha* I Can't Hold On (Single) Towerbell Records TOW 9 UK 1981 Sell This Version
TOW 12 Natasha England - Strangest Feeling album art Natasha* Strangest Feeling(7", Single) Towerbell Records TOW 12 UK 1981 Sell This Version
TOW 29 Natasha England - Pata Pata album art Natasha* Pata Pata (Single) Towerbell Records TOW 29 UK 1982 Sell This Version
TOW 25 Natasha England - The Boom Boom Room album art Natasha* The Boom Boom Room (Single) Towerbell Records TOW 25 UK 1982 Sell This Version
TOWX 22 Natasha England - Iko-Iko album art Natasha* Iko-Iko (Single, Maxi) Towerbell Records TOWX 22 UK 1982 Sell This Version
TOW 34 Natasha England - I Can't Hold On album art Natasha* I Can't Hold On (Single, Maxi) Towerbell Records TOW 34 UK 1983 Sell This Version
445 113 Natasha England - I Want You To Be My Baby album art Natasha* I Want You To Be My Baby (Single) Towerbell Records 445 113 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
101 931, 101931 Natasha England - Homeland album art Natasha* Homeland (Single) Towerbell Records 101 931, 101931 France 1984 Sell This Version
TOWT 69P Natasha England - Don't Walk Away album art Natasha England Don't Walk Away (Single) Towerbell Records TOWT 69P UK 1985 Sell This Version
TOW 63 Natasha England - Running album art Natasha England Running(7", Single) Towerbell Records TOW 63 UK 1985 Sell This Version
TOW75 Natasha England - Stay With Me album art Natasha England Stay With Me(7") Towerbell Records TOW75 UK 1985 Sell This Version

Compilations

FORMCD1 Natasha England - Back From The Mists Of Time album art Natasha England Back From The Mists Of Time(2xCD, Comp, RM) Platform Records FORMCD1 UK 2008 Sell This Version