Acknowledgments Introduction CHAPTER ONE From dog collars to diamante CHAPTER TWO We three Stings CHAPTER THREE Behind the stars CHAPTER FOUR The glitter trail CHAPTER FIVE Out of Africa CHAPTER SIX Tears and fears CHAPTER SEVEN Baby Love CHAPTER EIGHT At the Court of King Robbie CHAPTER NINE Skating on thin ice CHAPTER TEN Backing the future About the Author
If you were listening to music during the 1980s and 1990s then chances are that Tessa Niles performed live with some of your favourite artists and sang on your most loved tracks. Her first big break came in 1983 when Sting asked her to join The Police on the Synchronicity World Tour. Niles went on to perform with David Bowie at the legendary Live Aid concert and sang on Bowie and Jagger's hit Dancing in the Streets. She then joined Eric Clapton's band and collaborated on the first of MTV's Unplugged series which spawned the classic versions of Layla and Tears in Heaven. Producer Trevor Horn and Niles worked on many projects together including The Pet Shop Boys, ABC, Grace Jones, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Tatu and Seal. She worked on four albums with Tina Turner and on the worldwide hits What's Love Got To Do With It? and Simply The Best. Niles recorded with Duran Duran on their hits Come Undone and Notorious. She sang on the soundtrack to the films Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones's Diary. Throughout the last three decades Tessa Niles has performed with some of the most iconic artists in music: George Harrison, Annie Lennox, Tears For Fears, The Pet Shop Boys, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams to name a few.