Bands / Musicians: Desi Castro

Location: UK

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Desi was living in Sheffield working with the remnants of the group 'ABC' when he replied to an advert in 'Smash Hits' and was amazed to hear from 'Paul Weller' who invited him to record some of the songs that he had sent him. Whilst working in 'The Respond studios', Weller asked him if he would like to sing backing vocals with 'The Style Council' which lead to national TV appearances on the 'The Tube' & 'The Switch'.
Desi soon found himself being head-hunted by the Sheffield group 'Floy Joy' who wanted him as their lead singer. He was soon signed to 'Virgin Records' and co-wrote the album 'Weak In The Presence Of Beauty'; later a top 10 hit for 'Alison Moyet'. The album was produced by 'Don Was' of 'Was Not Was' in Detroit where Desi had the pleasure of working with the legendary; Aretha Franklin - The Four Tops - The Staple Singers.
With over 50 of his own songs written in his spare time, he came back to the U.K. to form the band 'Everyday People' who were soon signed to 'EMI'. Back in the U.S.A recording the album ''You Wash I'll Dry' which was produced by 'Stuart Levine' - producer of 'Simply Red'.
Desi has travelled extensively throughout Europe and had 3 top 10 hits in Germany, playing to crowds of over 80 Thousand supporting artistes such as; Lisa Stansfield - Will Downing - and The Brand New Heavies.
Nowdays you can see him performing his own songs and classic covers by; Mario, Michael Buble, Will Young and Usher at a variety of venues throughout the U.K. and beyond.

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