"Alison Moyet" (born "Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet" on 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer noted for her bluesy voice.
Moyet was born in Billericay, Essex, England to a French father and English mother. She grew up in Basildon, where she attended school. After leaving school at 16, she worked as a shop worker and a piano tuner. She was involved in a number of punk rock, pub rock and blues bands in the South East Essex area during the late 1970s and early 1980s, including The Vandals and the Screamin' Ab Dabs, The Vicars and The Little Roosters.
Her mainstream pop career began in 1981 when she formed the electropop duo Yazoo with former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke. (In the United States, the band became known as Yaz, as there was already a US artist named Yazoo.) Yazoo had several hits, including "Situation", "Don't Go", "Ode to Boy" and "State Farm", and recorded two albums, ''Upstairs At Eric's'' and ''You And Me Both''. The group was notable for melding Clarke's trademark electronic sounds with Moyet's warm, soulful voice.