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Shaznay Lewis

"Shaznay Tricia Lewis" (born October 14, 1975 in Islington, London) is an English female singer/songwriter and a member of All Saints. Shaznay is 1 m 74 (5' 7"), and has Jamaican and Bajan roots, and is nick named Bart because she sounds like Bart Simpson when she raps.

Shaznay is generally regarded as the chief talent behind the popular girl group All Saints, who separated in 2001. Her musical influences include Rap and Missy Elliott; In addition, she grew up listening to Bob Marley and Johnny Mathis. It was the music of Alanis Morissette who encouraged Shaznay to take her music one step further.

Singing came naturally to Shaznay who had been entering singing contests since the age of thirteen. At a party she was introduced to Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot of Curiosity Killed the Cat by her friends who took her to the Metamorphisis recording studios on All Saints Road, London and started doing backing vocals.

It was at the Metamorphisis recording studios where Shaznay met Melanie Blatt in 1993 and proceeded to record together. Together with Simone Rainford they formed the band All Saints which was later renamed to All Saints when Simone left and Nicole and Nata...

Years active 1997-2001 and 2006 - (Girl bands)
2004- (Solo)
Genre Pop (music)
Background solo singer
Born October 14, 1975
Origin London, England
Instrument Singing
Associated acts All Saints (band)
website Official site
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source: Wikipedia