Kele Le Roc

    Kele le Roc was born Kelly Biggs in Mother’s hospital, Hackney, East London. Her Jamaican mother was a clothes designer and her England born father, a dancer and model.

    Kele loved dancing and had dreams of performing in the West end and on Broadway. Singing obviously went hand in hand with this, but at the age of 12 kele suffered a bad knee injury. This incident propelled kele into focusing more intently on her singing.

    The first song she ever recorded was a cover version of  Rose Royce’s It’s Not Over. Although it wasn’t long before Kele was writing and recording her own material. She found a musical home with production team Best Kept Secret it was the first time that Kele had worked with producers that she felt understood her musically and where she wanted to go with her sound. It was also where she would get the name Le Roc. “My engineer Digital named me Le Roc. It was kind of after a prince song called rock hard in a funky place, when I would sing he would say you rock hard…. So when the time came for a stage name Le Roc seemed quite apt. There was No Mr Biggs or Biggy smalls yet so Kelly Biggs just didn’t sound right at the time.” says Kele.

    The sound that they would create together led to the white label release of underground hit ‘Let Me Know’ and got the attention of major labels, At the time 16 year old Kele was continually on tour supporting US Artists like Total, Horace Brown and Mona Lisa whilst studying performing arts at Epping Forest College. The 2 main contenders were First Ave and Sony Records in Chicago. Sony records in London had referred her as they felt her American sound and look would be more suited to that market.

    Kele decided not to go to Chicago and pressed on with her career in London with notorious music duo First Ave Kele was signed to them in 1996 and Licensed to Polydor Records in 1997. Kele spent 3 months in Los Angeles co writing and recording her first album “Everybody’s Somebody” working with the Likes of Rhett Lawrence, (Mariah,Monica Eternal) Harvey Mason jr,(Brandy,Chante Moore, Aaron Hall) and Robbie Neville. Coolio and the great late Roger Troutman also featured on her first compilation.

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    1. 15 March 17, 8:12pm

      Very energetic post, I liked that bit. Will there be a part 2?

    2. Krystalyn says
      07 September 16, 4:05pm

      Laß das mal nicht Horst lesen (das mit der &#1i#0;kle2nen&28228; Messe Er hilft da am Stand von (einem großen Spieletreff aus Bietigheim) mit – die haben so um die 100 Tische zum Spielen… Hier gleich mal noch ein Link mit einigen – da sieht man, dass es doch ein bißchen was los ist (und Horst ist gleich auch in Aktion auf dem ersten Bild zu sehen Das Verkaufsangebot ist vermutlich nicht so groß wie in Essen, aber Spielen kann mal wohl schon

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