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Biography

Sharleen has had an interesting life

Sharleen Spiteri was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 7, 1967.

Her father was a Merchant seaman and was away from home for three months at a time. He played guitar and her mother was a window dresser by trade and sang as well as keeping things going at home while Spiteri’s father was at sea. Music was a prominent feature of Spiteri’s early life, with big sing-songs being held at her grandmother’s house on regular occasions. Though little information is available, by all accounts Spiteri’s early childhood was a happy one. Trained and working as a hairdresser in Glasgow Spiteri formed the band Texas in 1986, so named after she watched a movie and decided she liked the name. Spiteri continued to work as a hairdresser for 18 months after the band’s formation simply because she needed the money, while being the frontwoman of the band. Texas rocketed to success during the 1990’s, in a time when the music world was dominated by all-male bands. Spiteri was a welcome alternative both with her soulful voice and her talent with a guitar. The group became so successful that as of 2013 it is believed that their albums have sold over 40 million copies worldwide.

Latest News About Sharleen

The Long Overdue Wedding

At the age of 49 Spiteri has had an interesting life, and has just recently entered into a new phase of it. While she had a long-term relationship with Arena magazine editor Ashley Heath which produced a daughter in 2002 (Misty Kyd), it is her engagement earlier this year that has caused her life to take a slightly different direction. After 10 years of dating Welsh boyfriend Bryn Williams, a celebrity chef and 10 years her junior, Spiteri was happy to announce that he had popped the question. The couple met when Spiteri ate at Williams’ restaurant Odette’s in 2007. Spiteri jokes when asked about how Williams asked her to marry him that she thought he was having a heart attack. The couple had not planned on making news of their engagement public but while appearing on a radio show the diamond ring Spiteri was wearing was noticed and it became impossible to avoid the questions. When asked if she is officially off-the-market she quickly grinned and told the interviewer that she wasn’t married yet.

Sherleen Spiteri and fiance

The Texas Story

The Whole Story Behind The Legendary Scottish Band

The Texas story begins in Glasgow, Scotland in 1986 when bassist Johnny McElhone (ex-Altered Images and Hipsway) went looking for a new musical challenge and was introduced to 18-year-old art student and part-time hairdresser Sharleen Spiteri by his brother Gerry who later became the band's manager.

News & Facts

The Wedding

When asked about wedding plans Spiteri claims that she could plan everything within 2 minutes. As many brides take months to plan a wedding this claim seems a bit wild until you realize that Spiteri is deadly serious. So what is her secret?

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The concerts

If you have ever had the good fortune to see Sharleen Spiteri in concert it is sure to have been an experience to remember. Her band Texas rose quickly to fame in the 1990’s with hit after hit, in a time when the majority of rock stars were male.

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Feature Events

Thursday 05 October 2017

Venue Cymru, Llandudno, UK

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Friday 06 October 2017

Colston Hall, Bristol, UK

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Saturday 07 October 2017

Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK

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