Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Gospel And Soul Singer Mica Paris Interview….
Mica Paris is one of Belfield’s favourite people. She’s the top DJ, TV presenter & remarkable gospel & soul singer.
On 8 July 2008, Paris, her mother, father and sister appeared as The Paris Brigade on series 4 episode 9 of Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word, as part of the celebrity brigades series.
Paris has continued to appear on a variety of television programmes-–from Channel 5’s news talk show, The Wright Stuff, ITV1’s all-female panel talk show, Loose Women, The Michael Ball Show and BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Paris was the special guest of Boyz II Men on their 20th anniversary UK tour in May 2010, and was also the Very Special Guest of Michael Bolton on his UK tour dates in November & December 2010.
During 2013 Mica has become a regular guest on ITV’s flagship show This Morning.
From BBC Radio 2 to ‘What not to wear’ she’s done it all!
Alex went to meet the Queen of Soul….
Paris’ roots are in soul and gospel music. She grew up singing in her grandparents’ church and by her mid teens was making regular appearances with ‘The Spirit of Watts’ gospel choir (with whom she featured on the 1985 EP Gospel Joy).
She abbreviated her forename to Micha, before adopting a “phonetic version”.[dubious – discuss] At the age of seventeen, she got her first break as a backing vocalist with the UK band Hollywood Beyond. Paris appeared on their album, If (1985).
In 1988, she released her debut, platinum-selling album So Good with 4th & Broadway when she was 19 years old.
“My One Temptation” was the lead single. This led to a collaboration with American soul singer Will Downing on a cover version of a classic “Where Is the Love”, made famous by Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack in the early 1970s
Recorded 2008 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.