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Amazulu had an early break in 1984 when they scored one of the musical slots on anarchic TV comedy show The Young Ones to perform their single Moonlight Romance (it’s the episode called Time if you want to check it out – season 2, episode 4).

Composed of five dreadlocked and raffishly-attired females and one male (Nardo Bailey) the ska/reggae/new wave group achieved some success in the UK charts with four top twenty hits – the biggest of these being a #5 with Too Good to Be Forgotten in 1986.


That same year they achieved minor success in the US with a cover of the 1970 Bobby Bloom song, Montego Bay.

The group trimmed down to a trio of Anne-Marie Ruddock, Sharon Bailey and Lesley Beach during 1986.

In 1987, Beach left the band and Ruddock and Bailey continued as a duo for another year, scoring the minor hit Mony Mony.

Their sole album was released on Island Records in 1988.

Anne-Marie Ruddock
Margo Sagov
Lesley Beach
Claire Kenny
Nardo Bailey
Sharon Bailey