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Nikki French

French was born in Carlisle to Joseph and Eileen. She has two sisters, Allison and Carolyn, and a brother, Timothy, who is song-writer. The French family moved when Nicki was four and settled in Tenterden, Kent. She attended Homewood School and West Kent College in Tonbridge.

French married Gavin Mallett, a professional musician, in July 1993 at St. Mildred's Church, Tenterden. The couple lived in Middlesex. They are now divorced.

Nicki French (September 26, 1964) is a female English singer and dancer who was born in Carlisle, England, but raised from the age of four in Tenterden, Kent, England.

She is best known for her 1995 dance cover version of Total Eclipse of the Heart and for representing the United Kingdom in 2000 at Eurovision in Stockholm.

French had been a session singer for many years before she covered "Total Eclipse of the Heart", a song made famous by Bonnie Tyler. Her single was first released in 1994 in the United Kingdom. When it was re-released in 1995 the song reached no. 5 during a 3 month chart run, selling over 250,000 (UK) copies in the process and earning a silver sales award and well as becoming her record label's, Love This, biggest chart success.

90's Hits

Total Eclipse of the Heart

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