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Expose

There are at least two bands that have operated under this name. A Dance group and a Japanese street punk band.

Dance Band

Exposé was initially formed in 1984 in Miami,USA, when Martineé and his Pantera Productions talent scouts hired Sandra Casanas (“Sandeé”), Aléjandra Lorenzo (“Alé”), and Laurie Miller as the group’s lineup. The next year, the trio recorded “Point Of No Return” (with Lorenzo singing lead) for Pantera Records as a 12” vinyl single, which became a number one Billboard Hot Dance Club Play hit. The song helped to introduce a still-popular genre of music that became known as freestyle, which often features keyboard riffs, a sing-along chorus and break beat drum patterns in the music arrangement. The success of “Point Of No Return” quickly led Exposé to their signing with Arista Records, who promptly assumed distribution of the 12” vinyl single. A year later, Exposé recorded and released their second club/dance freestyle hit 12” vinyl single entitled “Exposed To Love” (with Lorenzo singing lead). These songs were released during the period when radio began airing continuous mixes of House/Club/Dance songs in major markets. As such, Exposé realized continued success, including a club tour to key cities. Impressed with the performance of the two singles and their unique sound, Arista granted approval for the group to record their first album.


Exposé began as a project of Miami-based producer/songwriter Lewis A. Martinee. In 1984, he hired Sandra "Sandee" Casanas, Alejandra "Ale" Lorenzo, and Laurie Miller to be in the group's lineup. The next year, they had a club-dance hit (which also got decent airplay) with the song "Point of No Return" (with Lorenzo on lead); this song was followed by 1986's "Exposed to Love" (also with Lorenzo on lead). In 1986, their second club hit attracted the attention of Arista Records. Just before signing with Arista, Casanas was fired, and Lorenzo quit to pursue other ambitions; they were replaced by Jeanette Jurado and Gioia Bruno. Before the group completed their debut album Exposure (released in early 1987), Miller left due to personal and business problems to pursue a solo career; she was replaced by Ann Curless.
Casanas later went on to have a moderately successful solo career in Miami; Miller formed a production company and does various projects in show business; but Lorenzo dropped out of show business after leaving Expose.
Toward the end of 1987, Expose became the first group to have 4 Top 10 singles from a debut album.
Around 1988, Bruno decided to use only her first name professionally.
In the middle of 1990, Bruno began having throat problems, which led the group to take some time off work from their schedule. Soon, it was discovered that she had a benign tumor in her vocal cords. People waited a long time for her to recover, but her health only worsened; she was replaced by Kelly Moneymaker in 1992. Moneymaker was never given a chance to sing lead on any of the group's songs. In 1997, Bruno fully recovered from her throat tumor and began singing again.
In 1995, the group sang the Diane Warren-penned "I'll Say Good-Bye for the Two of Us" for the soundtrack of the film Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home. That same year, the song was issued on their album "Greatest Hits." Toward the end of 1995, Arista dropped the group and the members disbanded in early 1996 to pursue solo careers.
The group and its music were among the first of the Cuban-influenced pop bands that came out of Miami during the late 1980s and impacted the music industry, helping other such bands achieve mainstream success. Ironically, none of the women in the band are Cuban-Americans from Miami. Jurado (who fronted most of their major hits) is Mexican-American, Bruno is an Italian immigrant, and Ann Curless is a natural blond from upstate New York.

 

80's Hits

Come Go With Me
Point of No Return

90's Hits

I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me

Members of this Group



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