West End Girls
were a Canadian pop
band and girl group
in the early 1990s.
The band was formed in Vancouver
by producers John Dexter and John Livingston, and consisted of three teenaged girls, Camille Henderson
, Aimee MacKenzie
and Silvana Petrozzi
(now Silvana Kane
). After several months of performing lessons with Henderson's father Bill Henderson
, the lead singer of rock group Chilliwack
, the trio recorded and released their debut album, West End Girls
, on Johnny Jet Records
in 1991. That album produced the Canadian Top 10
hits "Not Like Kissing You" and "I Want U Back
" (a remake of the Jackson 5
hit), as well as the Top 40
singles "Say You'll Be Mine" and "Show Me The Way".
Petrozzi left the band in 1992, and was replaced by Janele Woodley
. In 1993, shortly before the release of the group's second album, Henderson also left and was replaced by Celia-Louise Martin
. In 1993, the band's new lineup released the album We Belong Together
, which included the singles "R U Sexin' Me", "Pure", and "Sexy'". Their second album wasn't as successful as their first one and they broke up the following year. Shortly afterwards, the group's record label released a remix
album of some of their earlier hits.
They received a Juno Award
nomination for Most Promising New Group in 1992 and they also toured with Roxette
on the Canadian leg of that group's 1992 Canadian tour.
MacKenzie later joined the Canadian R & B
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