Please improve this biographical article by adding secondary or tertiary sources.Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. 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). 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.With Omar Lye-Fook, a classically trained musician Paris recorded "I Should've Known Better" in 1990.It was issued on the B-side to "South Of The River".Paris also recorded with Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt and Natalie Cole on the album Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa (1990), and provided the title track to Isaac Julien's Young Soul Rebels movie soundtrack the following year.She worked with the saxophonist Courtney Pine ("Redemption Song" – 1992), the Stereo MCs ("Don't Let Up" – 1992) and Bobby Womack ("I Wish I'd Never Met You" – 1991).Multi-platinum selling soul sensation Kenny Thomas has been revealed as the guest artiste when singing superstar Michael Bolton headlines this year’s Upton House Music Festival in Poole on Saturday, June 10.London-born Kenny dominated the commercial, soul and album charts in the 1990s and by the time he was 23 he had been nominated for two Brit Awards.
There is also an 80s Extravaganza on Friday, 9 June featuring R&B superstar Billy Ocean, singing sensation Kim Wilde and punk princess Toyah.
' and once again I had this fear," says the singer, who also reveals how the age difference initially "troubled her a lot".
"Now when I look back at all the things I used to worry about, it seems quite funny because when something is right, none of those things matter.
Internationally renowned and multi-million record selling singer-songwriter Michael Bolton is performing in an appearance exclusive to Upton.
Michael, whose latest album Songs Of Cinema was released last month, has sold more than 60 million records worldwide.