Rozlyne Clarke (real name : Roslyn Howell aka The Dag) was born in Sydney, Australia. Her father was an engineer, she has one brother who is 3 years older than her. She took dance and singing lessons during her teens.
At the age of 18 she auditioned for a part in the musical comedy "Sugar Babies" and was selected. The musical was a huge success in Australia, so after that Rozlyne managed to get a part in the rock musical "Starlight Express" which allowed her to travel all around the world, the musical being a success in Japan and in Germany among others.
In 1990, she was playing the role of Bombalurina in the musical comedy "Cats" in Paris while a friend of her was auditioning for French producer Nicolas Skorsky. Unfortunately, she was refused but she presented Rozlyne. She recorded the song in only one day, then left for London because she already had a contract to perform in the musical "Grease" (where she played the part of Rizzo)
Her first single Eddy Steady Go was one of the year 1991's hugest
hits in France (#1 in the clubs).
A video was made, it exists in 2 slightly different versions. The song was also released in the Benelux, but also in Japan and in the United States (as promo only) under the label Atlantic Records.
Then followed the singles Gorgeous (with another videoclip) and Dancin' Is Like Makin' Love. A promo 12inch of Gorgeous was released in the United States, including a couple of new remixes.
Her first album, also entitled Gorgeous, was produced in France
by Nicolas Skorsky (aka Howard Headburn) and Eddy "Walter" Beatboxking. It was recorded in
Paris, at the Guillaume Tell studios, by Philip Cusset. It was licensed in Belgium, including a 9th additional track, the song Never Started Loving You(which was actually the B-side in the French version of the single Dancing Is Like Making Love)
On stage, Rozlyne showed that she was a real talented dancer.
A fourth single from the Gorgeous album was released in France in 1992. The Wizard Of Roz was one of Rozlyne's favorite tracks, as it was dedicated to her dad and she had co-written it. However, the song was not well distributed, being only available in a few music stores and for a very limted time, and unfortunately it was a total flop, and therefore a rarity.
Her first singles were remixed in 1994 by the Belgian DJ team Unity Power. Eddy Steady Go '93 was once again #1 in the French club charts. This was a new start for
Rozlyne's carreer, who got signed under ARS Belgium, changed her hair to blond and started recording new
tracks. Givin' Up Givin' In (a cover of a song of The Three Degrees),
and Take My Hand (L. Corte, G. Marshall, J. Williams) were excellent eurodance tracks.
Knocking Me Out and I Wanna See You were produced by Koen Tillie and Marius Acke for
ARS Productions. Remixes on I Wanna See You were done by Johnny
Williams and Louis Element.
Rozlyne's second album Faithful To You was produced in Belgium.
It did not sold enough copies and has become a real rarity.
In 1996, she recorded a duet with Tony Jones for the project Let-Motiv
The single was entitled Ecoute Bien Ces Mots. It included a B-side
in English, Got To Find The Light. Distributed in France under Polygram, it was
produced by Joachim G. and Jean-Baptiste Soudray for Square Prod.
The same year, Rozlyne returned to France and released I Need You under Joker Music.
It reached #20 in the French club play charts.
In 1997, she did a duet with Stevie H (who had already appeared on her single I Need You), entitled I'm On Fire / Quel tempérament
According to rumors, Rozlyne nowadays works as a professional markup artist under the name Rozlyne Vidal.
Nicolas Skorsky (aka Howard Headburn)
He was born in 1953 in Paris. At the age of 19, he released a few solo singles, such
as Comme Je T'aime. As songwriter, he stands behind hits such as Claude
François' Chanson Populaire. He also wrote for Marc Scalia, Rémy Bricka,
Ringo, Santa Esmeralda and more recently Sully Sefil.
Also known as the Unity Mixers, Luc Rigaux and Patrick Samoy remixed Rozlyne
Clarke's hits, such as Eddy Steady Go. The singles were released under ARS
They created the eurodance projects Apotheosis and Paradisio (Bailando sold more than 1 million copies) and the acts Rozway, 4 X Sky Juice, Display,
The Eliminator, Ex-Plain, Goal, Hyper Space, Isy Brown, Linnsky, Mastermixers
Unity, MC Jack & Sister J, Pump Up To Rhythm, Rozway, Up Side.
They were behind the French Dance Computer compilations series, and they
also remixed (and sometimes also produced) many artists such as Technotronic,
P. Lion, Confetti's, Gibson Brothers, Break Machine, Corona, Latino Party,
Santa Esmeralda, Natural Born Deejays, Benny B, Twenty 4 Seven...
France (singles charts)
Eddy Steady Go #8
Dancing Is Like Making Love #17
Eddy Steady Go '93 #6
Dancin' Is Like Makin Love '93 #13
France (club charts)
Eddy Steady Go #1
Dancin' Is Like Making Love #2
The Wizard Of Roz #26
Eddy Steady Go '93 #4
Dancin' Is Like Makin Love 93 #8
Take My Hand (Summer 1995) #17
Knockin' Me Out (Autumn 1995) #20
I Need You (Beginning of 1997) #20
Ecoute Bien Ces Mots #4
Quel Tempérament De Feu #17