Haywoode

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Videos
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Getting Closer
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You'd Better Not Fool Around
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Look My Way
Bio

Haywoode (Sidney Haywoode, London) is an English female singer. She is best known for the 1986 UK Top 20 hit single, "Roses". She later also recorded under the name Sid Haywoode.

Haywoode trained from an early age at London's Corona Stage Academy.

Her career started with modeling, dancing and acting roles in British television shows like The Gentle Touch and was a regular as a Hill's Angel on The Benny Hill Show. She featured in movies including Ragtime and Superman.

Among singing, dancing and modelling roles in the West End theatre (Bubbling Brown Sugar), she joined Flick Colby's Zoo, as a professional dancer performing weekly on BBC One's Top of the Pops. She was approached a year later to record a demo by Sony CBS Records offering a deal.

Her debut single, "A Time Like This", reached the Top 5 in the US Hot Dance Club Play Chart, and established her distinctive brand of soulful funk/pop. Via a succession of singles – including some tracks produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, "You'd Better Not Fool Around" and "Getting Closer", later covered by Kylie Minogue. In July 1986 with the song "Roses" she hit the top 20 in the UK music charts.  Her debut album Arrival (released soon after "Roses") included Haywoode's cover version of Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover".

The Arrival album was being sold online (Amazon Japan) for $800 so in February 2010 Cherry Red's Cherry Pop label released a digitally-remastered Arrival – Special Edition, featuring seven bonus tracks and in-depth 'making of' article with four new interviews with those involved in its creation (producers Phil Harding and Bruce Nazarian, CBS Executive Steve Ripley and Haywoode).

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