English backing vocalist, Claudia Fontaine, Died at 57


Claudia Fontaine was born on August 26, 1960, and died on March 13, 2018.

She was an English backing vocalist from Peckham London, England.

She has sung with artists such as Betty Boo, Dusty Springfield, Claudia Br├╝cken, Julia Fordham, Marilyn, and the bands Pink Floyd and The Beatmasters.

She is also a recurring vocalist for Incognito.

During the 1980s, she and fellow backing vocalist Caron Wheeler (and later, third member Naomi Thompson) were collectively known as Afrodiziak.

Claudia Fontaine made an appearance in Wheeler’s video “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” with Soul II Soul.

Claudia Fontaine also performed with such artists as The Jam, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Madness, Neneh Cherry, The Specials, Heaven 17, Hothouse Flowers and Howard Jones.

She sang background vocals on the hit single “Free Nelson Mandela” by The Special AKA.

She was the lead vocalist on The Beatmasters’ 1989 hit single “Warm Love”, which is included on their debut album Anywayawanna.

Claudia Fontaine also sang lead vocals on the song “Deeper Into Harmony” on The Beatmasters’ 1992 album Life & Soul.

Claudia Fontaine passed away at 57 years old.