Born in London, Linda Carriere joined the group Loose Ends in 1990. With them she recorded an album and their single ‘Don’t Be A Fool’ entered the American Top 10. In 1992 she started a solo carreer and moved to Germany. She wrote songs for Randy Crawford and opened shows for Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Elton John and Celine Dion. She wrote and sung lead and backing vocals for various bands (including her own, Linda Carriere’s Reality Check) and recorded for various artists e.g. Simon Collins, the son of Phil Collins, Xavier Naidoo, Sabrina Setlur, Laith Al Deen, Xavier Naidoo and Glashaus.
In 1993, she recorded a cover version of Running Up That Hill together with the anonymous dance act Sweep.
Her single ‘Hold Me Now’ was used as title-song for the movie ‘Der Kalte Finger’. ‘How Can We Hang On To A Dream’ (a cover of a Tim Hardin song) was on the motion soundtrack of the movie ‘Frau2 sucht HappyEnd’.
Her first album ‘She Said’ (2002) was produced by Moses Felham and Martin Haas. It was released under the label 3P. In 2002 she competed with her song ‘Higher Ground’ at the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest in Germany, but was not selected.
- Linda Carriere. Discogs.com, retrieved 26 August 2018.