Written for Kurrent Music
Published July 31st 2017
We often hear stories of artists slipping down the slippery slopes of addictions or other hardship after their brush with fame, but I thought it was time to share a successful story with you ‘cos not everyone has trouble finding their way once fame decreased.
In the 90s UK girl group Eternal were one of the most successful pop-r&b groups around. Together with artists like All Saints, MN8, Mark Morrison, Beverley Knight, Ultimate Kaos, Damage and Another Level, they represented a globally successful run of UK soul music. It looked like the UK was the place to be for a great combination of mainstream pop with r&b influences.
Kéllé Bryan was one of the first members to join the group. Eternal had hits with songs like “Stay”, “Power of a Woman”, “I Wanna Be The Only One” (with BeBe Winans) and “Oh Baby I”. After Louise’s departure, Kéllé was the second one to leave the group after she was asked to leave via fax. Ouch! I guess that explains why there’s never been any talk about a reunion like there has been with most of the other groups mentioned above.