Began dancing at the age of two and worked as a child in television. She attended a local dancing school, training in Amercan tap and jazz then went on to attend the Royal Ballet School. She appeared as a child as 'Velma', the solo dancer, in Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone, and inspired by the music of Paul Williams and the Soul and Pop Music of the 70's began a musical theatre involvement whilst performing as a solo artist and continuing acting and television work.
She has appeared as the receptionist in BBC's Casualty, and her first album entitled Vivienne Mckone was produced by American producer Stuart Levine (Crusaders, Randy Crawford, Simply Red). Her next album, entitled Souled Live, was recorded live in London in 1997. Her music, a pop-soul mix has been recognised and given a place on such albums such as the Jazz FM album Spririt of the Street - The Very Best of Inner City Cool alongside artists such as The Brand New Heavies, D'Angelo and Jamiroquoi.
She has also been approached to be the solo support act for American jazz artist Al Jarreau in May 2000. In 2001 she enjoyed playing to a packed out house at the Jazz Cafe, and the Scala supporting the legendary Omar and is currently putting together another studio album.
Vivienne's song "Everything's Gonna Be Alright",
is now available on:
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Also available on Beatport, Juno, Dance Tunes www.dance-tunes.com, Deezer, 7Digital, Spotify, and Google Music.
She is currently putting together another studio album.
2012 The Secret Life of Us
2009 Soul Lounge Vol 6
2000 Spirit Of The Street: The Very Best Of Inner City Cool
1997 Souled Live
1996 Gota And The Heart Of Gold
1995 Kool Revolution
1992 Vivienne Mckone
1983 The Boy Who Won The Pools
Vivienne also has two Royal Command Performances to her credit.
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