At school, [a=Alison Clarkson] trained to be a sound engineer. Prior to her number 7 UK hit "Hey DJ I Can't Dance (To That Music You're Playing)" with [a=Beatmasters], she was a vocalist for [a=She Rockers] and Hit 'N' Run. Her (mostly self-produced) debut solo album, "Boomania", spawned two further top ten hits. Boo won the 1991 Brit Award for Best Pop Artist and signed to [l=WEA International Inc.]. But this second, major label, album was not a sales success, and a world tour was cancelled when it was revealed she was lip-synching her live vocals. [a=Alison Clarkson] returned to the industry in 1997 as a songwriter. She co-wrote "Pure and Simple" for [a=Hear'Say] - the fastest selling single in the history of the UK charts, and has also written for [a=Girls Aloud].