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Teen Queen Grows Up

Teen Queen Grows Up

Who: Robyn Laou
Where: Fanny's
When: Friday May 28, 1999

FANS of pop music video shows may remember her from the all-female teen sensation GIRLFRIEND, but since then singer and actress ROBYN LOAU has diversified, into a more mature adult contemporary mould.

Loau, performing music from her debut album MALARIA at Fanny's this Friday night, has also landed roles in the Australian television drama series WILDSIDE, and acted in major motion pictures alongside BEN MENDELSOHN and JEREMY SIMMS in IDIOT BOX and with ERNIE DINGO in SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS. Her album presents another facet to Loau's persona, produced in Australia and London, with production help from electronica sophisticates JAMES AIKEN of EMF and SLY DIVA from APOLLO 440. Loau describes the sound as 'slightly urban with a Polynesian flavour' reflected in the Pacific Island log drums heard on ZIGGY. The album also features a haunting, see-sawing cello on SICK WITH LOVE, a ballad CRY, and an R&B tune GOT THAT KIND FEELIN' (FLOAT ON). There's also a track which sounds 'like a cross between NENEH CHERRY and THE BEATLES' called SONG FOR U, and dance floor stormer called PEOPLE. Loau uses the vehicle to drive her 'rebellious, energetic and youthful' persona, backing them up with a defiant statement on her arrival at the door to the pop kingdom.

'Growing up in a working class area, I guess I developed a fighting spirit,' Loau says.

'When people say No you can't do that" I'm the sort of person who goes out of their way to prove that I can, and so far I have.' TE

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