Oct 2022: Josephine: Rest in peace my dear friend Josephine Melville xxxxx
Sept 2022: Rest at last our wonderful Queen
Many thanks for your Birthday messages. - Thank you very much for all the cards, gifts, messages and Social media posts for my recent 'big' day. It is so much appreciated. I’m currently recording my new album for Acid Jazz Records!! Dee x
I popped into TWR Radio to discuss the progress of my next album on the Acid Jazz label. Look out for it!
On 20th August, I joined the Soul, Rhythm and Blues podcast for an hour and had a wonderful time with Pete, Matt and John. What a laugh we had. Please have a listen when you can.
I am delighted to announce that I have signed a recording contract with the wonderful Acid Jazz Records. I will be writing songs over the next few months and am so looking forward to this new venture. Details to follow.
Can you believe it has been 35 years since See The Day was released. It charted at number 90 in early November and would peak at number 3 the week before the Christmas chart, remaining in the top 10 for the rest of 1985, selling over 250,000 copies.
6th December 1985, a crazy 35 years ago, my single See The Day climbed into the Top 3 and was a potential for the Christmas number 1.
I recorded a little message for Facebook here and I promise there will be a lot more news soon! Looking forward to 2021 and thank you all for the continued comments, emails and messages. Dee x
Chart Progress to number 3 in Dec 1985
2nd Nov - Charted at Number 90
9th Nov- Climbed 39 places to Number 51
16th Nov - Climbed 13 places to Number 38
23rd Nov - Climbed 20 places to Number 18
30th Nov - Climbed 14 places to Number 4
7th Dec- Climbed 1 place to Number 3
14th Dec - Stayed at Number 3
21st Dec - Dropped 3 places to Number 6
28th Dec - Dropped 4 places to Number 10
4th Jan 1986 - Stayed at Number 10
SEE THE DAY promotional video is available on MTV
Many thanks for all your wonderful posts, comments and messages over the last few days by email and on Facebook. For those who have seen it, did you enjoy the documentary? & what about THAT finale we all managed to keep a secret What a wonderful time we had. This photo has just been released by the team x
Seeing the Long Hot Summers documentary was so emotional. We had a screening in London recently and I kept poking Mick and he kept poking me. It just made me think, my god, where did that all go?
I said to Steve later, what we’ve got to do as soon as we’re allowed to hang out together is do a little screening, just for the band. I’ll do the nibbles and I’ll get Steve and Paul and Mick and a couple of family members, and we’ll just have to watch it again together. Because it just has to be done. We had such a great life. I’d forgotten what a great life we had, and the amount of brilliant things we did.
Saturday 31st October at 9pm. Let me know on my Facebook page what you think of the documentary.
Our gorgeous girl's birthday Dinner, September 2020 xx
Wow, Solar Radio my 3rd and final appearance - It was such a pleasure to do all 3 shows - Please tune in live via the app and listen in weekly to Lisa. Love & Best wishes, Dee xx
Wow, what a response to Solar Radio Part 1 last week. Thank you guys so much. Well after another week in LA I was invited back onto LISA I’ANSON Solar Radio show!! It was such a laugh.... and of course amazing to hang out with the girls again and play some top top music. Just listening back to the last 30 and where else can you get Guru,Slam Slam, Young Disciples, Galliano, Mother Earth and my Leah all within 30 minutes. Some good, good memories were added in there too so please have a listen on Mixcloud when you can and shoutout ontheir page. SOLAR RADIO, tune into Lisa live via the app. Love & Best wishes, Dee xx
Whilst over in LA, I had a fantastic time hanging with my amazing friend Lisa I'Anson. I sat in on her 2 hour show for the brilliant SOLAR RADIO, talking about my career, playing some of my favourite songs and touching on my plans for 2020.
Please have a listen via Mixcloud and shout out to Lisa via her Solar Radio and Facebook pages weekly. Love, Dee x
HAPPY NEW YEAR and best wishes for 2020.
Hey friends, it's been too long again!
I want to start by thanking all of you that sent messages after the sad news about George. Although we hadn't been in touch for a while, his death touched me deeply and made me think of how young and innocent we all were when we were doing PA's around the country in a crappy old van. Sheer talent and hard work got George to the top, where he'll stay (For those that question why I didn't do any interviews - I refused).
I've just came back from another great writing session with Arden Hart and I'm really pleased with three new tunes, one a big slow ballad. If any of you were at any of my last gigs, you might remember "Mountains," another slow one, but much more sultry and sexy! I'm so excited and can't wait to start recording again.
And gigs? I want to!
The closer I get to having a new album, the more "interesting" the news I'll have to post. Until then, sending out love, peace health and happiness vibes..................xxxxx
I attended The Family Silver gig at Under The Bridge in Sept 2016 and it was lovely to surprise Steve White.
On 11th Oct 2009 Dee played a memorable gig at Dingwalls in Camden before she played The Pheasantry in Chelsea again on March 5th 2011.
In 2008, Dee had a singing role in the British short movie, The Town That Boars Me, which also starred her son Natt Weller. On 31 May 2009, Lee joined ex-Level 42 musicians Mike Lindup and Phil Gould to play a comeback gig with a collective called Favoured Nations. The gig took place at Ginglik, Shepherd's Bush, London.
In September 2007 Dee performed her hit See The Day on ITV1's Loose Women show.
In 2006, Dee played the part of a pop star in the comedy film Rabbit Fever.
In 1993, Lee later collaborated with Gang Starr frontman, Guru, on a single from his solo project Jazzmatazz called No Time to Play, which also featured Ronny Jordan. She met Guru after
he heard Slam Slam and wanted to work with her. He did a re-mix of Free Your Feelings and in 1993 asked her to perform on the Jazzmatazz Vol.1 album. No Time to Play featuring
Dee C Lee was the first single from the album and reached no.25 in the UK. The subsequent tour of the UK, Europe and Japan saw her working with legends Roy Ayres, Courtney Pine and Donald Byrd.
Later in the 1990s, Lee released two further solo albums: Things Will Be Sweeter (1994) and Smiles (1998). A 12-inch, New Reality Vibe, was released on the Mo Wax
label, while Dee was recording the Things Will Be Sweeter album. Dee also sang on Jamiroquai's Return of the Space Cowboy album at Jay's request and she sang on the Jazzmatazz
album Voume 2: The New Reality hosted by Guru. She also travelled to Japan
to promote the Things Will Be Sweeter album.
Between 1989 and 1991, Lee teamed up with Robert Howard of The Blow Monkeys to form the recording act Slam Slam. They achieved a number of UK club hits, including Move (Dance All Night) and Free Your Feelings, the latter produced by The Young Disciples. These tracks were club hits in the US as well as the UK.
Throughout the rest of the 1980's, Lee (by then married to Style Council frontman Paul Weller) continued to work with the band on their albums Home and Abroad (1986), The Cost of Loving (1987), Confessions of a Pop Group (1988) and Modernism: A New Decade (1989).