Friday, May 2, 2008
Starleana was a member of the band, Symphonic Express and while touring with the group, she and Curt (who was a member of the band) were asked by producer Steve Washington to join his funk music band, Slave in 1977.
Since Slave was such a large group, Washington created another group called Aurra in 1980 and asked Starleana & Curt to be in it.
Aurra scored some moderately successful R&B hits including their only Billboard Hot 100 chart appearance, "Make Up Your Mind." They released four albums on Salsoul Records and then took a break. During the break, Starleana released her first solo single, "Heartbreaker" under her full name in 1983.
The duo later moved to Next Plateau\Ten Records and released their last album as Aurra in 1985. Due to legal battles over their group name with Steve Washington, Curt and Starleana renamed themselves Deja.
To see the music video for "You and Me Tonight," go to:
To see the music video for "Serious," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "That's Where You'll Find Me," go to:
To see the music video for "Made to Be Together," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Going Crazy," go to:
[updated on 08\08\12]