Friday, June 11, 2010

Tiggi Clay

Tiggi Clay were a New Wave\R&B trio from the 80's that consisted of members Debravon Lewis (also known as "Fizzy Qwick"), William "Billy" Peaches (born Hilary Leon Thompson) and Romeo "Breath" McCall (born DeWayne Sweet).

In 1983, Tiggi Clay signed to Motown Records' newly-formed rock subsidiary, Morocco Records.
In 1984, Tiggi Clay released their self-titled debut album. The album cover showed the trio in only a silhouette, possibly to create a mystique or to conceal their racial identity.

It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
Their first single "Flashes" peaked at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their only chart appearance on the Billboard charts.
Their follow-up single "The Winner Gets the Heart" was released, but it's unknown how or if the single ever charted at all.

Despite positive reviews from trade publications including Billboard, the album wasn't successful. After that, the Morocco Records label shut down and it seemed that Tiggi Clay faded out of sight.

Fizzy Qwick went on to become a singer\songwriter, releasing her solo album two years after Morocco Records shut down. Her bandmates, Peaches and McCall co-produced the album.

In 1989, Peaches and McCall produced the song, "Trade Dreams" for Michael Jeffries' self-titled album. McCall appeared on Bobby Brown's "Don't Be Cruel" album, playing drums and keyboards on two songs.

These days, nothing much has been heard from Peaches or McCall.

To see the music video for "Flashes," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlFMSJ6zk1w

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