ABOUT

PRECIOUS WILSON has been astonishing audiences with her performance worldwide for many hit making years, with her gorgeous soulful voice and her dynamic personal presence.

She started her singing career as lead singer with a band called ERUPTION. Eruption covered The Anne Peebles classic ” I CAN”T STAND THE RAIN”, which was a gigantic international hit. This was soon to be followed by “ONE WAY TICKET”, which had similar success and was in the UK charts for 10 weeks. Other popular recording includes “RAISING MY FAMILY” and “CRY TO ME”.

Finally, Precious went solo and made several hugely successful albums in Europe, including the albums “WE ARE ON THE RACE TRACK” and “ALL COLOURED IN LOVE”.

Precious has had her own BBC TV special in the UK called “THE VOCAL TOUCH”. As well as having the talent for a variety of television and stage work she astounded theatre land with the hit musical “BLUES IN THE NIGHT” Other performances include shows in Monte Carlo, numerous concert tours and TV work in both Eastern Europe including the Kremlin, and continental Europe. She has participated in a Royal Variety Show in the presence of HRH QUEEN ELIZABETH of the United Kingdom, and a member of the SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY.

Her single entitled “I’LL BE YOUR FRIEND” on Jive Records, underlines her appeal on the dance soul circuit. It reached the Top 40 in the Billboard R&B Charts.

She followed her success with the title track to the blockbuster movie starring MICHEAL DOUGLAS, KATHLEEN TURNER and DANNY De VITO, entitled: “THE JEWEL OF THE NILE” written by the team of Britten and Lyle who wrote Tina Turner’s smash hit “What’s Love Got TO Do”.

Precious has toured the USSR on the invitation of the Soviet Ministry of Cultural; a 55 date concert tour was arranged in six Soviet Republics performing with her own band to full capacity audiences at each venue. She was the first black UK based female artiste to have undertaken such an extensive tour in the then USSR. Precious proved to be an energetic and enigmatic performer.

Over the years she has made occasional guest vocalist or session appearances with artists such as Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Elton John, James Brown, BoneyM, Michael Bolton and Little Richard.

Precious has appeared as a guest vocalist on the album of the Techno Eccentrics “MESSIAH” has. Together, they achieved a Top 20 single hit in the UK, with their version of Donna Summers “I FEEL LOVE”. Precious also co-wrote her second track on the “MESSIAH” album called “PEACE and TRANQUILLITY”.

PRECIOUS WILSON woes her audience, with her gorgeous soulful voice and her dynamic personal presence, her vocal style is both sensual and exciting, she is currently working on diverse and dynamic material for her co-written forth-coming album.

ERUPTION

Eruption formed: 1974 in London
Genre: R&B, Pop, Disco
Active: ‘70s, ‘80s
Original members of Eruption:
Precious Wilson (Lead Singer 1974-79)
Leslie Johnson (lead singer 1974-75)
Greg Perrineau (Guitar)
Morgan Perrineau (bass)
Horacio Mckoy (Keyboards)
Gerry Williams(Keyboards)
Eric Kingsley (drums)
Additional Singers:
Kim Davis (Lead Singer 1980)
Jane Jochen (Lead Singer 1980-85)

BIOGRAPHY

Eruption was formed in 1974 in London by vocalist Precious Wilson, Lead Guitarist Greg Perrineau, Bassist Morgan Perrineau, Keyboardist Gerry Williams, and Drummer Eric Kingsley.

Wilson was born in Jamaica and she moved with her family to Great Britain at the age of seven. The other members of the band came from different parts of the Caribbean and Africa.

In 1975, their winning of an RCA soul search contest in England brought them a record deal and their first single “let me take your back in time” (1976) figured prominently in the soul charts.

In 1977, Boney M.’s producer Frank Farian was introduced to Eruption by his talent scout Hans-Jorg Mayer, who then took them under his wing and signed the group to Germany-based Hansa records. Their 1978 cover of “I can’t stand the rain” was a big hit internationally; reaching number five in Britain and number 18 in the U.S. (it was a U.S. top 40 entry). The success was sealed with “One way ticket,” which went to number nine in the U.K. the following year.

Precious Wilson left the group in 1979 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by singer Kim Davis. The group went on to recorded their third album fight fight fight. Shortly after, tragedy hit when Kim Davis was killed in a car accident. The band decided to continue and singer Jane Jochen stepped in.  A new recording, a cover of Del Shannon’s “runaway” was released in December 1980 and peaked at #21 in the German Charts.

After a compilation album in the spring of 1981 and the single release of “you (you are my soul)” from fight fight fight, the band signed to Ralph Siegel’s Jupiter Records.

Eruption featuring Jane Jochen. 1981 single “in a 1000 years”

After the final single “Where do I begin” from the album “Our way” in 1985, the group disbanded and the rest of the group went their separate ways in the mid-’80s.

In 1994 Farian released the CD ‘Eruption Gold’ which actually only featured seven Eruption titles (all were remixed), all other 13 tracks were all precious wilson solo tracks, from her solo albums.

Precious Wilson is the official and legal owner of the trade mark Eruption. She is the only member of the original line-up, who is still active.

Though successful as a solo artist, Precious also tours under the name Eruption with her new group, as well as promoting her solo and projects.

The Precious Wilson & Eruption Discography

Discography Precious Wilson – Solo:

1979 Hold On I’m Coming

1979 Cry To Me

1980 Funky Dancer

We Are On The Race Track (Album) 1980

1. We Are On The Race Track
2. Cry To Me
3. Stop Running
4. Stay By My Side
5. You Ain’t Got Love
6. If I Loved You Less
7. Together Forever
8. Mr Pilot Man
9. Funky Dancer
10. Killing Me Softly

1980

I Need You You’re A Strong Man

All Coloured In Love ( Album) / Red Light (LP) 1982

1. Red Light
2. I Don’t Know
3. Why Don’t I Run Away
4. Kisuaheli
5. You Haven’t Heard the Last of Me
6. Raising My Family
7. All Coloured In Love
8. The Night The Music Died
9. Video
10. Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday
11. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
12. I Need You

Funky Fingers (Album) 1983

River Deep Mountain 1984

I’ll Be Your Friend Jive 1985

Precious Wilson (Album) Jive 1986

1. I’ll Be Your Friend
2. Love Can’t Wait
3. She Don’t Really Wanna Know
4. The Letter
5. Nice Girls Don’t Last
6. State Of Relations
7. The Jewel Of The Nile
8. New Moon In The Summer
9. Don’t Take It Away

1987 Only The Strong Survive (Stock, Atkin & Waterman Production)

1990 I May Be Right 4 U

Precious Wilson also appears on:

1978 Supermax (Album) Fly With Me

1979 Boney M – Oceans Of Fantasy / Let It All Be Music

1985 The Jewel Of The Nile (Music from The 20th Century Fox Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1986 Charity Album: The Anti-Heroin Project – It’s A Live-In World

1989 Cliff Richard – “The Kendrick Collection” Album

1992 Spacer

1992 21st Century Jesus – (Featured Vocal with Messiah) Peace And Tranquillity

1993 Elton John – “Duets for One” (Album)

MOVIE:

Eruption and Boney M were both featured in the 1979 German movie “Disco Fever”
Discography Eruption:

1977 Eruption Album

”I Can’t Stand The Rain” Lead Vocals Precious Wilso

”Movin’” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson

”I’ll Take You There” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson

”Computer Love” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson

”The Way We Were” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson

”Do You Know What It Feels Like”

”Be Yourself”

”I Can’t Carry On” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson

”Wayward Love” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson

”Party, Party…” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson

1978 Leave a Light Album

1.”Leave A Light (I’ll Keep A Light In My Window)” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
2.”Sweet Side” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
3.”Up And Away” Vocals Lead Precious Wilson
4.”Left Me In The Rain” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
5.”Valley Of The Dolls” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
6.”One Way Ticket” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
7.”Hey There Lonely Girl”
8.”No Good Searching”
9.”Fire Is Gone” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson

1980 Fight Fight Fight

1983 Our Way

1994 Gold 20 Superhits

1.”I Can’t Stand The Rain” (Remix ‘94)
2.”One Way Ticket” (Remix ‘94)
3.”Cry To Me” – Precious Wilson
4.”We Are On The Race Track” – Precious Wilson
5.”Valley Of The Dolls”
6.”Hold On I’m Coming” – Precious Wilson
7.”Go Johnnie Go”
8.”Raising To My Family” – Precious Wilson
9.”I Don’t Know” – Precious Wilson
10.”Leave A Light” Vocals Precious Wilson
11.”The Way We Were” Vocals Precious Wilson
12.”Funky Fingers (Medley)” – Precious Wilson
13.”Stay By My Side” – Precious Wilson
14.”If I Loved You Less” – Precious Wilson
15.”All Coloured In Love” – Precious Wilson
16.”Mr. Pilot Man” – Precious Wilson
17.”Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday” – Precious Wilson
18.”Party, Party…” Vocals Precious Wilson
19.”The Night The Music Died” – Precious Wilson
20.”Together Forever” – Precious Wilson

•1995 I Can’t Stand The Rain Album

1.”I Can’t Stand The Rain” Vocals Precious Wilson
2.”Runaway”
3.”Go Johnnie Go”
4.”We Gotta Talk About It”
5.”Leave A Light” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
6.”Good Good Feeling”
7.”One Way Ticket” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
8.”Be Yourself”
9.”Party, Party…” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
10.”Stand Up And Sing Hallellujah”
11.”It’s Alright”
12.”Hey There Lonely Girl”
13.”Computer Love” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
14.”Left Me In The Rain” Lead vocals Precious Wilson and E. Kingsley
15.”Fire Is Gone” Lead Vocals Precious Wilson
16.”Come Back To Me”

SINGLES:

•”Let Me Take You Back In Time” (1976) Vocals Precious Wilson and (Lindel) Leslie Johnson.
•”I Can’t Stand The Rain” / “Be Yourself” (1977)
•”Party Party” (1978)
•”Leave A Light” (1978)
•”One Way Ticket” / “Left Me In The Rain” (1979)
•”Sweet Side” (1979)
•”Go Johnnie Go” / “Call My Name” (1980)
•”Runaway” / “Good Good Feeling” (1980)
•”You (You Are My Soul)” (1981)
•”Up And Away” (1982)
•”In A Thousand Years” / “We Don’t Need Nobody” (1983)
•”I Can’t Help Myself” / “It’s The Same Old Song” (1983)
•”Joy To The World” / “Time” (1983)
•”Where Do I Begin” (1984)
•”I Can’t Stand The Rain ‘88” (1988)
•”One Way Ticket ‘94”