b. Sydney, Australia. The daughter of a Scottish father and Australian mother, Wilson’s family were all involved in music. Indeed her mother had her own Australian television series and had also appeared in several films. After leaving school Wilson came to the UK to further her ambitions to become a professional singer-songwriter. Her first regular employment came as the female lead opposite Cliff Richard in the West End musical, Time. She left the show, however, to concentrate on a recording career. Peter Reichhardt of EMI Records’ publishing division was the first to spot her talent, seeing in her a similar mainstream appeal to that of Celine Dion. Mercury Records then offered her a recording contract and released her first single, ‘Anything You Want’, at the end of 1995. It reached number 42 in the UK charts. Written with American writer Arnie Roman, her second single was the haunting ballad ‘Falling’, released in March 1996. It was recorded in America with Ric Wake, previously a collaborator with Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.