b. Nicolle Marcella Burt, 16 February 1974, Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica, West Indies. Burt nurtured her vocal skills in her formative years and at the age of 12 she represented her school in a seminary folk group. She also sang in church and in her teens joined a local band that performed as Fresh. Despite the line-up's young age they secured a regular booking at the local Fern Club. On completing her education Burt broadened her horizons and ventured to the north coast where she consolidated her vocal style performing standard "band-by-the-pool" music. Her initial position was as lead singer with the Peter Fraser band who performed at several hotels in Ocho Rios. In 1990, she joined the Fifth Extension Band where she met the lead singer Michael Johnson who was later known as Mikey Spice. While Spice concentrated on his solo career they sustained a working relationship, which resulted in him recruiting Burt to perform backing vocals on a number of his recording sessions. In 1996, she temporarily relinquished backing vocals when she recorded the duet, "Finally Made It", that featured on the release of Spice's Born Again. Spice formed the Ingredients label and in his role of a producer he released a series of low-key hits with Burt, including "Nobody Loves Me", "I Don't Know" and "Lover's Plane". By the late 90s Burt finally enjoyed success with the release of "To Sir With Love". In addition to promoting her solo career she also supported artists such as, Nadine Sutherland, Everton Blender and Black Uhuru.
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