b. England. This UK vocalist found success after winning a BBC television talent show hosted by David Essex. Already signed to a major label, Jap went on to win the finals of the show and was awarded a 30-minute television special. This gave him a chance to showcase the tracks from his debut album, which featured production work from Trevor Horn and Colin Thurston. Jap’s second single ‘Total Erasure’ just missed out on the charts as did two further releases. Although the exposure was there, the record buying public were not and Jap disappeared just as quickly as he appeared.