Alison Moyet delivers stunning tribute to George Michael

Alison Moyet has paid tribute to George Michael performing his song Jesus to a Child on BBC Radio 2.

Appearing on Jo Wiley’s program yesterday evening the singer performed a tune from her forthcoming album and one of her own classics, alongside on of George Michael’s signature tunes.

Moyet performed her stunning new single Reassuring Pinches, which is lifted from her forthcoming album Other. The album, which is out on 16 June, has been getting rave reviews.

The album sees Moyet re-teaming with producer Guy Sigsworth, who has previously worked with Madonna, Bjork and Imogen Heap.


Michael, who was found dead in his home on Christmas Day, originally wrote Jesus as a Child as a tribute to his boyfriend Anselmo Feleppa. Feleppa, a Brazilian fashion designer, passed away from an AIDS related illness in 1993.

After the singer passed away it was revealed that Michael had donated all the proceeds from the song to British charity Childline.

Chatting to Jo Wiley, Moyet said she wasn’t close friends with George Michael, but she they used to bump into each other regularly, and at one point she was line up to sing some backing vocals for a project of his.

“He was just such a kind and unpretentious person.” Moyet said.

Moyet, who like George Michael, is one of the artists who played the legendary Live Aid concert in 1985.

She first came to prominence as one half of electronic duo Yazoo, before launching a successful solo career with her debut album Alf. Other will be Moyet’s ninth solo album.

Moyet will be touring Australia later this year as part of her three month long world tour. She’ll play the Riverside Theatre on 4 October.

The last time the singer played live in Australia was in 1987, she recently told the ABC’s Red Symons that she was looking forward to showing Australian audiences what she’s learned over the last 30 years.

You can listen to Wiley’s whole show on the BBC website, fast forward to the second hour to hear Moyet’s appearance.  

Graeme Watson, Image: Tom Martin


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