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 Heather Haywood Heather Haywood
current member of The Cool Notes a mid-1980s group who had a string of chart hits in the UK between 1983 and 1991

19/11/2017 5PM | GUEST | DJ Sly


Heather Haywood current member of The Cool Notes a mid-1980s group who had a string of chart hits in the UK between 1983 and 1991 The band, who formed in South London, consisted of seven members of both vocal and instrumental talent.


 


They are best known for their UK number 11 hit, ‘Spend The Night’. Heather started her musical journey in lovers Rock reggae band with hits namely, The Cool Notes with reggae hits ‘My Tune’, 'I Will Always Love You’ , ‘ I've Got To Let Him Know’ , ‘It’s Not Unusual’ (a cover of the Tom Jones hit) ‘Meant To Be' and many more. The Cool Notes own creative style of fusing Reggae with Soul music, something the reggae audience at that time did not appreciate but ironically would today recognise as The Cool Notes lovers rock reggae Classics. They first worked together as a Lovers Rock Reggae Band during the mid -'70s the band consisted of 3 female vocalist Audrey, Valerie and Laurain.


 


Heather Haywood became a part of the outfit in the latter stages as two of the female singer left . It was in 1983 that the band took up a natural change and became a Soul music group. They first made an impression on the UK Soul music scene with a number 1 summer smash hit 'You're Never Too Young' which also went Top 50 to No. 42. in August 1984. Then followed 'I forgot' Top 75 at No. 63 (1984) 'Spend The Night' just missing the Top10 at No.11 (1985). 'In Your Car' also Top 20 at No.13 (1985) - Both Spend The Night & In Your Car enjoyed huge European success. 'Have a Good Forever' which was also the title track of The Cool-Notes first Soul music Album entered Top 75 (1985). 'Into The Motion' Top 75 (1986) followed by 'Girls Night Out' and 'Momentary Vision' (1986). Heather and the band Worked and supported bands such as GAP band SOS band. Rose Royce. Atlantic Starr. And worked alongside The late Whitney Houston and many other legendary musicians and singers.


 


Heather Left the band in 1988 and signed a deal with Polydor Records 1989. On their Urban sister label First song to be released. "Bad Attitude". Which was a big club hit. The "just what you deserve" Djs favourite and "I want to satisfy you" another club hit. Heather left the label after 3 years.


 


Recorded with independent label 1990 Heather worked with MBeat on a version of Anita Bakers "Sweet Love" as a drum and bass (junglist) track. Heather toured eastern euro with General Levy and more. She is also featured on various compilations. Heather, has had Success in the USA with her 2 singles "He'z my baby" and "Everyday" on KHP Records North Carolina. The tracks were big Beach music hits Heather still works with the recording company in the US and is looking forward to her new single due out later in 2016.


 


Heather has worked on various musical projects that have had varied success, nonetheless she is a true entertainer/singer/writer, she has stayed true to her profession from the age of 14yrs to now in her legendary status. She rejoined the Cool Notes and toured in 1996 to 2006. And still touring and working with the band who are due to put out a new album later in 2018


 


Heather has been working with a French Recording company Candence Records and has just had a solo release on 14 October. The songs I titled Party Tonight and Give it up. A double A sided record. Heather has been working with Producer NickeeB from Lyon, France on this release. A further single due to be released in January 2018. Heather has various projects in the bag at this present time and is looking forward to a great 2018.

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