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Opus III   (UK)

EuroDance group
Added : 12/07/2007
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Mind Fruit
Guru Mother
It's A Fine Day
I Talk To The Wind
Evolution Rush
Hand In Hand (Looking For Sweet Inspiration)
When You Made The Mountain
Another Fine Day
91 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Latest Opus III news

11/07/2011 : Kirsty Hawkshaw and Kinky Roland released a reloaded version of Opus III's Fine Day on July 8th 2011.

18/01/2011 : Kirsty Hawkshaw (Opus III) released a new single called Elusive. It is currently climbing up DMC charts. (Thanks to Tavi Meran)

21/08/2010 : Kirsty Hawkshaw (Opus III) takes a little break, because she is pregnant. (Thanks to Tavi Meran)

18/11/2009 : Kirsty Hawkshaw (former Opus III vocalist) released 2 new tracks. The first one is an Independant ambient compilation entitled Ice Elation, and the second one is called Out Full album (Thanks to Tavi Meran)

02/06/2009 : Kirsty Hawkshaw (former Opus III vocalist) completed recording her new single Face 2 Face. It will be released on July (thanks to eurodance blog)

27/06/2008 : New from Kirsty Hawkshaw (former Opus III vocalist) : the single Invisible, a collaboration with Tenishia (thanks to DanceArtistInfo).

07/02/2008 : Kirsty Hawkshaw, former Opus III vocalist, will release a new album entitled Ice Castle. The style is ambient and will be available on Magnatune (thanks to Tavi Meran).

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Opus III albums

Mind Fruit Mind Fruit 28th Jul 1992
Guru Mother Guru Mother 1994

 

Opus III singles

It's A Fine Day It's A Fine Day 1992  
I Talk To The Wind I Talk To The Wind 1992  
Evolution Rush Evolution Rush Promo only 1992  
Hand In Hand (Looking For Sweet Inspiration) Hand In Hand (Looking For Sweet Inspiration) 1993  
When You Made The Mountain When You Made The Mountain 1994  
Another Fine Day Another Fine Day 2002  

 

 



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Opus III biography

Label : PWL International. Licensed in the US under East West.

Opus III had major success on the UK singles charts and on the U.S. Dance chart. The group consisted of vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw and producers/musicians Kevin Dobbs, Ian Munro and Nigel Walton. They promoted a strong environmental message.

Their debut album Mind Fruit produced the ambient track It's A Fine Day, a cover of a 1983 single by Jane & Barton, which topped the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1992 and reached number five on the UK singles chart.

The song, now considered a house music classic, was sampled by Orbital on their 1993 track, Halcyon + On + On. Norwegian artist Erlend Øye also covered the song on his album that was part of the DJ-Kicks series). Kirsty, impressed with the Orbital track, returned the favor by appearing in the video for Halycon + On + On playing a daydreaming housewife.

The other single release from Mind Fruit, was I Talk To The Wind. This was not a big chart success in the UK, only reaching #52.

Opus III's second album Guru Mother, with its oniric cover reminding of Chagall, surfaced in 1994 and produced another #1 dance song When You Made the Mountain. Opus III performed it at the French concert Dance Machine 3, together with their first hit single It's a Fine Day. Kirsty was not bald anymore, but short-haired. A third dance chart entry, Hand in Hand (Looking for Sweet Inspiration) hit #14.

In 1994 too, Kirsty visited Drum Club's tribal album Drums Are Dangerous and Solar Quest's album Orgship.

The group split up after their second album. Kirsty Hawkshaw is still a major presence in dance music, lending her ethereal vocals to a number of electronic and dance music artists and tracks, working with BT, Delerium, the Silent Poets, Mr Sam, Lange pres. Firewall, and DJ Tiesto.

1997 : Kirsty released a downtempo solo-single entitled Sci-Clone.

1998 : Kirsty kept on with her solo carreer, releasing Leafy Lane. The same year came her first solo album O<U>T. Miss Jane (David Carlotti and Carmine Sorrentino) did a cover of It's A Fine Day. Their remake was based on samples of Kirsty's vocals from the 1992 version.

1999 : Kirsty was featured on Technique's single You + Me.

2000 : Kirsty appeared on BT's new single Dreaming, on Mike Koglin's A New Day and Swayzak - State Of Grace. She also contributed to Delirium's album Poem and to Visions, an ablum track of Ian Pooley.

2001 : Kirsty was featured by Tiësto on his single Urban Train.

In 2002 Kirsty released a remixed Fine Day under her own name. She contributed to Tiësto's album In My Memory, and to Way Out West's single Stealth.

2004 : Kirsty's kept on collaborating with Tiësto, appearing on his next single Just Be.

2005 : Kirsty released a solo-single entitled Reach For Me. She contributed to Fragma's single Radio Waves.

2007 : Kirsty's recorded a new track : Split.

2008 : Kirsty will release a new album entitled Ice Castle. The style is ambient and will be available on Magnatune. In Jne, she released the single Invisible, a collaboration with Tenishia

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Opus III biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018



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