Through the realms of television, radio and theatre, Maggie Moone emerged as a
highly-accomplished singer and versatile entertainer who was a regular guest on
just about every major light entertainment TV show during the 1980's and 90's.
To name but a few:
Morecambe & Wise; Live From The Palladium; Mike Yarwood in Persons;
Des O'Connor Tonight; London Night Out; Live From The Piccadilly; Give Us A Clue; Blankety Blank; Jim Davidson; Max Boyce; Starburst; Summertime Special and
However, she became best well-known as the resident singer of Thames TV's
"Name That Tune" for four network series, hosted first by TOM O'CONNOR and then LIONEL BLAIR. She later joined funny man RUSS ABBOT in three BBC Series when she revealed her natural flair for comedy (first noticed when she played opposite
MIKE YARWOOD in a "Hart to Hart" take-off sketch during his ITV Series).
A highlight of Maggie's career was being nominated alongside MADONNA, WHAM!
and CLIFF RICHARD by the British public as the "UK‘s Most Popular Singer" in the
1986 TV Times' Annual Television Awards. She also recorded her own TV special for Grampian Television entitled "Maggie".
Since the age of 3, Maggie trained in tap, ballet and modern jazz dance and was a professional dancer before making her singing debut. She was discovered by mega-hit songwriters DON BLACK and GEOFF STEPHENS after winning "New Faces" when
she received maximum possible marks from Record Producer MICKIE MOST
(the 80's Simon Cowell!). Don and Geoff signed Maggie for the lead role of 'Pandora'
on their rock concept album "Dear Anyone" released by DJM Records.
She was voted Equal-First in A SONG FOR EUROPE 1980 with a Black/Stephens'' song "Happy Everything" and in the same year was Special Guest to JOHNNIE MATHIS
during his 4 week sell-out British tour which opened with four performances at the
Royal Albert Hall. Later she sang in concert in Chicago accompanied by world--famous
pianist, PETER NERO. In 1981, Maggie represented the UK with LES REED song in the
Seoul (World) Song Festival, South Korea, and was runner-up to USA's AL GREEN.
As PRINCIPAL BOY she has starred in more than a dozen major Pantomime Productions,
and in between 1996 and 2002 she toured extensively with singer MARK RATTRAY in
two superb theatre productions: "The Magic of Bacharach" and "Musical Magic",
(featuring songs from the musicals, past and present). She is an occasional singing guest with the BEN WATERS boogie oogie band.
Past recordings include rock concept album "Dear Anyone"; two cover albums, namely
"I Wanna Be Loved By You" and "The Thrill Of Love". She diversified in the 90's with
dance track album "Boogie Oogie Oogie". In 2006 she teamed up with ex-singing partner MO RIVERS to record the album "As Time Goes By" – a contemporary revival of nostalgic songs dating from the first world war to second world war.
Maggie sings in Greek, Italian and has recorded an album of original songs in Spanish.