Stacey Qwas born as Stacey Lynn Swain, on November 30, 1958, in Fullerton, California. She is the youngest of 3 kids and is a successful synth pop and dance pop singer, plus a dancer and actress. She is most recognized with her hit single in 1986 called, Two Of Hearts. Stacey was interesting in singing and dancing at the early age of 3 when she wanted to take dance lessons. She had to wait until she was five years old before she got her dance lessons. At the age of ten, in 1969, she became the youngest member of the Dance Theater of Orange County. The company performed at local benefit shows in Anaheim. She spent 11 years learning ballet and flamenco dancing. She became an entertainer at Disneyland in 1970 and at the same time continued her dance training at the Willshire Theater Of Arts in Los Angeles. She went to high school at Loara High School in 1972. She graduated in 1976. She then joined the Wringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as a showgirl and elephant rider. In 1977 she left to pursue her recording career. She first worked at Los Angeles radio to introduce and announce programs. She also worked in other places in Los Angeles.
Stacey’s singing career as a recording artist began in 1981. She met Jon St. James, who was a producer, manager, and collaborator. In 1981 Stacey and Jon formed a synth pop group called, Q. The members consisted of Jon (guitar player), Dan Van Patten and John Van Tongeran on vocoder and synthesizer, and Stacey as assistant producer. Stacey eventually became the lead singer. Stacey signed a recording contract with On the Spot Records in 1985. She released her first solo single called, Shy Girl, in 1985. Her first solo album was released as a cassette and was distributed and there were only a limited number of copies released. As a solo artist, Stacey went by the name of Stacey Q.
Stacey’s song, Shy Girl, and other singles, sold over 100 thousand copies. This drew the attention of the major record companies and she soon signed with Atlantic Records in 1986 as a solo artist. Jon St. James became her manager and other members of SSQ were her backup musicians. Three weeks later, she released her debut album on the Atlantic Records label. In 1990 Stacey left Atlantic Records. She went on to record a re-mix album, provide vocals for others, and in 2000 she went back to the theater. In 2007 she was back to recording and released her latest album called, Queen of the 80's. She is still performing and recording. She has released at least 9 albums, 16 singles, and has been involved in at least 11 films.
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