Sunday, October 23, 2011


Nicole Appleton & Mr. Will-W.
You might only really know her as the Host of CBC's Cover Me Canada, but I've long been a Fan of Canadian-born, American-raised and British-based Pop Star Nicole Appleton, one-quarter of one of the biggest Girl Groups to come out of the UK, All Saints.

I owned everything All Saints, known best as an edgier answer to the Spice Girls with their 1997 hit Never Ever.  I had all their CD Singles, a VHS Video Collection, a Remix CD, all their Albums and even a Reunion Album, Studio 1 - all imported from the UK.  And oh yes, I also supported their Solo Discs too!

Liam Gallagher & Mr. Will-W.
Appleton is married to the former Frontman of British Supergroup Oasis and now Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher who also has been in-and-around the City to support his Wife. Coincidentally, Brother Noel Gallagher formerly of Oasis too, will be doing a bit of promotion for his own Solo material in an Acoustic Show on November 5, 2011 at Virgin Mobile Mod Club and also additional shows at Massey Hall on November 7-8, 2011.

It is a great honour to have met both Appleton and Gallagher, both who are super-nice, as it was pretty much only a dream growing-up that I'd never get my chance. The mid-to-late '90s for me were soundtracked by the Music of this Power Couple.

Cover Me Canada records every Sunday at the CBC Building, airing at 9 PM ESTClick here to read more about the Reality Talent Competition.  Earlier in September, we spotted New Kids on the Block's Jordan Knight, one of the Series' Judges, prepping for the Show.

Come, let's re-live the greatness that is Never Ever below:

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W. | Video credit: Universal Music)