Sunday, November 2, 2008
Peggi had sung background vocals for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Luther Vandross which later led to a record deal with MCA Records.
Peggi also co-starred in two Broadway musicals: "The Wiz" in 1983 with singer Stephanie Mills and "Marilyn, An American Fable" in 1984 with director Kenny Ortega and actor Scott Bakula. In 1983, she appeared on a duet with Stephanie Mills entitled "His Name is Michael."
In 1986, Peggi got her big break after her agent submitted her to "Star Search" and she ended up winning the 1986 Grand Champion Female Vocalist award. The exposure on "Star Search" led to a record deal with Capitol Records. After moving to California, she spent the rest of 1986 and most of 1987 working on her second album.
From December of 1996 to May of 1997, Peggi headed off to Germany to star in a 4-month long tour of Michael Jackson's production of "Sisterella." A single from the show, "I Got the Money" was released in Europe.
In February of 1998, Peggi returned to Germany to co-star with Linda Hopkins in a revue entitled "Wild Women Blues." She has appeared on the soundtracks to "Set It Off" and "Hurricane." She was a featured soloist on the Jean-Claude van Damme film, "Desert Heat."
Peggi has performed with the Los Angeles Philaharmonic Orchestra with Esa Peka-Salonen and with the Memphis and Hawaiian Symphony with Burt Bacharach. She even sang at President Bill Clinton's inauguration.
On January 1, 2000, Peggi performed at Barbara Streisand's Millenium Concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Peggi has provided vocals for artists such as Quincy Jones, Tracy Chapman, Aaron Neville, David Foster, Brian Setzer, Young M.C., Cherrelle, Irene Cara, Smokey Robinson, the Staple Singers, Phyllis Hyman, Phillip Bailey, Sweet, and Leonard Cohen. She has appeared on ten Platinum-selling albums. In March of 2006, she appeared on the ABC network show, "Miracle Workers."
These days, Peggi continues to perform and is currently performing in her new self-penned show, "Blu Sinatra" in which she sings selections from the works of Frank Sinatra. In 2012, she was featured as a vocal coach on "American Idol."
To see Peggi's official website, go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Dancing in the Street," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "I Got Love," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Girls It Ain't Easy," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Tender Moments," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "All The Way With You," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Two Can Play That Game," go to:
[updated on 03/24/13]