Friday 24 May 2019

Shakespears Sister’s Siobhan Fahy and Marcella Detroit to reunite after 27 year feud

Shakespears Sister
Shakespears Sister

Shakespears Sister are reportedly reuniting following a feud that has spanned 27 years.

Formed as a solo act in 1988 by Siobhan Fahey, formerly of Bananarama, Shakespears Sister became a duo the following year with the addition of Marcella Detroit.

They are still best known for their haunting 1992 hit 'Stay' but they released two top 10 albums, Sacred Heart and Hormonally Yours, and several other Top 40 hits.

However, they split in 1993 with the departure of Detroit after tensions reportedly erupted between the two women over Detroit's more prominent vocals in 'Stay'.

The latter reportedly found out she had been dropped from the duo when Siobhan's publisher read an acceptance speech at the Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in 1993 where their album Hormonally Yours won Best Contemporary Collection of Songs.

The statement wished Detroit "all the best for the future" and added that "all's well that ends well".

Fahey continued as Shakespears Sister for another three years solo before working under her own name for a decade before relaunching Shakespears Sister in 2009.

Ten years later, the Sun reports that Fahey and Detroit have put their differences aside and reunite on stage later this year.

Two years ago Fahey also reunited with her Bananarama bandmates Sara Dallin and Karen Woodward.  They had fallen out when Siobhan left the band in 1988 to form Shakespears Sister.

Speaking to The Sun at the time, Sara said the groups rows were "because we were emotionally immature – whereas nowadays we’d just talk about it and deal with things properly.

“But instead we just went off in a huff, and didn’t speak to each other, and it caused all those issues.”

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