Beverley Knight is an English soul singer and radio show host who is best known for her hit singles “Greatest Day”, “Get Up!”, “Shoulda Woulda Coulda”, “Come as You Are” and “Keep This Fire Burning”. When she was a child, she discovered her talent for singing in her Pentecostal church choir. Her breakthrough came with ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’. In an interview with Guardian in 1995 she said,
“I’m a British female soul singer so there’s a good chance I’ll be a has-been or even a nearly-was in a year’s time.”
She known as one of the U.K.’s greatest soul artists who sang “Flavour of the Old School.” In 2004, she veered into a pop-rock sound for fourth album Affirmation. She also had to contend with a mainstream media bias towards British blue-eyed soul.
How Tall Is Beverley Knight?
Beverley Knight height is 5 feet 3 inch (1.64 m). Her body weight is around 63 Kg (131 lbs). As of 2023, she has kept the fires of her career burning and she is “still here” – no mean feat given the challenges inherent in being a Black, British, female soloist. She was born to Jamaican parents and grew up in a strict Pentecostal household.
When she used to go church where church attendance was an important element in the life of the family. She began her singing career there. She said,
“The first time I heard music would have been in church. My mum was often called upon: ‘Come on sister Dolores. Lead us in song!’ Singing was the most natural thing in the world. I thought, doesn’t everybody’s mum lead the congregation at church in song?”
Her ability to adapt to new trends and embrace different genres has attracted a wide and diverse fan base. Through her persistence and unwavering dedication, she has not only achieved longevity in her career but has also become an influential figure in the music industry. She also fashioned a parallel career for herself in musical theatre.
Moreover, she is very close to her sister, dad and mum. She shared an old image with her dad and sister on her Instagram and captioned the image as,
“Omg this shoot!�❤️
Myself and my sister Cynthia were asked to do an article by The @guardian newspaper, looking back at an old photo and describing the circumstances of it and the relationships with those in the pic… Have a read by clicking on my stories.
I chose a pic of Cynth and I when I was around 2/3, taken in a studio.
I thought, great, sounds ace… until they stressed that the picture will need to be recreated! Expressions, set up AND STYLING!
We were mortified! We had to embrace and roll with it…
My mum could NOT resist coming along to the shoot.
Mostly to laugh at us! That’s all she did!
So my luvs, here you go, the result of a 50 and 54 year old dressed as ourselves in 1976!
It’s a good job me,Mum, Cynth and my brother Adrian are really close! 😂😂😂❤️xxx”
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Who Is The Husband Of Beverley Knight?
Beverley Knight is married with her long term boyfriend, James O’Keefe. In Nov 2010, she got engaged to production technician Mr O’Keefe. They tied knot on 8 September 2012. Couple is a keen supporter of home city football club Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. She wrote on her Twitter page,
“Luvs, today I marry the man of my dreams. “Thank you all for your good luck tweets. I’ll be back after my honeymoon. The next time I tweet I will be Mrs O’Keefe!”
On September 8, 2023, she celebrated her eleven years of anniversary with her husband and shared an image on her Instagram account which she captioned as,
“Eleven years ago today.❤️
The best summer. I married a King who became an Unguarded Warrior.
My @jamesokeefenrg ❤️👑
8th September 2012. 💍 xx
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Beverley Knight Net Worth
Beverley Knight’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million, as of 2023. She has hosted “Beverley’s Gospel Nights” on Radio 2 for four seasons and “Just The Two Of Us” on BBC1 for two seasons. In a media statement she said,
“I am so excited about playing Rachel Marron on stage in The Bodyguard. To be making my West End theatre debut playing such an iconic role is both somewhat challenging and highly exhilarating and it will be nothing but a privilege to perform the best of Whitney Houston’s extraordinary catalogue each night on stage at the Adelphi Theatre.”
When Did Beverley Knight Began Singing?
At her young age of 13, Beverley Knight started penning her own songs, but it wasn’t until she became 17 that she really committed herself to the singing. She started playing her original music in bars and clubs around her hometown. She was only 19 when she started singing on the demo recordings of Wolverhampton native and Dome publishing signee Westley Jones. Check out her Instagram here – ‘beverleyknight‘.