Grace Knight is an English born Australian vocalist. This book covers her childhood trauma and tracks her rise to fame as a singer.
It was confronting for me to write this story. It feels sickening that the public knows things about me that I’ve spent most of my life pushing to the back...
Grace Knight is well known as the lead singer of the 1980s band Eurogliders, for her performance in Come In Spinner and her latter career as a jazz diva. She describes her rise to musical fame, life touring the world with Eurogliders, her metamorphosis to jazz singer, and her experience of singing ‘Fever’ for the President of the United States, Bill Clinton.
But Pink Suit for a Blue Day is about much more than music. Grace spent her childhood in Stevenage, just outside London, navigating the ups and downs of a traumatic home life - her Scottish father drifting in and out of the family, bringing violence and dissent with him, along with a love of music and words. Written with wit and warmth, Grace combines highly amusing stories of her childhood with the terrors of abuse, the road to success with frank revelations of how she copes now with intimacy.
Grace felt obliged to record her story: ‘It’s my nature to confront issues … it’s a bit like facing the demon eye to eye, by naming it and standing my ground, its hold over me disintegrates.’
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st September 2010
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.6 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.54