Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, Gwen is now a resident of the United Kingdom due to her enormous success in both the UK and Europe, where she regularly tours and featured on television. Gwen Dickey, the voice of Rose Royce on all hit records made famous by this international group. No-one can forget the classic hits of the 70’s such as ‘Carwash’, ‘Wishing on a Star’, ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’, ‘Do Your Dance’, ‘Is It Love You’re After’, ‘I’m in love (and I Love the Feeling)’, and ‘I Wanna Get Next to You’.
Gwen Dickey embarked on a solo career and she enjoyed her first chart success when she joined forces with KWS on Chaka Khan’s classic hit ‘Ain’t Nobody’ in 1994.
In 1998 Gwen teamed up with international rap artist Jay-Z for a brand new version of the Rose Royce hit ‘Wishing on a Star’. Gwen’s new vocals sounded just as good as ever and after picking up extensive airplay on Radio 1 and all the independent stations, the record entered the UK Charts first week at No.13 giving Gwen her first solo Top Ten hit.
In 1999 Gwen sang the title song for the Warner Brothers hit Dutch film ‘Abeltje’ with top Dutch band ‘Romeo’.
For the first half of 2001, Gwen headlined in a musical tour entitled ‘What a Feeling’, which played major theatres throughout the UK. She also appeared for Formula One Racing in Monte Carlo and did the half time show at the prestigious ‘Charity Shield’ match between Manchester United and Liverpool. Television appearances that year included ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and Channel Five’s ‘Night Fever’ (UK and American version).
Also in 2001, Gwen opened the show for James Brown at the Formula One Grand Prix ball in Monte Carlo
In 2002 Gwen headlined with Meatloaf in Antwerp, Belgium for ‘Night of the Proms’ to a sold out show for 3 nights. A 21-piece orchestra accompanied Gwen’s performance.
In 2004, Gwen performed at the Glastonbury festival to crowds of 250,000 people from all over the world.
Gwen has continued to tour the globe with her band and in 2008, she took a well-earned year off! This year, she headlined the Baltic Soul Weekender in Germany with a full orchestra.
She is currently touring with her band, which is billed as ‘Gwen Dickey’s Rose Royce’.