She is a singer born in Ter Aar, South Holland.
She began her career in 1972 The Hague and in 1973 sang
with the band Shocking Blue and released her first solo single, “Diane in
Her Dreams” followed by a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”, both just using
the name Jody.
In 1974 she joined up with Rudy Bennett who had previously
been with the group The Motions and Jupiter and stayed with his group for
several years until she joined her sister in the group Cashmere in 1979 and
had success with the hit “Love’s What I Want”.
She moved on again 1981 when she became involved as one
of the lead singers for Stars on 45 that had been put together by Martin
Duiser and Jaap Eggermont.
This was an extremely successful venture for her as the singles and
albums that ensued entered the charts all over the world.
A year later she returned to her solo career using the
name Jody Miles and released a self-titled album, followed by 1985’s Jody’s
Private Luxury which included songs such as “Crazy For Your Love”. Two years later in 1987 she got
together some backing vocalists and sang at a Lee Towers gala performance. They became the ensemble called
Jody’s Singers and released a successful album of covers in 1991.
In 1996 she performed as part of the Dutch Entry for
the Eurovision Song Contest. She
also joined up with the Efteling Fairy Tale Show and performed at the Efteling
Fairy Tale Park Theatre for the following year.
Jody’s Singer’s came back in 2000 when they
collaborated with Jan Rietman for the CD Het Grote Meezingfeest which was a
recording of covers of previous successful pop songs. She was back on her own again when
she sang several songs for the animate series Pokemon in 2001, performed in
the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest with Sergio & The Ladies and sang on
the soundtrack of Yes Nurse, No Nurse.
Jody’s Singers returned yet again in 2003 when they
performed in the recording studio with Jan Smit and then in 2005 she joined
the Jan Rietman Band for a 40-concert tour of The Netherlands. Back in the studio in 2007 she
joined Re-Play to sing backing on their Dancing The Night Away.
2008 saw her no less busy when she worked on an album
by Gino Vanelli and took up the job of a voice artist and singer on a
children’s TV show.
Stars on 45 recordings
Medley: Intro “Venus” – Sugar Sugar – No
Reply – I’ll Be Back – Drive My Car – Do You Want to Know a Secret – We Can
Work it Out – I Should Have Known Better – Nowhere Man – You’re Going to
Lose That Girl – Stars on 45 (Jeff
Barry/Martin Duiser/Jaap Eggermont/Andy Kim/Robert Van Leeuwen/John
Stars on 45
(Martin Duiser/Jaap Eggermont)
Radio Records RR 3810