Janice Robinson, vocalist behind Livin’ Joy 90s hit ‘Dreamer’ pays tribute to Record Exec Phil Quartararo
Janice Robinson, the renowned vocalist behind ‘Dreamer,’ mourns the passing of Record Exec Phil Quartararo, who sadly departed on Wednesday at the age of 67.
In the 1990s, Janice achieved massive success with Livin’ Joy and the hit track ‘Dreamer.’ Transitioning into a solo career, she was signed by Phil and Warner Records. Phil’s belief in her talent was evident when he handpicked her after witnessing her perform, leading to significant milestones in her career. She toured with legends such as Lionel Richie and Tina Turner, made appearances on Charmed, opened for Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen brand, and shared the stage with New Kids On The Block. Additionally, she served as the live touring vocalist for Snap!, known for hits like ‘The Power.’ More recently, she participated in The X Factor in 2018 and concluded a successful tour with the iconic Ministry Of Sound around England.
Phil Quartararo, affectionately known as “Phil Q,” played pivotal roles in breaking U2 on pop radio, overseeing the Spice Girls’ marketing strategy in the ’90s, and collaborating with industry giants like Madonna, Coldplay, The Smashing Pumpkins, Faith Hill, and Green Day.
For Janice, Phil Q was more than a record executive; he saw a vision in her that she had yet to recognize herself. Grateful for his unwavering support, Janice was signed to Warner Records under his leadership, releasing her debut solo album ‘The Color Within Me‘ and embarking on a tour with Tina Turner.
As Janice gears up for a new album, the news of Phil’s passing weighs heavily on her. She reflects on his kindness, his instrumental role in shaping her career, and the void left by his absence. Despite the excitement of sharing her upcoming achievements with him, she now faces the reality that this won’t be possible.
In her heartfelt tribute, Janice Robinson expresses the pain of losing not only Phil but also other dear friends and family members. She underscores the difficulty of losing those who believe in you and help nurture self-belief. Even in her grief, Janice remains grateful for the profound love she has shared with those she’s lost.
In memory of Phil Quartararo, Janice Robinson emphasizes the deep impact he had on her career and life. She concludes with a poignant farewell, acknowledging the heaviness in her heart and honoring Phil as “a real one.”
Image Credit: Ministry of Sound / Provided by JC Media
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