Linda “Peaches” Tavani – ‘Give Me Love’

As soon as you hear ‘Give Me Love’ you’ll be struck by the voice as being something familiar. And for good reason. Linda “Peaches” Tavani, is one half of 70s/80s hit machine Peaches & Herb, who smashed the charts with singles including ‘Reunited’, ‘I Pledge My Love’, and ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’, among many others.

Peaches & Herb sold over 9 million records, with three number 1 hits, and a Grammy Award nomination. Their influence has therefore been huge in the music world, and even now, any time you hear a slow-burner of a soul anthem on the radio, or a track by a pop artist whose sound comes somewhere between hot funk and cool RnB, or even a modern dance track which clearly owes a debt to the classic disco sound – they’ve taken their inspiration from Linda “Peaches” Tavani.

Although Peaches & Herb broke up in the mid-80s, Linda Tavani has kept on making music, crossing over into gospel. She also co-founded the WOW (Winning Our World) Foundation, whose charity provides food for millions of people all over the planet.

Linda’s latest single, ‘Give Me Love’, finds its roots deep in gospel, while the harmonies have their origin in modern pop. There’s even some solid rock backing up her sound. It’s a showcase of her incredible voice, with emotion pouring out as Linda sings the lyrics in an earnest statement of passionate love.

The music video for ‘Give Me Love’, shot in black and white, is just as direct as Tavani’s vocals, and she puts on the heat as she steps up to the mic and gives it her all, with unfailing intensity.

Watch the music video for ‘Give Me Love’. You can find out more about Linda “Peaches” Tavani on her official website.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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