Exposé is born (1984-1986) After the tremendous response of their first two singles, "Point of No Return" and "Exposed To Love", it was clear that an entirely new era of dance music was about to spread around the world. Some called it "The Miami Sound", others referred to it as Freestyle, 80's Dance, Dance/Pop. We knew them as Exposé and one thing was for certain...music would never be the same again. Exposé consisted of Jeanette Jurado, Gioia Bruno, and Ann Curless.
Exposure (1986-1988) Toward the end of 1986, Exposé released their debut album Exposure. Led by the huge pop/dance hit "Come Go With Me," this album proved to be one of the most successful dance albums ever released, going multi-platinum. In 1987, a re-recorded
version of "Point of No Return" was released (with Jurado performing lead vocals). "Let Me Be the One" followed next and performed well on both the Pop charts and R&Bcharts, and Exposé established a distinction from other "girl groups" with this single. As Gioia performed lead vocals for this song, it soon became apparent that each member would alternate singing lead vocals to each song as opposed to maintaining one lead singer for the group. Their biggest hit occurred in the winter of 1988 with the single "Seasons Change," along with that came a Soul Train Award nomination for Best New Artist, appearances on Solid Gold, Showtime At The Apollo and served as the opening act for Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam during their tour. In addition, Exposé surpassed The Beatles and The Supremes for having the most top 10 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 released from a debut album.
What You Don't Know (1989-1990) Their second album, What You Don't Know (1989), went gold and proved to be almost as much of a success as their debut. The success of Exposé in the U.S. lead to a lot of similar girl groups being created by producers and existing ones being signed to labels, such as Company B, The Cover Girls, Sweet Sensation, Pajama Party, and Seduction. Shortly after the success of the singles "What You Don't Know" (Bruno on lead vocals) and "When I Looked at Him" (Jurado on lead vocals), the release of the single "Tell Me Why" (Bruno on lead vocals) made music history for the group when they became the first girl group to have 7 back-to-back Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. "Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue" (Jurado on lead vocals) and "Stop, Listen, Look & Think" (Curless on lead vocals) soon followed afterwards. Their continued success granted Exposé their first headlining tour and continued television appearances on Soul Train, The Pat Sajak Show and The Byron Allen Show, among others.
Exposé (Self Titled Album)(1992-1995) After Kelly Moneymaker joined Exposé to replace Gioia while she recoverd from vocal damage, the group released their third album Exposé, which integrated more adult-contemporary material in addition to their established Freestyle, House, R&B, Pop and love ballad repertoire. They managed to hit the U.S. Top 40 pop charts again with "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" and "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)," which also reached #1 on the adult-contemporary chart (Jurado performing lead vocals).
Subsequent releases "As Long As I Can Dream" and "In Walked Love" featured Curless in the lead vocal spotlight. A final club-marketed single "I Specialize In Love" featured Jurado on lead with Curless and Moneymaker each supporting lead vocals towards the song's conclusion.
Greatest Hits (1995) In 1995, Exposé recorded the Diane Warren-penned song "I'll Say Good-Bye for the Two of Us" for the soundtrack of the film Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home with Jurado performing solo; that same year, the song was issued on their Greatest Hits.
The Hiatus of Exposé (1997-2003) After the group took time off, Jurado performed in the stage play "Mad Hattan," supplied vocals for Jazz artist Nils, and later sang with a group called Safe Sax; Moneymaker married soap opera actor Peter Reckell and released two solo albums (Like A Blackbird and Through These Basement Walls); Curless engaged in song writing, supplied vocals to several club/dance projects and provided academic instruction on music and the music business. Both Jeanette & Ann took time away from the business to start families and enjoy being parents.
In 1997, Bruno fully recovered from her throat problems and began singing again. After a small stint with the band Wet, she worked on a solo career focused mostly on dance-oriented material. Her single releases "Free To Be", "From The Inside", and "Wreckin' My Nerves" lit up dance floors around the world. Her first album, Expose This, was released in the Spring of 2004. A solo release entitled "Why Did You Call Me" is set to be released in late 2006.
The Reuniting of Exposé and the Return of Bruno (2003-Present) On August 1, 2003, the lineup of Curless, Jurado, and Moneymaker reunited briefly for a reunion concert at the Mid State Fair in Paso Robles, CA. Members of Safe Sax, including guitarist/musical director/road manager Steve Fansler, were part of the live band Exposé used.
On October 21, 2006, Exposé performed for the first time since August 1, 2003 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami for the "Freestyle Explosion" concert. This performance also featured the official return of Bruno to the group.
On October 26, 2006, Exposé performed in New York City at the legendary Supper Club to a sold-out audience.
The first official full length concert listed is on November 29, 2006 at the Potawatomi Casino's Northern Lights Theatre in Milwaukee, WI.
Exposé consists of the original vocalists: Ann Curless, Gioia Bruno and Jeanette Jurado. The touring band, under the Musical Direction of Steve Fansler, features Tony De Augustine on drums, Doug Turley on bass guitar, former Oingo Boingo keyboardist Mike Bacich, and Steve Fansler on guitar.
With dates now booking through Fall of 2011, it is clear that the wait is over---EXPOSÉ IS BACK!
SURPASSED THE BEATLES
WITH MOST TOP 10 HIT
SINGLES O THE BILLBOARD
HOT 100 RELEASED FROM A
FIRST GIRL GROUP TO HAVE
7 BACK TO BACK TOP 10 HITS
ON BILLBOARD TOP 100
CURRENTLY BACK ON TOUR
WITH ALL ORIGINAL GROUP