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Friday, 5 July, 2002, 05:35 GMT 06:35 UK
Pulling the plug on The Singing Kettle
Singing Kettle website
The Singing Kettle have performed in front of millions
A member of Scottish children's entertainers The Singing Kettle has quit - to play in an alternative rock band.

Last Christmas Jane Fisher shared a stage with her parents Artie Trezise and Cilla Fisher in front of tens of thousands of young fans.

Now she is performing at more intimate venues across the UK after devoting her energies to her new band, Motormark.

Singing Kettle
Jane (left) will sing in a rock band
The duo she has formed with Mark Law have received comparisons with bands like the B52s and Scottish punk act The Rezillos.

This weekend they will be performing at an alternative music night at The Verge in London's Camden.

At the same time her former colleagues in The Singing Kettle will be entertaining some 10,000 younger fans at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow.

However, Jane seems more than happy with the change of direction.

She told BBC Scotland: "People have a misconception that everybody in The Singing Kettle goes home and listens to 100 favourite nursery rhymes in the evening.


We have taken a lot of influences from the show - we have had costumes designed, for example

Jane Fisher
"The truth is that we do like a very wide spectrum of different music - especially myself."

However, she admitted that there was some crossover between her new career and the world of children's entertainment.

"The whole thing is very different, but there are a lot of similarities," she said.

"We have taken a lot of influences from the show - we have had costumes designed, for example.

"I have got a fantastic red dress that I wear on stage which was made by one of the Kettle costume designers."

Central role

Artie stressed that the group she was leaving behind had not deteriorated in his daughter's absence.

"I hate to say it when she is sitting beside me, but her replacement is well up to the task," he said.

Kevin MacLeod, who first worked with the show in 1992, has now taken on a central role and replaced Jane as one of the main presenters.

The Singing Kettle, which is completed by third original member Gary Coupland, has performed before an estimated four million children and parents during its lengthy career.

The act has also hosted its own award-winning television show and performed at venues across the world.

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