The 80's legend is back.
Shere Thu Thuy was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and at the age of 15, she would sing for the American GI officers club in Long Binh, South Vietnam. She arrived in San Francisco, December 24, 1970.. From 1970 to 1983, Shere started an acting career in television and movies. Some of her works included the hit TV series " All My Children", "Highway To Heaven", Too Close For Comfort", and "China Beach." Shere's Vietnamese heritage was also utilized in movie roles connected to the Vietnam war. Some of her works included "A Rumor of War", "Don't Cry It's only Thunder", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Casualties of War" and "Rambo".
In 1983 Shere returned to music with her brother Alan Nguyen and his band "Survivor" in Burbank' California. Shere is best known for being the first Vietnamese to create American original songs in the style of Italo Disco & New Wave. Her hit singles were "Gonna Lose My Heart" and "It's Only You" in 1987, followed by "I Feel Your Love" in 1988, "Prisoner of Love" in 1989 and "Bring My Heart To Light" in 1990. This heightened her populaity beyond her collegues, who were still writing music in the Vietnamese style of old standards.
Now there is a new generation who are interested in the old 80's music, particularly with the 80's Italo Disco & New Wave scene. This musical interest has brought back Little Saigon's recording artist, Shere Thu Thuy, out of retirement and on to the stage, where the past and the present join in the iniversal language of sound and vision.