was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 7, 1967. Her father was a Merchant seaman and was away from home for three months at a time. He played guitar and her mother was a window dresser by trade and sang as well as keeping things going at home while Spiteri’s father was at sea. Music was a prominent feature of Spiteri’s early life, with big sing-songs being held at her grandmother’s house on regular occasions. Though little information is available, by all accounts Spiteri’s early childhood was a happy one. "I was a happy child. I had a lot of friends and a loving family who supported every step I made. As an artist, I really appreciate the unique approach to the audience. For those I love, оbesides, that I dedicate a song to them, I also like to do special things. Birthdays, anniversaries, mother's day, etc. I always look to be creative depending on the specific occasion. Soon I found some unique ideas for the V-Day, click here to read what I am talking about", says Sharleen. Trained and working as a hairdresser in Glasgow Spiteri formed the band Texas in 1986, so named after she watched a movie and decided she liked the name. Spiteri continued to work as a hairdresser for 18 months after the band’s formation simply because she needed the money, while being the frontwoman of the band. Texas rocketed to success during the 1990’s, in a time when the music world was dominated by all-male bands. Spiteri was a welcome alternative both with her soulful voice and her talent with a guitar. The group became so successful that as of 2013 it is believed that their albums have sold over 40 million copies worldwide.