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It's the phone call all budding rock stars fantasize about: "Hello. You don't know me, but I've just heard a sample of your voice and I'm putting a project together--would you like to sing on it?" In 1994, Ruth-Ann Boyle received such a call from former Simply Red keyboardist Tim Kellett. Kellett had tracked her down after hearing her sampled vocal on a keyboard. Recalls Boyle, "I knew who Tim was because I was a big Simply Red fan. At first, I thought he was one of my friends having a bit of a laugh at my expense. When I realized it was him, I got really excited. At the time, I was working in a bar and my life was going absolutely nowhere. I was thinking about going into nursing just so I'd have something I could be proud of. I had been in bands when I was 18 or 19, but they were less than pleasant experiences that left me a bit wary of band situations. Although this felt different, I didn't think anything would come of it." Needless to say, she was wrong. Within the course of a year, Kellett and Boyle found themselves signed to RCA Records, and in true storybook fashion, their first single, "You're Not Alone," became a huge international hit.

A half-dozen years later, the duo is now signed to Madonna's Maverick label, and about to release Trickle, a creamy and hypnotic collection of bittersweet songs that revolve around matters of the heart. Their sound has been described as a blend of breezy electronic ambience, undulating hip-hop beats and lush, soulful R&B-tinged vocals. "Personally, I don't think we need a label," says Kellett. "Our sound defies categorization and I think this album proves that." As for the disc's somber tone, Kellett says, "I can't write songs that feature lines like, "Oh baby, I love you." "That's completely disallowed," laughs Ruth-Ann. "We're not allowed to have the word "baby' in any songs. This is a "baby-free' record."

Tim and Ruth recently spent Five Minutes with talking about their love of potato chips and dogs. True to form, the word "baby" was never brought up again. What's your favorite thing to do when no one else is around?
Ruth-Ann: Reading.
Tim Kellert: Talk to myself. Name a guilty pleasure.
RA: Potato chips!
TK: Champagne in the morning. What's your greatest fear?
RA: Loneliness.
TK: Being in a plane crash. Name your favorite body part.
RA: My shoulders.
TK: My ears. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
RA: My laugh.
TK: My skin tone. What was your worst day job?
RA: Putting leaflets into cataloguesI kept getting paper cuts on my hands.
TK: I worked in a Fish "N Chips restaurant. What's something you're good at that's totally useless?
RA: Pulling my eyelid inside out.
TK: I can do an impression of a phone. Name your favorite fictional character.
RA: Jay Gatsby.
TK: Chuckie from the Rugrats. What was your most memorable celebrity encounter?
RA: I once stood very near to my two favorite footballers and didn't know what to say. I was completely starstruck.
TK: Jack Nicholson came to a Simply Red gig at the Roxy and we had late night drinks upstairs afterward. Who would you like to trade places with for a day?
RA: My six-year-old nephew.
TK: My one-year-old daughter. What song best represents the soundtrack of your life?
RA: Mary J. Blige's "Be Happy!"
TK: Al Green's "Take Me To The River" "cause I like fishing. If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
RA: A dog.
TK: A queen bee. When you were a kid growing up, who did you imitate when you stood in front of the mirror?
RA: Shirley Bassey.
TK: I didn't imitate anyone, I just made stupid faces. What is your motto?
RA: "Never judge a book by its cover."
TK: "Be prepared." Name a book you've read recently and liked.
RA: James St. James' Disco Bloodbath.
TK: Nick Hornby's About A Boy. Name a film you've seen recently and liked.
RA: Fight Club.
TK: The Matrix. Name an album you've heard recently and liked.
RA: Macy Gray's On How Life Is.
TK: Travis' The Man Who Finish this line: "If we can send a man to the moon, then why..."
RA: can't we make sure everyone is fed, clothed and housed?
TK: should I finish this sentence? What will you remember most about the '90s?
RA: Having a number one single in the U.K.
TK: Having a number one record and four kids.

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