EIGHTIES popstar Corinne Drewery looks unrecognisable 37 years after her band Swing Out Sister's hit song Breakout smashed the charts.

Do you remember the pop group originally made up of lead vocalist Corinne, 61, drummer Andy Connell, 61, and keyboard player Martin Jackson?

Corinne Drewery is a member of 80s pop group Swing Out Sister


Corinne Drewery is a member of 80s pop group Swing Out SisterCredit: Instagram/@sosister

Corrine performing in London in 1986


Corrine performing in London in 1986Credit: Rex

Corinne with Andy Connell and Martin Jackson


Corinne with Andy Connell and Martin JacksonCredit: Rex

The band formed in 1985 and that year they released their single Blue Mood, which failed to chart.

But the following year their song Breakout reached number four in the UK singles chart, as well as placing sixth on the US' Billboard Hot 100.

Their debut album, It's Better to Travel, reached number one in the UK in 1986 and Swing Out Sister went on to have huge success in the industry.

By 1989 Martin, 67, decided to leave the band, meaning that Andy and Corinne carried on as a duo - and still to this day they are making music.

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Over the years they have produced 11 studio albums, with the most recent - Almost Persuaded - released in 2017.

Corinne, 61, loves to keep fans up to date with what she gets up to on the band's website and social media platforms.

She recently wished her pal Dee Lewis-Clay a happy birthday on Instagram, sharing a smiley selfie of the pair together.

Corinne said: "Happy Birthday Dee! First met Dee & Shirley Lewis when they came to the studio to sing bvs on Breakout...

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"We have been songbird sisters ever since! xx @deelewisclay_official."

In September last year she appeared on Soho Radio to chat with Martin Green, Elaine Delmar and David McAlmont.

She shared a picture of them together on the account.

The pop star also loves to reminisce over the amazing times she's had over the years, posting pics of herself when the band first started out.

Posting one snap, Corinne said: "First SOS photoshoot..Ellen Von Unwerth for ID Magazine...first single Blue Mood had just been released.. who knew what the future held... x."

Corinne also shares updates and memories on the band's official Facebook page which boasts 92K followers.

On May 17 she said: "Its Our Anniversary! Thanks for sharing it with us- 36 years and counting..!

"This picture was taken at about 8am on Oxford Sreet after a night flight from LA where we were filming the video for Twilight World...(my first trip to the USA)..so we weren't in the UK when our first album hit number one in the charts...we had to check the HMV shop window and pinch ourselves!"

Corinne pictured  at the Jazz FM Awards in 2019


Corinne pictured at the Jazz FM Awards in 2019Credit: Rex

Corinne pictured in September last year


Corinne pictured in September last yearCredit: Instagram/@sosister

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