Bette Bright

Bette Bright — aka Anne Martin — is an English vocalist from Whitstable, Kent, who emerged in the Liverpudlian New Wave/art-rock band Deaf School, which released three albums on Warner Bros. between 1976 and 1978. She formed her own band, the Illuminations, for a pair of singles on Radar Records in 1978/79, followed by the album Rhythm Breaks the Ice on Korova in 1981. Soon thereafter, she married Madness-frontman Suggs and retired from the scene, re-emerging only for Deaf School reunions in 1988 and during the 2010s.


  • “My Boyfriend’s Back” / “Hold On, I’m Coming” (1978 • Bette Bright and the Illuminations)
  • “The Captain of Your Ship” / “Those Greedy Eyes” (1979 • Bette Bright and the Illuminations)
  • Rhythm Breaks the Ice (1981)

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