Joan Armatrading. I can still recall hearing this incredible singer for the first time at the age of 8. It was during a televised 1976 performance of her on TOPS, in which she had sung 'Love and Affection'. I was completely stunned by the song and her incredible voice. Even as my musical tastes developed, I never forgot that one performance that changed me. Seeing her live in 2012 in Aberystwyth was an experience I will never forget. Not going to lie, I did cry when she sang THAT song too.