Nomad is the London-based duo of Damon Rochefort, who handles programming and production, and soulful singer Sharon Dee Clarke. Although the duo only lasted for one album, 1991's Changing Cabins, that record featured a fairly large club hit, "(I Wanna Give You) Devotion," that was inescapable for a few months in 1991. Clarke had previously released several well-regarded 12" singles, including 1989's "Something Special" and 1986's "Dance Your Way Out the Door." Rochefort had remixed a few singles, and had worked with the collective G.T., but Nomad was the first major project where he had written and performed the majority of the music.
Although Nomad only lasted for the one album, Rochefort and Clarke continued to work together for their next project, Serious Rope, which also included new collaborator Aron Friedman. Besides their own singles, which featured Clarke on vocals, Rochefort and Friedman wrote and produced for various other artists including Kim Wilde, LaToya Jackson, and Jeanne Dee. ~ Stewart Mason