Kiara was a Detroit-based duo consisting of multi-instrumentalist John Winston and vocalist Gregory Charley. They had a brief moment in the sun in the late 80s with a couple of very attractive hits. "The Best of Me," with its smooth vocals and sax solo, was a bona fide R&B hit, and the duo also hit the charts with "Quiet Guy" and "This Time." Their 1988 debut album, To Change and/or Make a Difference, landed in the R&B top 25, but the follow-up, Civilized Rogue, unfortunately stiffed. A third album, Condition of the Heart, was released in 1994, but it failed to chart, and Kiara's days on the national scene were essentially over.
By Chris Rizik
To Change Or Make...
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