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In the U.S. Teri DeSario is mainly known for her duet with KC, lead singer of the phenomenal R&B and funk group KC and the Sunshine Band of the popular Barbara Mason cover, (Pop # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and certified gold, Adult Contemporary #1 for 2 weeks) "Yes, I'm Ready" from 1980, from her second album Moonlight Madness, released in 1979. Follow-up singles (album title track) "Moonlight Madness" and a remake of "Dancin' In The Streets" charted but didn't make Billboard Top 40.

By the end of 1980, her hit "Yes, I'm Ready", granted herself one-hit wonder status, with the disco-era making an exit, even though her duet with KC was a pop-fused remake of a famous slow-dancing ballad. She went on to record two more albums for Casablanca, "Caught", an album which reflected her situation with the record company, and "Relationships," which was shelved when the company itself changed directions. After a lot of soul searching, she recorded two contemporary Christian albums for Word records, "A Call to us All" and "Voices in the Wind," which were co-written with and produced by Bill Purse. In 1986 she was nominated for a Grammy in the gospel category for Best Female Performance. She also wrote for and appeared on various artists' albums. During the same period her music was popular in Japan and the Philippines. Teri's music became more introspective and increasingly challenged conservative Christianity. Finally in 1986, she requested that she be released from her contract at Word records.

In 1989, Teri also performed/recorded a version of Lifeline with The Maranatha! Singers on a compilation CD for Marantha! Music (Laguna Hills, CA).

Teri DeSario took her talents to production for Emergence on 1993's Laughing Medusa Theme Series, Vol. 1 release. DeSario was creditedly challenge as executive producer, producer and vocalist and husband Bill took on the roles of synthesizer, piano, arranger, keyboards, vocals, producer, engineer, editing, executive producer, and mixing. DeSario would also provide vocals on Chris Carter and Mark Snow's 1996 album Truth & Light: Music From 'The X-Files.

Television appearances

In the late 1970s/early 1980s, Teri made three TV appearances including American Bandstand with the Captain and Tennille and KC (Dec/29/1979), The Midnight Special with Tom Jones (Feb/08/1980) and on Solid Gold hosted by the Pointer Sisters (Jan/17/1981). In each episode she played herself.