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At the age of 14, Berenyi met her friend and future bandmate, Emma Anderson. They became interested in music and together wrote the music fanzine Alphabet Soup (which only lasted for five issues).Berenyi first played bass with the band, The Bugs,and later went on to play with Lillies.
In 1988, Berenyi studied English literature at the North London Polytechnic, where she met drummer Christopher Acland, bassist Steve Rippon, and singer Meriel Barham. Along with Anderson, they decided to form their own band.
When Meriel Barham left, the remaining members of Lush placed ads in local papers looking for Barham’s replacement, but they couldn’t find the singer they wanted, and Berenyi took over the vocals.
From 1988 until 1996, she played with Lush, releasing several albums, singles and videos, and toured extensively through the UK, North America, Japan, Australia and other countries.