Beth Orton

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Elizabeth Caroline Orton, 14 December 1970, East Dereham, Norfolk, England. Beth Orton pulled off the unlikely task of making folk-influenced music hip among mid-90s clubbers. Her early musical heroes were artists such as Neil Young, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell, but by her teens she was more interested in an acting career than in being a singer. However, when William Orbit recruited her to record some spoken text for his Strange Cargo project, the moderately drunk Orton sang instead... Read more

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female vocalists
singer-songwriter
folk
indie
alternative
seen live
british
trip-hop
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