Beth Orton Biography (Wikipedia)
Elizabeth Caroline Orton (born 14 December 1970) is an English singer-songwriter, known for her "folktronica" sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica. She was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit, Andrew Weatherall, Red Snapper and The Chemical Brothers in the mid-1990s. Her UK/US first solo album, Trailer Park, received much critical acclaim in 1996. Orton developed a devoted audience with the release of the BRIT Award-winning album Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album, Daybreaker. Her 2006 album, Comfort of Strangers, was followed by a break during which Orton gave birth to her daughter and collaborated with the British guitarist Bert Jansch. Orton returned with Sugaring Season in 2012, which moved towards a purer acoustic sound, followed by a return to electronic music with Kidsticks, released in 2016.
Orton's music has been featured in Felicity, How to Deal, Charmed, Dawson's Creek, Vanilla Sky and Grey's Anatomy, providing her with exposure to a more mainstream American audiences.
- ‘I think that I sidestepped a lot’ – Beth Orton on taking a different pathhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqf73.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqf73.jpg2016-04-25T15:01:00.000ZBeth Orton discusses leaving her comfort zone and avoiding being categorized.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03s58nl
‘I think that I sidestepped a lot’ – Beth Orton on taking a different path
- Beth Orton: Mentoring Young Singershttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02v7pzg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02v7pzg.jpg2015-06-21T08:48:00.000ZMary Anne is joined by Mercury Prize-nominated, BRIT award-winning, singer-songwriter Beth Orton, who talks about her work as a mentor for up-and-coming artists.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02v7q0j
Beth Orton: Mentoring Young Singers
- Beth Orton chats to Mark Radcliffehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02k95ss.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02k95ss.jpg2015-02-18T15:56:00.000ZBeth Orton joins Mark to talk about her mentoring of upcoming musicians at Manchester's Band On The Wall.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02k98h9
Beth Orton chats to Mark Radcliffe
- Beth Orton - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021z7s6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021z7s6.jpg2014-07-01T12:00:00.000ZSinger-songwriter Beth Orton joins Mark and Stuart fresh from her Glastonbury appearance.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021z7sh
Beth Orton - Interview
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